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The great thing about Australia is that each state offers experiences and sites that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Western Australia has the best of both worlds with an awe inspiring outback and a beautiful coastline.

Whether you are travelling inland or on the coast, there are a large number of free campsites spread across the state. Here are just a few you might like to add to your itinerary.

Lake Poorrarecup

Lake Poorrarecup

There’s plenty of room at this shady camping ground located on the northern side of Western Australia’s Poorrarecup Lake. Both locals and visitors are known to enjoy a range of water activities on the freshwater expanse such as canoeing, sailing, skiing and boating. After a day out on the water you can have a bite to eat on the sandy shores or under the shade of the picnic areas. If you prefer not to get wet there is also a nature trail through the bush land where you can look for the various plant and bird life that can be found.

Where: 42 km South West of Cranbrook.
Pet Friendly: No
Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes
Shower: Yes
Water: Yes
Fire: Yes
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and Campers
Mobile Reception: No
Directions: Turn South off Cranbrook-Frankland Road 33km West of Cranbrook onto Porrarecup Road (9km dirt road).

Disappointment Rock

Disappointment Rock

Although the name of this camp site doesn’t suggest a good outlook, this camping area is located in an incredible and ever changing landscape. The area is a gem for the adventurous types who want to explore some classic Australian trails that feature the red soil we have come to love, eucalyptus, rolling rocky hills and native animals such as pigmy possums and dingos. The Hyden-Norseman road has been coined “The Granite & Woodlands Discovery Trail” and is clearly signposted with stopping places and sites for Tourists along the way.

Where: 87 km West of Norseman, 246 km East of Hyden on Hyden Norseman Road.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Shade: No
Shower: No
Picnic Area: Yes
Fire: Yes
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers
Mobile Reception: No
Directions:

Torbay Inlet

Torbay Inlet

Although small, this camp site is located in a peaceful coastal area with plenty to do. Once you have set up camp you can follow the track (next to the inlet) to the beach and enjoy some fishing, swimming or surfing. If you have a 4wd a there’s also a boat ramp where you can launch your boat or canoe. The camp ground is protected by coastal scrub and there is plenty of shade where you can set up your tent, caravan or campers.

Where: 28 km West of Albany, 38 km East of Denmark.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes
Shower: No
Picnic Area: No
Fire: No
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers
Mobile Reception: No
Maximum Stay: 7 days
Directions: Turn South off Lower Denmark Road, 24 km West of Albany, onto Perkins Beach Road & Torbay Inlet Road (dirt road for 4 km).

Bettys Beach

Bettys Beach

Located between Two Peoples Bay and Normans Beach, Betty’s Beach is a quiet, secluded spot that is ideal for a relaxing swim or a day of fishing. The camping area itself is quite small, so depending on the season you might have trouble fitting a camper or caravan if there are others already set up. If you are exploring WA’s south coast it is also worth checking out the other beaches in the area and stopping by the town centre of Albany to see some old colonial buildings and historic sites.

Where: 17 km South of Many Peaks, East of Albany.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Shade: Yes
Shower: Yes
Picnic Area: No
Fire: No
Caravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campers
Maximum Stay: 48 hours
Directions: Turn South East off South Coast Highway 3 km South West of Many Peaks onto Homestead Road for 9 km then into Bettys Beach Road for 5 km (9 km dirt road).
Note: Closed 15 February – 30 April for salmon season.

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