Camping overnight in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to experience the untouched wilderness of Australia’s South West. Secluded campsites are on offer in most national parks, and for a very small fee. Stunning views of the coast, or lovely spots nestled under the peppermint trees are well cared for by the local rangers. Visit Parks and Wildlife Park Stay WA for more information on camping and campsites.
Caravan and Holiday Parks
You can find a list of caravan and holiday parks in the accommodation section of this website.
Natural Camp Sites
If you want to get off the beaten track, here’s our pick for the best natural camping sites in Australia’s South West:
Honeymoon Pool, near Collie
Located within Wellington National Park, 18km west of Collie. The area is a hive of activity in summer with Collie River Dam nearby offering water sports.
Contos Campground, near Margaret River
Close to one of the region’s beautiful, protected bays. Contos Campground is nearby Jewel Cave and Caveworks, and you can join up with the Cape to Cape Track from here. Possum watching is popular here!
Boranup Forest, near Augusta
Situated in a beautiful karri forest, you’ll feel completely surrounded by nature in this campsite. Fewer facilities (just a toilet) so come well provisioned.
Black Point, near Augusta
Accessible only by 4WD and located within D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Plenty of basic campsites, some with picnic tables. Just a short drive to great fishing and surfing spots on the south coast.
Banksia Camp, near Walpole
Great for groups! If you’re lucky you’ll get to stay in the purpose-built camping hut, with four rooms and a common area. 4WD access only. Pristine beaches nearby.
Moingup Springs, near Mt Barker
The only campsite in the Stirling Range National Park. Ideally located for day trips to Bluff Knoll or the Porongorup Range. Awesome wildflowers (in season) and bird watching.
St Mary’s Inlet, near Bremer Bay
Located in the coastal dunes of Fitzgerald River National Park, St Mary’s is ideal for whale watching. Nearby at Point Ann is a whale nursery.
For a full list of campsites within National Parks of Australia’s South West, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife.