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Camping & Caravan parks

Book A Campsite in a National Park

Most main camping sites can be booked online at ParkStay– Parks & Wildlife however some can only be booked at the park entrance with the Ranger so it is first in first served.

Book Other Popular WA Camping Sites

HipCamp– HipCamp offers bookings for tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

You can also book on the Wikicamps and Aircamp apps.

A diversity of camping spots

Here is a selection of some ‘real camping experience’ camping spots in our National Parks that we love around WA!


50 minutes North east of Perth CBD is Beelu National Park- Perth Hills Discovery Centre.
Facilities: Showers, flushing toilets, drinking water and kitchen facilities available.
Please note it is only open for public camping every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and school holidays.


1 1/4 hours from Perth is the stunning Baden Powell in Lane Poole. Scenic camping amongst the trees with easy access to Lane Poole for swimming and kayaking.
Facilities: Pit toilets, picnic tables, bbqs, fire pit rings

If you want to hire camping equipment in Dwellingup then the fabulous staff at Dwellingup Adventures will set you up with all of the camping equipment (and bikes and kayaks if you want!) that you need.

Wellington National Park (Collie)

2 hours drive south of Perth is Honeymoon Pool set in Wellington National Park. Suitable for tents and swags only. Set under the tree canopy alongside Honeymoon Pool where you can take a dip or launch your kayak.
Facilities: Flush toilets, picnic tables and gas bbqs, fire pit rings

Steep Point (near Denham)

Steep Point by Denham is roughly an 11 hour drive North from Perth. This is a remote site in the Gascoyne Region and is Australia’s most Westerly point. It is for the rugged-loving campers with some dangerous terrain, wind and waves. Access for high-clearance 4WD vehicles with low-range gears only.
Facilities: Drop toilet only.

Yardie Creek (near Exmouth)

Yardie Creek campground is a 14 hour drive North of Perth. It is located in such a fantastic spot by the beach at the mouth of Yardie Creek on the Ningaloo Coast and ‘up the road’ from Turquoise Bay, Oyster Stacks and Sandy Bay. The campground only has 10 campsites that book out fast. Take your paddle board up Yardie Creek and look out for rock wallabies.

Facilities: Drop toilet. Picnic tables.

We also totally recommend Yardie Homestead Caravan park that has facilities for camping, caravans, motorhomes and chalets.

Facilities: Pool, tennis court, cafe as well as activities for the kids in the afternoons and live music at night during school holidays, but it books out well in advance so be sure to plan ahead and book.

Contos Beach (Margaret River)

Beachfront campground near Margaret River has 116 sites for tents, caravans and camper trailers in amongst the peppermint trees. Stroll down to the beautiful Contos Beach for a swim, surf or fish or take a section of the Cape to Cape track to Redgate Beach, which is around 6km’s away.

Cape Arid

Jorndee Creek is 10 hours South East of Perth and is a remote camping spot perfect for fishing and a refreshing swim at the river mouth of Jorndee Creek and the Indian Ocean. There are only 9 camping spots for just tents and small camper trailers and you can’t book so first come first served and it’s recommended you take a 4WD to get there.

Facilities: Drop toilet

Wooramel Station

For an oasis stop during your long drive back from up North a beautiful spot to stop is Wooramel Riverside Retreat Campground, 120kms south of Carnarvon, 2 kms off the North West Coastal Highway.

A unique station campground nestled under the majestic gum trees on the banks of the Wooramel River. Relax in the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths, enjoy the space, abundant bird and wildlife and cabin, eco tent or campsite accommodation.

Open from 1st March to 22nd December.  0499 425 888

Always have a back up option

There are numerous campgrounds with quite a few campsites throughout WA that can not be booked online but are beautiful spots, so it’s usually first in, first served for a lot of them, so have some nearby back up options on hand.


Camping Social Groups on facebook

  • Perth Outdoors and Camping Over 40yr
  • Family Camping in Western Australia
  • Camping places in Western Australia
  • Free and Cheap Camping/ Caravanning Western Australia
  • Explore Parks WA
  • Camping Queens Perth and surrounds
  • Ladies Camping Group Perth WA
  • WA Camping & 4×4
  • Country Pub Camping
  • Camping Pooches Group
  • WA only- Caravan & Camping Buy/Swap/Sell facebook page


Book a Caravan Park

There are so many fantastic caravan and camping parks throughout WA, from rugged and basic to luxurious.

WA Holiday Guide site provides a comprehensive selection of caravan parks for you to select where, when and what you require.

Another great website to find a caravan park in WA is

To find a chalet within a caravan park check out Expedia


Please dispose of rubbish correctly

Leave No Trace Australia

Leave No Trace Australia is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships to build awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.

We are dedicated to promoting attitudinal change and the empowerment of individuals, companies and communities to accept responsibility for the conservation of their natural environment. This is achieved by forming partnerships to foster the development of Leave No Trace minimal impact skills and ethics.

The 7 Principles of Leaving No Trace

      1. Plan ahead and prepare
      2. Travelling and camping on firm ground
      3. Dispose of waste correctly
      4. Leave what you find
      5. Minimise the impact of the campfire
      6. Respect wildlife
      7. Be considerate of hosts and other visitors

These seven principles are recommended as a guide to minimise the impact of your visits to Australia’s natural and cultural areas. “Leave no trace” depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations.