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New Norcia Oval WA 546
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New Norcia, WA offers two options for campers

Compiled with assistance from volunteer CAMPS ambassador, Michael Lennon New Norcia, the only monastic town in Australia,  is 132 km north of  Perth. You can wander around beautiful old buildings – a very relaxing and quiet place to spend some time. If you are ever in WA, I recommend that you pay a visit to New Norcia. New Norcia Roadhouse  The area behind the roadhouse is suitable for up to seven caravans.  This is the area for non-self-contained caravans and campers who need to connect to power. There is 24 hour access to amenities. Fees are $20 per night. This is listed on

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Wanagarren Campground Site 11 Parks and Wildlife Service
Camping

Two new campgrounds open near Jurien Bay, WA

Wanagarren Campground Site 11 Western Australians can now enjoy new campgrounds in the heart of wildflower country along the State’s stunning Turquoise Coast. Managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the new facilities will help meet the growing demand for nature-based tourism in the region.  At Camps Australia Wide, we always love to hear about new campgrounds being developed! Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said, “The Turquoise Coast is growing in popularity due to its pristine waters, stunning wildflowers and small picturesque towns, as well as improved access via the Indian Ocean Drive. “Now more

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Knobby Head - image is courtesy Jono & Amy from @sameskydifferenthorizon
Camping

Camping fees introduced for Irwin Shire Council, WA

Knobby Head – image is courtesy Jono & Amy from @sameskydifferenthorizon Irwin Shire Council have shared good news and sad news. We’re pleased to hear that campsites are now open (well half of them). A decision was made to add a charge per vehicle per night of $20, 3 nights minimum. Unfortunately the other sites are closed- the town oval so they can ‘support caravan parks’. No surprise the council only compared prices in their region, and invited stakeholders included these other shires without free sites, and caravan park owners. I wonder how the other business owners of Dongara Denison

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WA Niagara Dam - Photo credit @onthetracksau from Instagram
Free Camping Western Australia

Freedom Camp at Niagara Dam

Photo credit @onthetracksau from Instagram This is a great camp in an interesting historical area. There are three designated campsites – one below the dam wall and two to the west of the dam. It is rugged country, but some level sites are available near the dam. Toilets, BBQ, picnic table, dump point and fireplaces are on site. BYO firewood and bring water in case the dam is empty. Big rig and pet friendly. Built in 1897, the dam wall is 225 metres across and 18 metres high – you can learn about the story of the construction. One of the stops on

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Kalbarri Skywalk (credit Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions)
Destinations

Kalbarri Skywalk is open!

The breathtaking Kalbarri Skywalk in Kalbarri National Park is now open and ready to become a major tourism drawcard for the region, providing visitors with a stunning vista of the Park’s gorges, rust-red cliffs, flowing waterways, and bushland from high above. The newly opened Kalbarri Skywalk is a welcome addition to the National Park.

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Cliff Head Central
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Keep freedom camps open in Dongara – Denison!

Update July 21, from council website. We are pleased to hear that council have responded positively after this article was produced: OPEN CAMP SITES Cliff Head Knobby Head Freshwater Point CLOSED CAMP SITES Seven Mile Beach Dongara Town Oval – RV Overnight Stay The dump point at the 24 hour rest stop will remain open A shire in Western Australia have shut their free camps to support caravan parks in the region.  I’m just off the phone from the Irwin council’s CEO, Shane Ivers. He said, “Caravan Parks have lost their key income stream, we encourage people to come and

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Mist rises over Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park 📸Peter Nicholas/DBCA via @waparkswildlife on Instagram
Camping

Camping and Glamping at Palm Pool, WA

Mist rises over Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park 📸Peter Nicholas/DBCA via @waparkswildlife on Instagram Have you visited Millstream Chichester National Park? Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park will soon have included 25 glamping-style safari tents, caravan and camping sites, as well as a restaurant. The new ecotourism accommodation with approval for a lease was given to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation. Covering an area of approximately 200,000 hectares around the Fortescue River, this National Park is set amongst a stunning natural landscape of ancient volcanic ranges, tablelands, escarpments and water systems. Palm Pool is the perfect destination for

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Kalbarri Skywalk - image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle
Bucket List

Have you been to Kalbarri, Western Australia?

Kalbarri Skywalk – image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle Have you been to Kalbarri, Western Australia? From the National Parks website: “This virtual fly-through video offers spectacular views of the $24 million Kalbarri Skywalk and National Park Tourist Infrastructure project. The two 100-metre-high cantilevered skywalks extend out 25 metres and 17 metres beyond the cliff face, offering soaring views of the gorges and surrounds.” The Kalbarri Skywalk is complete but unfortunately not open to the public yet – it was earmarked to be opened in mid-April, but the coronavirus unfortunately put a hold to that. Local authorities are hoping it will

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Tanami Dog Track
Camping

Did you know the Tanami Track will be sealed?

Image via Instagram: On Telstra Hill about 300km south of Halls Creek, taken by @swagmanphotography who says it is the only place on the track you can get reception before Tilmouth Well Roadhouse in NT Have you experienced Australia’s famous track, the Tanami Road? If you haven’t – time is running out, as planning is now underway for $235 million of Federal Government funds to upgrade and seal this iconic route. Known as the ‘Tanami Track’, it is the most direct road, or the “short-cut” between Alice Springs in NT and Halls Creek, WA. Spanning over 1000 km, it best

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