Free camp and swim at Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia

Carawine Gorge WA by Jennifer Cumming
Carawine Gorge WA by Jennifer Cumming

When you are in the dry Pilbara region of Western Australia, how good is it to find a campground that has riverside frontage, a beautiful red gorge and it is free! Please note: Carawine Gorge access is for 4WD vehicles and offroad RVs only.

CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey told us, “This is definitely one to add to the bucket list. We didn’t know much about this place but we are so glad we came out here.”

Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels
Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels

“This free camp is located on the Oakover River. There are no facilities here but we were able to enjoy a campfire, a swim and we were also lucky enough to have grass where we camped.”

The gorge is on the million acre, Warrawagine Station. As a working cattle station, expect musters and crew around July and August. 

Importantly, dogs are permitted on leads – please be aware baiting is in the area. You’ll spot plenty of birds and cows!

Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels
Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels

For more information check out the Camps Australia Wide App and Guide books – you will find this site 174 km east of Marble Bar, Western Australia.

Marble Bar is renowned as the hottest place in Australia, so this riverside gem is a good place for a dip or kayaking! Above all, you’ll want to bring the camera.

Important advice

Dale advises: “The last 14 km are dirt roads and when you get to the fork in the road, take the right hand fork if you are towing and it will take you out to the green grassy area along the river. If you take the left you will end up on the rocky camping area which can be a bit soft.”

 

Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels
Carawine Gorge, The Pilbara, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels

Camps Australia Wide has a 21 plus year history sharing free and budget camps around Australia. Known as the ‘Traveller’s Bible’, it will help you find your perfect spot.

Images: Jennifer Cumming and Adams Family Travels

Find sites like this and more nearby in the CAMPS 12 guide booksCAMPS Pendium boxed set and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App.

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