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Home > Lists and Links > Recommended free and low cost camping > Good National Park, Conservation Park and State Park Campgrounds - Western Australia
Karijini National Park, Dales Campground.  Approximately ninety kilometres east of Tom Price and 190 kilometres north of Newman.  Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours. Pit toilets, (some water at visitor centre). Camping fees $10 per person per night and park pass apply.  Walks through gorges.  Stayed 2003 
Millstream-Chichester National Park.   The park is 150 kilometres east of Roebourne.  Toilets, some non-potable water at Millstream Visitor Centre, gas barbecues at day use areas at Millstream section.  Camping fees apply.

Purnululu National Park.  Approximately 200 kilometres south west of Kununurra or 100 kilometres north of Halls Creek to the access track.  Dirt four wheel drive only access track of 50 kilometres to park boundary.  Two campgrounds (Walardi in the southern section and Kurrajong in the northern section of the park).  Most caravans not permitted; only small single axled caravans and camper trailers can access Purnululu.  Camping fees $12 per person per night and park pass applies.  Generators permitted in designated sites at Walardi during specified hours.  Generators are no longer permitted at Kurrajong. Pit Toilets, water. Walks.  See online bookings.  Stayed 2008

Windjana Gorge National Park.  145 kilometres from Derby, kilometres south on the Leopold Downs Road from the Gibb River Road, or 150 kilometres from Fitzroy Crossing via the Leopold Downs Road.  Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours.  Toilets, showers, water. Camping fees $12 per person per night and park pass apply.  Walks in Windjana Gorge. Stayed 2008

Kennedy Range National Park. Approximately 150 kilometres east of Carnarvon and not far from Gascoyne Junction.   Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours. Pit toilet. Camping fees apply $7 per person per night.  Walks in the gorges. Stayed 2003

Cape Range National Park/Ningaloo Marine Park. The northern boundary of the park is 39 kilometres from Exmouth by road, and the southern boundary is seventy kilometres north of Coral Bay.  Camping is along the coastline with a number of camp grounds. Pit toilets at designated camp grounds.  Camping fees and park pass apply.  Snorkeling along the spectacular Ningaloo Coast, Yardie Creek Gorge and drives into the rugged ranges. 

King Leopold Range Conservation Park, Silent Grove campground.  238 kilometres from Derby Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours. Toilets, showers, water. Camping fees $12 per person per night and park pass apply.  Walk to Bells Falls.  Stayed 2008
National Park, Conservation Park and State Park Campgrounds we have enjoyed that charge moderate fees.  Starting with parks in Western Australia.

Park Pass $11 per car (up to eight people) or annual or holiday pass for parks where passes are necessary. Concession card holders can obtain a discount for park passes, and on camping fees at some campgrounds.  

 

Western Australia

What is special about many of these is the beauty or remoteness of the parks, rather than the facilities provided by the camp grounds, which often have little more than pit toilets and can be in dry or even fairly barren environments.  They are places that we have enjoyed visiting and have stayed for a night or more at most of these listed hereunder.

 

Due to changes to fee structures, the division between this page and the low cost camp grounds lists may vary according to fee structures at the time.  Our information may not be up to date.  Fees are for adults and children may be less than the standard fee or be free, with some parks offering a family fee.  Check also National Parks listed in the low cost camping options.  Where a good camp ground within a park is run privately, it will fit into the Caravan Parks section rather than as a National Parks campground. 

 

A visitor entry fees also applies to many of these parks and in most cases are a one off entry fee, however in New South Wales they are charged per day and campgrounds in New South Wales may charge $10 per adult per night with a reduced fee for children, up to $50 per night in some parks. 

 

Fee structures vary from state to state, with no entry fee for most parks in Queensland and Victoria.

 

Where water is available, it may be classified as untreated, non-potable or boil before drinking.  Water varies from park to park, and in some parks untreated bore water can be safely used for drinking, however if in doubt boil the water or use bottled drinking water. 

Coalseam Conservation Park.  Approximately 30 kilometres north of Mingenew  and sixty kilometres south of Mullewa.  Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours.  Pit toilets. Camping fees apply $7.50 per person per night.  Mining history including a seam of coal visible in the cutting, marine fossils, flora and fauna, cutting made byIrwin River, drives and walks.  Maximum stay of three days during peak periods.   Stayed 2003

Stokes National Park. Approximately eighty kilometres west of Esperance. Camping fees apply $10 per person per night at Benwenerup on Stokes Inlet, with other campgrounds being fee free.  Park pass applies.  Pit toilets.   Stayed 2006

Cape Le Grande National Park. Approximately fifty kilometres south-east of Esperance. Two camp grounds; Lucky Bay, and Le Grand Beach.   Generators permitted in designated sites during specified hours.  Flush toilets, solar heated showers. Camping fees $10 per person per night and park pass applies.  Visited 2005

Cape Arid National Park.  Approximately 120 kilometres east of Esperance. Pit toilets.   Most camp grounds are four wheel drive access only.  Park pass applies. Camping fees apply. Visited 2005 
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The Department of Parks and Wildlife in Western Australia (DPaW) has developed an on line booking system for camping in some of the most popular parks it administers.  

 

For a summary of all Western Australian Parks, Click for DPaW campgrounds.

 

A full list with descriptions of camp grounds under the control of the Department of Environment and Conservation can be found at DPaW campgrounds list.  Check for up to date camping fees
 
 
 

 

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