With offerings like top quality wine, sunny beaches, and horizontal waterfalls, Western Australia is an obvious choice for your next destination. Nature is everywhere, and one of the best ways to explore this region is through her national parks and nature sites. Start your holiday out in the capital city with a Perth campervan rental and then make your way to one of these ideal Western Australian campsites.
Each of these campsites is within driving distance of a day trip from Perth, so you won’t be spending your entire holiday to get there. There is also no need to break the bank, as each of these locations keeps your costs under $20 per person per night. Of course, being as Western Australia has no end of beauty, each site also offers an ideal selection of activities to make this camping holiday your best.
Walyunga National Park
Location: one hour northeast of Perth
Cost: about $17.50
Walyunga offers a great combination of proximity and plenty to do. This national park maintains three campsites, and each area has the appropriate hookups for your campervan. There are also plenty of free grills and fire rings. Once you have set up camp, spend your days hiking or canoeing. There are plenty of trails, ranging from short loops to five hour long treks, and the wildflowers here are said to be gorgeous.
Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park
Location: Just a bit more than two hours south of Perth
Cost: $10 per adult
When you are looking for tranquillity, Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park is the place for you. This secluded riverside campground has twenty spaces for your campervan and plenty of picnic tables and grills. The prime feature of this site is the Collie River. Campers can enjoy swimming here, as well as kayaking or canoeing. Fishing is also an option, with the appropriate license. When you tire of the water, you can also enjoy plenty of hiking or mountain biking trails.
Conto Campground, Boranup
Location: three hours south of Perth
Cost: $10 per person
While this campsite is the furthest away from Perth, it is definitely worth the extra time. Situated on the beautiful Conto Springs Beach, Conto Campground features more than one hundred campsites, many of which are designed for even larger caravans. With its location right on the coast, this campground offers plenty of beach activities. Surfing is an especially popular way to spend your days at Conto. Campers here also enjoy fishing and swimming. However, the biggest draw at this campground is the Cape to Cape Walking track. This bush walk trail is a Western Australia “must-do”. It spans 135 kilometres of stunning coastal scenery. Of course, campers here might not want to complete the entire span of this “bucket list” walk, but they may enjoy at least a stretch of it.
Location: an hour and a half outside of Perth, on the coast
Cost: $10 per person
There is nothing quite like spending a night camped out on the beach. Camping at Belvidere gets you as close to the coast as possible. Visitors here can enjoy fishing, kayaking, boating, birding, and of course, beach activities. There are eleven sites available for your campervan, and the park even provides free firewood!
Location: an hour and a half outside of Perth
Cost: $12-$17 per person
Waroona Dam provides the ideal lakeside getaway. Campers here can enjoy bush walks, white-water rafting, canoeing, and fishing. You can even try your hand at horseback riding or hire a mountain bike. The Navarino Holiday Park has plenty of powered campsites under the trees with all the usual amenities.