Gascoyne Free Camping

The Gascoyne has a moderate arid tropical climate with about 320 sunny days per year. The daily maximum temperatures range from 22ºC to 35ºC.
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Lyndon River East Rest Area

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Lyndon River East Rest Area is a free overnight rest area beside the highway and adjacent to the river. There is plenty of room for large rigs here and good turning space. There is a bit of late afternoon shade from the trees along the river bank.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Public Dump Point

Yannarie River Barradale Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/yannarie-river-barradale-rest-area/wa
Yannarie River Barradale Rest Area is a free overnighter on the eastern bank of the Yannarie River, just west of the Barradale Roadhouse. Set in the stark reddish orange landscape, with a scattering of gnarled trees. There is plenty of room for large rigs
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lake McLeod Rest Area

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Lake McLeod Rest Area is a spacious, popular free overnighter on the western side of the highway. The sparse scrubby trees provide no useful shade, on this level gravel drive through configuration rest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Edaggee Rest Area

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Edaggee Rest Area is a large drive through configuration, free overnight rest area with a variety of camping spots. Plenty of room here for any size rig and you can put a bit of space between you and the highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets WelcomeBird Watching
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lyndon River West Rest Area

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The Lyndon River West Rest Area is a large free overnight rest area with a level gravel surface but no tree shade. Plenty of room for large rigs and a couple of sheltered picnic tables.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Three Mile Pool Camping Area

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Three Mile Pool Camping Area has a selection of shady campsites beside the river, where there is a weir and a causeway. From here you can explore the ruins of Old Onslow township.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Milinya River Rest Area

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Milinya River Rest Area is a large day rest area with a little shade and plenty of room for large rigs. It has a single entrance exit and generous turning space within the rest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bluebird Rest Area

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The Bluebird Rest Area is a free overnight rest area with a gravel surface and a drive through configuration. There is plenty of room for large rigs. There is little shade and no amenities here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Nerren Nerren Rest Area

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Nerren Nerren Rest Area is a large free overnighter with gravel surface and plenty of room for large rigs. There is some shade and good facilities.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Gascoyne River Middle Branch Rest Area

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Gascoyne River Middle Branch Rest Area provides a large camping area next to river. Access roads on both sides of the bridge.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Galena Bridge Four Mile Pool Rest Area Murchison River

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Galena Bridge Rest Area Murchison River is a large rest area with multiple sections suitable for large rigs with plenty of room to turn around. There are toilets and picnic facilities here and some shade.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bilyuin Pool Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bilyuin-pool-camping-area/wa
The Bilyuin Pool Camping Area is at the site of the old Bilyuin Hotel. Very little is left of the hotel ruins now. But this is a popular camping area and you can swim here in the wet season.
Free Overnight CampShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Place of Interest

Beasley River Rest Area

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Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Mount Robinson Rest Area

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Mount Robinson Rest Area is a free overnight rest area well off the highway along a bitumen access track. Located below the folds of a low mountain range, 20km east of the Karajini National Park.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Garden Rock Camping Area

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Garden Rock Camping Area is a bit out of the way, but if you have robbed a bank, I reckon it would be a great place to hang out until the heat is off.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Water Tanks Rest Area

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The Water Tanks Rest Area is a large gravel free overnight rest area with a pair of large water tanks protected from the sun by a large shelter. There are picnic tables and a fire place but no toilets.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaDrinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bush Bay Camping Area

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Bush Bay has a free camping area right at the beach. There are no amenities here so you need to be self sufficient. Be careful where you set up as the high tide can inundate lower lying areas.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBeach FishingSwimming
  • Campground
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Gascoyne River South Branch Camping Area

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Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Roy Hill Rest Area

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Roy Hill Rest Area is a free overnight rest area with a gravel drive through configuration. There is plenty of room for large rigs. No facilities here, just a large flat gravel area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

New Beach Camping Area

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New Beach Camping Area is a series of camping spots between the road and the beach where you can camp free. There are no facilities here at all. Enjoy the sun the surf and the sand as well as a spot of fishing.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingBeach Fishing
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

House Creek Bridge Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/house-creek-bridge-rest-area/wa
House Creek Bridge Rest Area is a free overnighter in a small clearing on the edge of a watercourse with good shade, located several hundred metres off the highway. There is plenty of room for large rigs.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Halfway Bridge Rest Area

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Halfway Bridge Rest Area is a nice overnight rest area, however there are not to many spaces available.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

BP Overlander Roadhouse

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bp-overlander-roadhouse/wa
BP Overlander Roadhouse provides free overnight rest area for caravans and motorhomes. It also provides the usual services provided by roadhouses including fuel and food.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShowersMobile Phone CoverageTakeaway FoodIceLPG RefillsUnleaded Petrol BowserDiesel Bowser
  • Roadhouse
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Restaurant

25 Mile Well Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/25-mile-well-rest-area/wa
25 Mile Well Rest Area is a free overnight rest area with a gravel drive through configuration and plenty of room for large rigs. There are no amenities here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
The first European to land in this area was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog who visited in 1616. He was later followed by Jansz, Dampier, Nicolas Baudin, and Phillip King.

The rich fruit growing region of the Gascoyne supplies much of Western Australia's fruit and vegetable needs. Carnarvon is the largest centre of population and here you can drive around the farming areas where numerous fruit and vegetable stalls sell the freshest tastiest fruit you can imagine. Many of the stalls are small self-service honesty box installations at the gate of the property where the produce is grown.

For those who love the sea and in particular scuba diving, a visit to Exmouth is a must. Charter boats take dive expeditions out onto the Ningaloo Reef which boasts extraordinarily beautiful coral and all of the marine life that goes with such a reef. A special treat is to sight the largest fish in the world. The gentle whale shark frequents this area and seeing one of these giants of the sea is a vision you will remember for all of your days.

If getting close and personal with dolphins is what interests you, then a visit to Monkey Mia in Shark Bay is a must-do. There is a resort here which also provides caravan sites or you can stay at one of the caravan parks at Denham which is a short drive away.

Coral Bay is also a beautiful resort town. The snapper are so tame here you can swim with them as they wait for people to feed them. There are several caravan parks to choose from here.

Also of interest in the Shark Bay area is Shell Beach. Numerous small seashells have compacted over thousands of years and early settlers cut blocks of the solid mass that was created to use as building blocks, in a similar way that we now use cement blocks.

If you are travelling through this area you may wish to plan to stay for a few weeks as there is so much to see.
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