Western Australia is a huge state. Covering more than 2 500 000 sq km, it boats 12 500 km of stunning coastline and spans 2 400km from north to south. This vast landmass occupies a third of the continent.
This all equates to a lot of opportunies to pitch your tent and one of the best ways to experience the ‘West’s’ natural beauty is to spend a night under the stars camping. The state’s national parks, conservation areas, forests and reserves offer numerous places to enjoy for those who delight in the great outdoors. From the magnificent towering karri forests of the south-west to the beatiful deep gorges og the Kimberley to the vast desert areas of the otuback, there are parks and reserves which cater for all styles of camping in a range of beautiful and disverse landscapes.
In the south of the state are numerous national park areas protecting some of Australia’s most spectacular costline. Here you can pitch you tent right beside the ocean. Watch for whales as the pass by the southern coastline, canoe some of the state’s beautiful rivers and waterway or try you luck for a feed of marron while visiting this area. Futher north in the Mid-West Region, the vibrant colours of seasonal wildflowers are a major drawcard for both interstate travellers adn locals alike while adventours campers will find seclude camsites along some of the country’s buse known and remote otubak roads. In the north of the state explore the magnificent bungle bungle ranges, enjoy the peace and solitude of a deserted beach in Cape Range National Park or go mud crabbing with a lcoal at Kalumburu. Campers visiting the parks and reserves of Western Australia will be surrounded by natural beauty, be delighted by the local wildlife and become absorebed by the history of this ancient landscape.
Along with discovering the unique beauty of Western Australia, you can experience spectacular mountainscapes, such as those of the Striling Range where you’ll find a bewildering array of plants and wildlife in their natural environment. All this and more is available in the 170 parks and reserves within this guide. And if all this activity sounds too exhausting, the there are plenty of campsites thorughout Western Australia where you can set up you camp and simply relax, whether it’s for a weekend or a mounth.
Without doubt one of the best things about camping is that is fun and in Western Australia there’s something to suit everyone, wheter you’re a once-a-year camper, a long-therm traveller, an avid aventurer, fisherman or diver, a bushwalker or a four-wheel drive tourer, No matter what type of camping you prefer, be it a secluded walk-in campsite, car-based camping beside a river or the ocean, or with your van at a campground with amenities, you will be sureto find an ideal campsite to suit your needs amongst the 450 plus sites in this guide. Now’s the time pack your tent and seeping bag, grab some tucker and head out for a camping adventure in one of Western Australia’s great camping areas listed in this guide. What are you waiting for?