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Pentecost river crossing (@Gibb River Road) Instagram @phil.reit
Camping

Pentecost River Crossing

About half way between El Questro Station and Home Valley Stations, you’ll find bush camping near this notorious river crossing.

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Melangata Station
Destinations

Melangata Station Stay, WA

Here’s a new budget priced Station Stay – Melangata in Yalgoo, WA, the only privately owned Heritage Listed Homestead John Hawes designed building in Australia.

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Mitchell Falls Luminar
Camping

Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA

Mitchell Falls Luminar Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA site 729 in CAMPS 11, in the far north Kimberley, is an ideal base to explore Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau). Managed by Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners, it offers spacious, serene, bush campsites, campfires, river swimming and Wanjina-Gwion rock art tours. Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls) is an easy day trip. Being the Kimberley, it is 4WD access only, camper trailers and tents recommended – and only during the dry season, April to October. It is in the lower end of the $+ price range and they do offer an attractive family rate. There are

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Wellington Dam Mural - image Taj Kempe
Sights

Collie Mural Trail a must see!

Wellington Dam Mural – image Taj Kempe Visitors are flocking to the south-west town of Collie in WA to see the State Government’s $1.5 million Collie Mural Trail, including the biggest dam mural in the world. The Collie Mural Trail town walls include 16 town murals. Fifteen Western Australian artists and one from interstate were selected to paint the town murals with their designs including references to the history of Collie, Aboriginal culture and the natural environment. The centrepiece of the trail is the Wellington Dam’s impressive 8,000 square metre mega-mural being painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten. The

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Stockton Lake
Camping

First come, first served at Stockton Lake, WA

If you are after a vibrant blue lake, and a budget site with the CAMPS tick of approval – visit WA site 169 in CAMPS 11 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App.  Stockton Lake is 8km east of Collie on Piavanini Road, off the Collie – Darkan Road, about a 2.5 hour drive from Perth. This is an artificial lake, previously an open-cut mine, filled with water and now popular for boating and water skiing. The boat ramp has had a bank collapse, so it is not accessible right now.  If you are wanting to cool off,

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Mark and Helen Hardie from Wandering/Mandurah WA. They are pictured here at WA 214 - Rocky Gully.
Camping

Now is the time to plan your 2021 adventure!

Last week we heard that one WA council has put the word out – if you don’t have a booking, then please don’t visit! Our blog ‘Now is the time to book your 2021 adventure in WA‘ explains why Exmouth only has limited accommodation and services that cannot cope with the increased visitor demand, and there are no overflow sites guaranteed. Check out your CAMPS 11 book for WA sites 500 to 510 for coastal, National Park campgrounds and Station Stays – all but one are budget-priced and 3 are pet friendly. The Caravan Parks 5 book lists WA sites

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Cape Range National Park by Jennifer Cumming
Beaches & Coasts

Now is the time to book your 2021 adventure in WA

Cape Range National Park by Jennifer Cumming Like other coastal holiday communities, Exmouth has benefited from attracting a greater number of intrastate tourists as a result of the travel restrictions. A housing supply shortage combined with increased visitor demand from Western Australians holidaying at home is likely to affect Exmouth’s hospitality sector’s ability to provide its normal high standard of service, which earned it the title of Top Tourism Town in 2019. With limited worker accommodation, the ability to employ seasonal, temporary workers to service the tourism industry will impact service quality this year. Therefore, the Shire is requesting visitors

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Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park - image by Kerrie Wall
Beaches & Coasts

Visit: Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park

image by Kerrie Wall Have you visited Western Australia’s longest beach? Located between Broome and Port Hedland – you’ll find an oasis with wonderful fishing, white sands and shells! Just a short walk over the dune you can stay at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park with grassy, powered and drive-through sites, toilets, showers (accessible amenities, too), fresh water, BBQ, camp kitchen, shop, shade and dump point. No pets. Enjoy four-wheel driving, swimming, walking, birdwatching and did we mention the sunsets? The best time to visit is June to August. As a significant flatback turtle rookery, you can watch turtles lay

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Ellenbrae Station - Site 729 - Entry
Camping

Visit Ellenbrae Station, WA

Ellenbrae Station covers 1 million acres in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Approximately 230km from Kununurra on one of Australia’s must-see destinations, the Gibb River Road. The station has become a popular stop over for tourists – with delicious Gibb River Road famous scones. Add it to your list for the dry season. Predominantly a cattle station, you can stay in an unpowered site for $35 per night. We always love seeing a family rate – it is only $40 per night, and kids under 5 are free! Pets are welcome, too.  It caters for all types of camping from tents and

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