Camping is one of the most soul-soothing ways to explore the spectacular landscapes of Western Australia. Whether planning your big lap, or a local looking for a weekend away, here are 10 of our favourite private WA campsites, in no particular order.
Note: All prices quoted are per adult, per night. Please check links for children’s rates.
1. Windmill Farm
Located in the horticultural region of the south-west, around three hours from Perth, Windmill Farm is the epitome of country tranquillity.
The Blackwood River is a short stroll south and a beautiful spot for fishing, swimming and kayaking. Or take a walk into the historical town of Bridgetown and pop into the town cidery to sample all-natural apple ciders and handcrafted beers, while chatting with the locals.
From $22 a night, the single Hill Top site has sweeping views over rolling pastures and Jarra forests. There’s no power however there is a shower, flushing toilet and drinking water.
2. Lewana Campsites
Lewana is an ex-forestry workers estate in Southhampton, tucked amongst state and pine forest, and oozing historical charm. The campsites are very well maintained and make for a great base to explore the picturesque regions of Ballingup and Nannup. Spend your days visiting award-winning wineries, walking sections of the Bibbulmun Track, kayaking in the Blackwood River or cycling along the Mundi Bibbi Track.
Prices start from $20 a night and all sites are unpowered. No generators are allowed, so at night you’ll enjoy the peaceful crackle of your campfire. There are toilets and showers, as well as a gas BBQ and a communal fire pit.
3. Fair Harvest
Just four kilometres outside of Margaret River is Fair Harvest, a beautiful permaculture farm where the owners thrive on sharing their knowledge of sustainable farm practices with campers.
There is a communal atmosphere to Fair Harvest, with friendly farm animals that often pop by to say hello. One of the best things about Fair Harvest is the opportunity to learn about permaculture on the farm tour, enjoy the fresh produce or book in for the famed Sunday dinner. You’ll leave here feeling wholesome, energised and a little greener!
All sites are unpowered and priced from $16 per night, with hot showers, toilets, rain-water and camp kitchen close-by.
4. Trapwell Farm
If you’re craving space, and lots of it, pitch your swag amongst the she-oaks of Trapwell Farm. 1.5 hours drive northeast of Perth, and not too far from Northam, this grain and sheep farming property has private camping sites dotted in paddocks along the Mortlock River. Different sized sites available, some with toilet access, others you’ll need to be fully independent.
The only crowds you’ll see are the occasional flock of sheep or group of grazing thoroughbreds. Dogs are welcome too provided they don’t pester the stock. With unpowered campsites from $17, Trapwell Farm is a great option for those looking for a place to recharge in absolute peace and quiet.
Pinegrove is a quintessential Australian farm with wide-open spaces and wonderful views over the neighbouring valleys.
Guests often quote their reasons for returning time and again as the warm hospitality from owners Margery and Ivans, the clear starry skies and ‘just so much space’. Being just one and a half hours from Perth, and with campsites priced from just $12 a night, Pinegrove is perfect for an affordable escape from the city.
Easy access for all vehicles from 2WD to large rigs. Whilst no shower facilities, there is a toilet, however, it can be a little way from the most popular sites.
6. Nakuru Pastoral
Nakuru Pastoral is a farm stay close to the extraordinarily beautiful beaches of Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park. The farm itself offers scenic walks with plenty of birdlife and native bushland. Dogs are welcome to stay, and when you want to explore the National Park, owner Sheila is happy to watch over your pooch!
All camping sites are on grassed paddocks and accessible by 2WD however campers must be fully self-contained, with their own drinking water and toilet facilities. Prices from $15 a night.
7. Chittering Acres
Chittering Acres is a picturesque 700-acre property high in the Darling Range, just an hours drive north of Perth. As you set up camp atop the rolling hills overlooking Lake Chittering and grassy paddocks lined with orange trees, it’s remarkable how far away from the city you quickly feel.
Dogs are welcome but be mindful of grazing sheep. Huge choice of unpowered sites, some with toilet access, some without. Prices from $11 per night. Access to some campsites is limited to 4WD.
This one is for the mountain bikers! Two and a half hours south of Perth and 50km south-east of Bunbury, Kambarang consists of 100 acres of native, unspoilt bushland with 10 kilometres of single track mountain biking trails. You can hire mountain bikes and even book in for a bicycle maintenance course.
For those who prefer exploring on two feet, there are plenty of bushwalks to discover, good access to the Wellington National Park and Dam, and some great wineries nearby.
Sites are unpowered and priced from $15 per adult per night. Choose from small exclusive campgrounds or larger group sites, all shaded by Eucalypts and with access to a hot shower and composting toilet.
9. Charms Country Retreat
When you stay at Charms Country Retreat, you have so much at your fingertips, including the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. This stunning area is famed for the Valley of the Giants, an ancient forest of endemic red tingle trees with a dizzyingly beautiful Tree Top Walk. Alternatively, you can dive, surf, fish, canoe and explore the flora and fauna along the Bibbulmun Track, beaches and coastal ridges nearby.
Back at camp, horses, alpacas, sheep and ram welcome you home. Zero facilities here, so suitable for self-contained campers only. Priced from $17 a night, all sites are spacious and private. Dogs welcome too!
10. Loveland Farmstay
Kids will love this wildlife sanctuary, where orphaned kangaroos roam. The owner, Ken, gives campers a chance to feed and interact with the Kangaroos, and you’ll see the occasional Emu passing by.
All sites are unpowered and most require a 4WD to access. There are no facilities so campers need to be self-sufficient. With 308 hectares to choose from, you’re guaranteed peace and privacy from just $12 a night.
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