Online booking trial for Gnoorea Point (40 Mile) and Cleaverville Beach campsites near Karratha, Western Australia

Gnoorea Point - image Adams Family Travels
Gnoorea Point - image Adams Family Travels

Gnoorea Point or 40 Mile is a popular beachfront campsite on the Pilbara Coast, near Karratha in Western Australia. 

CAMPS Ambassadors Dale and Tracey were there recently and said, “Just 11km of dirt road leads you to the main campground …we really got lucky with our camp spot.

“We had site 13 which gave us our own private site on the cliff and a path down to the beach. At low tide we enjoyed a walk amongst the shallow rock pools where we found some octopus and some huge clam shells.

Gnoorea Point - Octopus in the shallow rock pools - image Adams Family Travels
Octopus in the shallow rock pools - image Adams Family Travels

“At the main campground you will find a boat ramp, toilets, rubbish bins and a dump point. You need to be self contained and there is a maximum stay of 28 days from May until the end of September. From October to the start of May it is free to stay here but only for a maximum of 3 nights.”

Starting this month, to improve conservation of the area, online bookings apply at Gnoorea and Cleaverville during the peak camping season which ends September 30.

Fees are $16 per site per night. Both sites are pet friendly, camping permits apply (per vehicle) and BYO firewood and chemical toilet – as toilets are there for day use visitors only. NO drinking water available on either site.

User feedback will be used to make improvements ahead of rolling out the online bookings at both sites before the 2023 camping season. So have your say.

It means you can preselect a favourite site at the nature-based camp areas, and Karratha council can manage visitor numbers, working with traditional custodians, Wirawandi Aboriginal Corporation (WAC) to improve the campground. Sites have been set aside for Traditional Custodians, no bookings are required so they have free access to their country.

Cleaverville has fishing spots off the beach and at the mouth of Cleaverville Creek – with natural boat ramp, public toilets and dump point.  If fishing and boating, please allow for the 5 metre tides.

For both sites, camping is free during the off season, October to April, however there is a 3 night maximum each 28 days. Bookings are not yet open for 2023, but you can register your interest by emailing visitkarratha@karratha.wa.gov.au so they advise when it opens.

Give your feedback to visitkarratha@karratha.wa.gov.au – booking information will be available in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App.

Reference: karratha.wa.gov.au

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