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Popular Camping Spots and Caravan Parks in Our Backyard

Border closures have forced West Aussies to rethink their holiday plans in recent times. The WA government has invested a significant sum of money into telling us to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and get adventurous in our own backyard.

To help make planning your next getaway a little easier, here are some of our favourite camping and getaway locations in our great state. Handpicked by the Country Wide Insurance Brokers team, our people have a real understanding of heading ‘off the beaten track’ with these spectacular WA camping spots.

Martins Tank Campground

Not far from Mandurah and situated in the Yalgorup National Park is Martin’s Tank Campground. There are 29 individual campsites that cater for a variety of camping enthusiasts – from an extended family adventure, to getting some peaceful alone time with nature. Unfortunately no pets are allowed, but there are some great attractions nearby:

  • Lake Clifton Thrombolites
  • Beautiful scenery and wildlife
  • Lake Pollard Bird Hide
  • Bush walking trails

Karrinyup Waters Resort

For those with an RV or caravan, this pick comprises a mix of cabins and powered sites, the recently modernised Karrinyup Waters Resort makes for a great getaway that is right in the heart of Perth’s northern suburbs. Karrinyup Waters boasts facilities that cater to all:

  • Fully licenced, family friendly restaurant
  • Playgrounds and a jumping pillow 
  • Swimming pools and a heated spa

Sandy Cape

10 clicks north of Jurien Bay lies the beautiful Sandy Cape beach-side campsite. With over 100 available sites, Sandy Cape is a popular spot for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Pets are allowed – just remember to bring your own drinking water. There are eco-toilets and BBQ facilities available in this picturesque spot located right on the beautiful beach-front. This one’s perfect for:

  • Fishing
  • Sand dunes
  • Four Wheel Driving
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving

Wave Rock Wildlife Park

Hyden is home to the iconic Wave Rock, and has a well appointed caravan park with a range of powered and unpowered sites, clean individual ablutions, as well as a couple of air conditioned cabins for those looking for a bit of luxury! Fun for the whole family (including the dog), there’s a range of facilities and attractions within walking distance, including the Lace Museum, natural salt lakes and a salt pool (where you’ll float just like in the Dead Sea), plus a cafe open daily.

  • Wave Rock
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids playground
  • Cricket pitch

Congelin Campground

A 30-minute drive from the town of Narrogin lies the secluded Congelin Campground. It perhaps doesn’t have the mod-cons of other destinations listed, but if you want to pitch a tent under the trees and the stars, sit around a campfire (when it’s allowed) and even encounter some local marsupials, Congelin Campground is a great option. Things to do include:

  • Bush walking
  • Bird and marsupial watching
  • Star gazing
  • Relaxing around the campfire

Ellendale Pool

Arguably the most picturesque camping location on this list and situated just 45-minutes drive south east of Geraldton, is Ellendale Pool. Located on a natural water hole along the Greenough river, It’s surrounded by stunning gum trees and gorges. You’re allowed to bring your dog (on a lead) and there are BBQ facilities. While you’re here you can also enjoy:

  • Walking and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming