What to do in Parks – Pitch a Tent

Pitching a tent in our WA Parks (Photo: L-A Shibish)

Pitching a tent in one of the State’s national parks is a great adventure for all ages – and one you can share again and again. There are many options with more than 265 campgrounds in parks throughout Western Australia with some 2,900 campsites to choose from. The Parks and Wildlife Service have complied a list of the Top Ten campsites between Perth and Esperance. These campsites are suitable for anyone with a conventional two-wheel drive vehicle.

Like any outdoor activity, plan ahead and make sure you are well prepared by reading the “About Camping” section on the Parkstay website. Some sites can be booked online through Parkstay WA.

Top Ten Campsites in the South West

  1. Lane Poole Reserve Baden Powell campground

Pro Tip: Try the newly opened Trees Adventure tree roping course but book in advance

  1. Yalgorup National Park Martins Tank campground

Pro Tip: Take a heavy-duty torch and go spotlighting for ring-tailed possums

  1. Wellington National Park Potters Gorge campgrounds

Pro Tip: Bring a kayak or paddleboard

  1. Warren National Park Drafty’s campground

Pro Tip: Spoil yourself and book a ‘glamping’ adventure

  1. Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park Conto campground

Pro Tip: Take your break outside the school holiday periods for a quieter getaway

  1. Dryandra Woodland Gnaala Mia Campground

Pro Tip: Take a guided nocturnal tour in a tranquil sanctuary that has become home for some of WA’s native animals facing extinction

  1. Fitzgerald River National Park Four Mile campground

Pro Tip: Walk the new Mamang Trail to Fitzgerald Inlet

  1. Cape Le Grand Lucky Bay campground

Pro Tip: A great place to enjoy water-based activities

  1. Stokes National Park Benwenerup campground

Pro Tip: A 4WD is needed to access some parts of the park but not the campground

  1. Beelu National Park The Perth Hills Discovery Centre campground

Pro Tip: A small campground for tents only and a great place to bring the children for a first time camping experience. Check out the Nearer to Nature program especially design for young nature discovers.

For more information on places to pitch a tent click here

Tourism WA has their own list of Top Ten Camping sites State-wide here