Free camping sites in Western Australia

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, discover more free & budget WA campsites with our App and comprehensive Camps 11 Guidebook.

Early morning at Giles Breakaway

Profile of a free camp: Giles Breakaway, Western Australia

Giles Breakaway – image Darcy & Tanya Cleveland Instagram page @toughlifetouring How good does this look? With stunning landscapes and no facilities, this is a great overnight stop, with amazing views and colours at sunset and dawn. Previous owners of CAMPS, Cathryn and Philip said they always stop here. Others will tell you it is the best stop on the Great Central Road. This serene spot is within easy reach from Kalgoorlie, and you’ll love those white and yellow cliffs. There’s shade and a picnic table, mobile phone coverage, pets are allowed, but it is suitable in dry weather only. Find

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Ocean Drive at Scott Street - Bunbury WA

3 FREE new camps in Bunbury, WA

Ocean Drive at Scott Street Congratulations to Bunbury Council with 3 new free camps planned. The Western Australian city announces a trial of overnight rest areas for a period of two years at the following locations: Wyalup-Rocky Point – Barbecues, ablutions, picnic tables, litter bins, beach showers, drink fountain, ocean views. Ocean Drive Carpark – (at Scott Street) – Barbecue, picnic tables, litter bins, beach shower, drink fountain, ocean views. Maidens Reserve – Playground, barbecues, ablutions, picnic tables, litter bins, protected bush setting, walk trail. All of these stops are free, with a 48 hour limit. Bunbury Council will also investigate the possibility of

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Wolfe Creek NT

At Wolfe Creek – camp beside the world second largest meteor crater!

Wolfe Creek camp is located close to the second largest meteor crater in the world. The huge meteorite hit the earth approximately 300,000 years ago leaving an 850 metre wide crater in what is now known as Wolfe Creek National park. The camp site has basic facilities but you will need to make sure you have enough fuel and drinking water before you arrive. This camp is on the famous Tanami Track. Where: 130 km South East of Halls Creek.Pet Friendly: NoToilets: YesShade: YesShower: No Water: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campersMobile Reception: NoDirections: Turnoff is 130 km South East of Halls Creek. Follow Tanami Road to the camp

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Lake Poorrarecup WA

Canoe, sail, ski, boat and trek at Lake Poorrarecup, WA

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

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Disappointment Rock WA

Disappointment Rock is not a disappointment!

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 Pygmy 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

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Torbay Inlet WA

Surfers take note: Torbay Inlet, WA

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, 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: YesToilets: YesShade: YesShower: NoPicnic Area: NoFire: NoCaravan and Big Rig: Caravans and campersMobile

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Bettys Beach WA

Get in early to free camp at Bettys Beach, WA

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

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