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 than ever, Western Australians are encouraged to ‘wander out yonder’ and explore the diverse nature-based tourism experiences this State has to offer, while supporting local businesses that have been doing it tough due to COVID-19.”
Karda Campground is located 20km east of Jurien Bay adjacent to Lesueur National Park and includes 31 campsites suitable for all types of camping accommodation. Each campsite has a picnic table and firepit, and there is a toilet at each of the two camping areas.
Wanagarren Campground is situated alongside the pristine waters of Jurien Bay Marine Park between Wedge and Grey reserves. There are 15 campsites for standard, rooftop and awning tents and it is suitable for campers who are completely self-sufficient.
A new walk trail in Lesueur National Park is under construction and will be around 27km in length when complete later this year. The trail takes hikers through hills, valleys and woodlands and will have a new walk-in campsite approximately half-way. Yonga campsite will only be accessible by foot and contains a shelter, three camp platforms and a toilet.
“As part of the WA Recovery Plan, the McGowan Government has announced a $150 million tourism package investment to support Western Australia’s tourism sector as it responds to the impacts of the pandemic,” said Mr Dawson.
“I am proud that we are continuing to open new campgrounds and provide recreational opportunities for visitors and locals, while rolling out this new package of tourism investments to safeguard our future as a national and international tourism destination.”
For more information and to book the Karda and Wanagarren campgrounds online, visit http://www.exploreparks.dbca.wa.gov.au You can check them out in our new Camps Australia Wide App – due out in a couple of weeks!
What to do:
- Visit beaches at Wedge and Grey and explore Jurien Bay Marine Park
- Fish and boat at Kangaroo Point
- Visit Hangover Bay is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing and surfing
- The Pinnacles Desert is a must with limestone pillars rising up from the yellow sand
- Enjoy bird watching and beach combing
- Bushwalk and drive through Lesueur National Park, see Mount Lesueur and Cockleshell Gully
- Watch sea lions, seabirds and humpback whales in the Jurien Bay Marine Park
- See stromatolites at Lake Thetis, one of only five sites in Western Australia to feature these rare creatures – as old as 3.6 billion years
Images by WA Parks and Wildlife Service