Camping Spots Near Perth

I love getting outside and exploring the outdoors of the vast Western Australian landscape. Camping is one of my favourite hobbies to do and if you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it. There are plenty of awesome camping spots near Perth to enjoy, so I have put together my top 4 that you should definitely try to check out on your days off!

1. Sandy Cape

Camping Sandy CapeTravel Distance: 2 hours 40 minutes

Location: Sandy Cape Rd, Jurien Bay WA 6516

Camping Sandy CapeThis is honestly one of the most beautiful camp spots near Perth! Sandy Cape is a bit more of a drive from Perth than other camp spots. It is located 10km just past Jurien Bay, where you then have to turn off at Sandy Cape Road. You will then drive 5km on sealed road and then a further 2km on gravel road to get to the campgrounds (this is all accessible by 2WD and 4WD).  The campsites are less than 100m from the ocean and the water here is crystal clear blue!

Camping Sandy Cape Camping Sandy Cape

COST (per campsite/per night)SITE FACILITIESACTIVITIES
No bookings

2 Children + 2 Adults $20
Additional: Adults $3, Children $2
Toilet
Picnic tables
Barbecue
Sandy Cape Lookout
4WD tracks/in the dunes
Swimming/Snorkelling
Kayaking and Canoeing
Fishing
Sandboarding
Exploring the dunes

2. Lane Poole Reserve

Camping DwellingupTravel Distance: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Banksiadale Rd, Dwellingup WA 6213 (this is the front entrance to get to any of the Lane Poole Reserve Campsites)

There are two campsites in the Dwellingup area that I love camping at:

Yarragil

Camping YarragilCamping Yarragil

There are only two sites at Yarragil.  This would be perfect for a couple wanting a bit more privacy, or if you are in a group you could book out both campsites.  Also there is your own private part of the river, which is awesome to chill out at for the day. Loved this campsite!

Camping Yarragil Camping Yarragil

COST (PER NIGHT) SITE FACILITIESACTIVITIES
Need to book in advance

Adult $8
Concession $6
Children (5-16 yrs) $3
Toilet
Picnic table
Fire pit (do not light a fire if it is fire season)
Swimming in your own private part of the river
Kayaking and Canoeing
Fishing
Walking trails

 

Tony’s Bend

Camping Tony's Bend
I visited Tony’s Bend smack bang in the middle of winter! It was super cold, but I love camping in winter because it makes sitting around the campfire ten times better. The campsites at Tony’s Bend are hidden amongst the trees and even though it has more campsite options than Yarragil, it still feels very private. You can also go for walks along the rivers bend, which is stunning!

Camping Dwellingup Camping Tony's Bend

COST (PER NIGHT) SITE FACILITIESACTIVITIES
Need to book in advance

Adult $8
Concession $6
Children (5-16 yrs) $3
Toilet
Picnic table
Fire pit (do not light a fire if it is fire season)
Swimming in the river
Kayaking and Canoeing
Fishing
Walking trails along the river

3. Honeymoon Pool

Camping Honeymoon PoolTravel Distance: 2 hours 10 minutes

Location: Honeymoon Pool, River Rd, Worsley WA 6225

Located in the Collie area, Honeymoon Pool is a beautiful campsite hidden away in Wellington National Park. Its best attraction to the site is the stunning tranquil water, as well the walking trails that you can do. I’ve been to this campsite multiple times and it never disappoints!

Camping Honeymoon PoolCamping Honeymoon Pool

COST
(PER NIGHT)
SITE FACILITIESACTIVITIES
No bookings

Adult $11
Concession $7
Children (5-16 yrs) $3
Toilet
Picnic tables
Barbecue
Fire pit (do not light a fire if it is fire season)
Swimming in the lovely Honeymoon Pool
Kayaking and Canoeing

Bushwalking Trails - you can go for a 6km walk to the
Wellington Dam, but there are heaps of walks that you can choose to do

Star Gazing - If it is a clear night, grab your camera and
go star gazing near the entrance to the pool!

4. Contos Campgrounds

Camping Contos

Travel Distance: 3 hours 20 minutes

Location: Conto Rd, Boranup, WA, 6286

Contos Campgrounds have a variety of campsites that you can choose from. We stayed in Whalers and this site was perfect, as it was private and sheltered, and it also allowed for quick access to get to the beach.  There is a lot to explore around the Contos Campgrounds with the Cape to Cape tracks, the beach and the beautiful down south coastline. If you are staying for the weekend, you can make a day trip out of either going to Margaret River or to Hamelin Bay, as these campgrounds are right in the middle of the two!

COST
(PER NIGHT)
SITE FACILITIESACTIVITIES
Need to book in advance

Adult $11
Concession $7
Children (5-16 yrs) $3
Toilet
Picnic tables
Barbecue
Fire pit (do not light a fire if it is fire season)
Swimming/Snorkelling
Fishing
Surfing
Caving
Bushwalking Trails - Cape to Cape

If you want to go camping in Western Australia, please visit Explore Parks WA for any campsite bookings. Click here!

 

xoxo Letti

 

 

  • Kieran
    8th May 2018

    Great video Lett!

    • Leticia
      Kieran
      8th May 2018

      Thank you Kieran 🙂

  • Bel
    8th May 2018

    Awesome video and such beautiful photos!!! All of the information you’ve provided is so useful, I can’t wait to go camping soon 🙂

    • Leticia
      Bel
      8th May 2018

      Thank you Bel! 🙂

  • Yolande
    8th May 2018

    Fantastic information on camp sites outside of Perth. Really great to know. Need to visit all these camp spots. Thank you Letti!

    • Leticia
      Yolande
      8th May 2018

      Thank you Yolande 🙂 You will love these camp spots!

  • Sarah
    8th May 2018

    You’ve made me want to go camping every weekend!! Thanks leti, amazing video

    • Leticia
      Sarah
      8th May 2018

      Thanks Sarah 🙂 I want to go camping everyday too! haha

  • Shane ross
    8th May 2018

    Your photos and information are superb and sublime

    • Leticia
      Shane ross
      9th May 2018

      Thank you Shane! 🙂

  • Anderson Salazar
    9th May 2018

    It is amazing Let!!! The success is guaranteed!

    • Leticia
      Anderson Salazar
      9th May 2018

      Thank you Anderson! 🙂

  • KYle
    9th May 2018

    Great detail, and these spots look amazing, but the campsites you’ve suggested all have costs to stay there. Are there any you can include which don’t require payment?

    • Leticia
      KYle
      9th May 2018

      The reason why they all require payment, is because in Australia campsites are mainly in National Parks. National Parks need to be able to maintain upkeep and maintenance in order to protect them. Hence why we pay a small fee 🙂 There are some camp spots in the Kimberley, like James Price Point, and South near Esperance and Albany, like Torbay Inlet and Disappointment Rock that are free, but none of them are near Perth unfortunately 🙁 Thank you for your question, it really got me thinking! 🙂

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