Caravanning and camping is a major form of recreation for locals and visitors alike in the Gascoyne. Click here for more visitor information about the Gascoyne
The beautiful but fragile Gascoyne coast is managed with great regard for the wilderness experience and outstanding natural attributes of our World Heritage listed properties that all visitors come to enjoy. To balance the requirements of demand and custodianship of the land, there are designated camping spots the length of the coast and visitors are asked to confine their footprint to these sites.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions administers Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife Service. Visiting and camping in our beautiful National and Marine Parks in the Gascoyne is an experience not to be missed.
Camping inland is to enjoy the stars, the feeling of being the only ones on the planet or to experience the land from the point of view of the early settlers to the area. The Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways, a series of maps, is a self-drive experience designed to guide, entertain and inform visitors of the history and experience of making a living on the land in this part of the world.
Camping is allowed in designated campsites in Kennedy Range National Park and the Mt Augustus Tourist Park at Mt Augustus Station adjacent to Mt Augustus National Park. Visitors to the area can fossick for semi-precious stones and fossils, enjoy the many designated walk trails, immerse themselves in Indigenous culture or soak up the history of the pioneer gold mining days.
If you are planning to visit remote locations in the region, both along the coast and inland, you need to be thoroughly prepared.
The Gascoyne is well serviced for campers with many caravan parks and station stays throughout the region. The visitor centres in Carnarvon, Exmouth and Shark Bay can assist with further information. The Shire of Upper Gascoyne can also assist with further information for inland areas.
Main Roads provide rest areas in Western Australia. A Rest Area is a type of roadside stopping place which provides additional facilities that may not be available at short-term parking spots or information bays. We encourage drivers to stop and rest at any roadside stopping places provided by us and other government agencies who are committed to reducing fatigue-related incidents. Map of Rest Areas through the Gascoyne.