Imagine this… a billion-star accommodation, world-renowned natural wonders and diverse settings to adventure through. It’s hard to believe Western Australia (WA) is right on our doorstep. The destination has so many outdoor journeys to experience and camping is without a doubt the best way to get amongst it. Being Australia’s largest state, WA offers an overwhelming variety of landscapes to choose from – so are you all in? We’ve got the top five hotspots to pitch a tent and get your adventure fix!
- Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park
With kangaroos claiming the beach front like it’s nobody’s business, Lucky Bay might just be the most Australian camping experience you can get. Famous for its idyllic turquoise waters and white fine sand beaches, the picturesque location has been dubbed by international travel journalists as one of the most stunning beaches in the world. Grab a tent and set up amongst nature’s own furry little friends!
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- Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup
A short hour and a half drive from Perth, you’ll find yourself at the Lane Pool Reserve – the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are many campgrounds in the region, some catering for small and others for larger groups. With the Murray River flowing through the park, campers flock there in the summertime to swim and canoe the tranquil waters. Winter is a whole other story, however, with white water and fast currents creating a more challenging course for canoeists and kayakers.
- Yallingup Holiday Park, Yallingup
Situated within the Margaret River Wine Region, Yallingup Holiday Park is known for its beachfront views and vast range of outdoor activities. For those keen adventurers completing the Cape to Cape track along the WA coastline, Yallingup is a great first stop to rest along the way. There’s plenty to see and do here, including vineyards to explore, beaches that have bred some of the world’s most famous surfers and even a ghost trail through the Yallingup Ngilgi Cave… (Spooky!).
- Sandy Cape, Jurien Bay
If four-wheel driving is your thing, look no further than Sandy Cape near Jurien Bay. The secluded white strip draws in visitors from across the world and is home to some of the most incredible snorkelling, fishing and kayaking accessible only by 4WD. What makes this humble spot extra special is the Australian Sea Lions, soaking in the sun at Jurien Bay Marine Park.
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- Dales Gorge Campground, Karajini National Park
If you’re looking for a refuge under an authentic outback sky, Dales Gorge in the heart of the Karajini National Park will do you wonders. By “wonders” we mean, you’ll wonder if this place is even real! Think emerald pools, flowing waterfalls and vast windswept landscapes… The destination is popular amongst campers and hikers alike for its walking trails and natural rolling red plains, all year round.
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