Kimberley Free Camping

The Kimberley Region of Western Australia is a vast and fascinating tract of land, sparsely populated, with about 40,000 residents, but with diverse industries, from farming and beef cattle production to diamond mining.
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RAAF Boab Quarry

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RAAF Boab Quarry is a large, free campsite with a level gravel surface in remote rugged country. There is some shade here and plenty of room for large rigs. No facilities here.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeWalkingSwimmingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Lennard River Rest Area

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Lennard River Rest Area is suitable for all size rigs, with mostly level sites and some shaded sites. There is no grass here.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

March Fly Glen Rest Area

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March Fly Glen Rest Area offers mostly level sites and sites that are shaded. There is an outdoor picnic table and some BBQ plates.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Hann River Camping Area

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Hann River Camping Area is a large area with plenty of room for all sized rigs. There are some level sites and some sites are shaded.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Russ Creek Camping Area

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Russ Creek Camping Area is suitable for large vehicles with good ground clearance, camper vans and camper trailers.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bungles Turnoff Parking Area Spring Creek

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Parking area for your caravan if you are entering Purnululu National Park. There are two separate areas, one is right on the creek with good shade and space for big rigs, but not buses. Toilets are 50m away and there re rubbish bins.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShadeFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SiteDump PointNo Pets
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Ngumban Cliff Lookout

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Ngumban Cliff Lookout provides overnight stay on level ground with great views. It neat and tidy place great views. There is no shade here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsDump PointPicnic TablesBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Mary Pool Rest Area

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Mary Pool Rest Area is a large rest area with room for many caravans. Cattle roam through the area and it can be dusty, so please drive slowly and keep dogs under control.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Cockburn Rest Area

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Cockburn Rest Area is a large open level area with room for any size rig. It is right on the intersection of the Great Northern Highway and Victoria Highway, so there is some traffic noise from time to time. It is also dusty.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsPicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Dunham River Rest Area

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Dunham River Rest Area is a fairly large and level free overnight stop on a gravel surface. There are toilets and BBQs. Very clean.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Nillibubbica Rest Area

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Nillibubbica Rest Area is a roomy overnighter with a single entry/exit and a level dirt surface. Surrounded by low stunted scrub, there isn't much meaningful shade here.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsPicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Quandong Camping Area

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The Quandong Camping Area is isolated, difficult to access but rewards you with its stunning beauty. Set on the remote western coastline of the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsShadeCaravansTent SiteSwimmingBeach FishingRock FishingPets Welcome
  • Campground
  • Fishing Spot

The Boab Rest Area

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The Boab Rest Area is a large free overnight rest area with good shade and a drive through configuration. It has a level gravel surface and plenty of room for large rigs.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesBinBBQCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Prices Point Camping Area

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Prices Point is a free camping area where you can stay for up to 3 days. It is located right at the beach on the western shore of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome. Remote beach with good fishing and swimming. There are no facilities here.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingBeach Fishing
  • Campground
  • Fishing Spot

Cockburn South Rest Area

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Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Roebuck Plains Rest Area

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The Roebuck Plains Rest Area is a large gravel roadside rest area with a drive through configuration and room for large rigs. There are no facilities here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Myroodah Crossing Camping Area

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The magnificence of Myroodah Crossing is reflected in the beauty of the birdlife on the Fitzroy River and surrounding billabongs. Egrets, cranes and herons, among others, play out their parts like actors on a watery stage.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeRiver FishingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Mambi Island Camping Area

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Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver Fishing
  • Campground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Leycesters Rest Area

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Leycesters Rest Area is a large, free overnighter located off the highway. It has a bitumen surface and a circular configuration which is suitable for large rigs. There is a little shade here.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Willie Creek Camping Area

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Willie Creek Camping Area is a remote bush camp suitable for tents and camper trailers and some off road caravans. There are no facilities here so you need to be fully self sufficient.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsMobile Phone CoverageCaravansTent SiteBeach FishingPets WelcomeNo Long Rigs
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Ersine Range Rest Area

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Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Grotto Creek

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Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansNo Long RigsTent SitePets Welcome
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Maggie Creek Rest Area

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Maggie Creek Rest Area is a picturesque free overnighter, however it is not very level. If you are there before sunset there are some really good photo opportunities of the Boab trees and the cliffs behind them.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Sawtooth Gorge Campground

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Sawtooth Gorge Campground is a remote camp on the bank of the Black Elvire River. It is unsuitable for caravans and large rigs.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsDay Rest AreaShadeWalkingNo Long RigsNo CaravansTent SitePets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
Like most places in Western Australia, the distances are great and the climate can be extreme. During the wet season many roads are impassible for half of the year, as the monsoon takes over and saturates the land. But in the dry season, the humidity is low and the skies are blue. The large volumes of water stored in the land and rivers ensure that food is abundant throughout the season.

The dominant feature of the East Kimberley region is the Ord River and its irrigation network. The Ord River was dammed in the 20th century, creating Lake Argyle. Various crops have been trialled here including sugar, cotton and rice. Success has not come easily, with major problems from pests. Wild geese and other birds attacked many of the crops.

The largest area of the Ord is now taken up growing Indian Sandalwood and this plantation is the largest of its kind in the world. Sandalwood is in great demand in both India and China and in short supply, due to the over harvesting of this plant in the wild in India.

In the northern part of the Kimberley is a wild, largely uninhabited tract of mountainous country, most of which is National Park land. Those who venture there by road need a 4X4 high clearance vehicle and plenty of fuel and provisions. But the reward for perseverance is great when places such as the Mitchell Falls are reached. The stunning beauty of this part of the world will stay with you in your mind forever.

The western Kimberley borders the west coast of Western Australia and towns such as Derby and Broome provide excellent tourist facilities. Derby claims to have the best sunsets in the world and the best place to catch them is on the Derby Jetty.

Broome is synonymous with its early history as a pearling town. it is a sought after relaxed beachside destination for visitors and tourists.
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