Pilbara Free Camping

The Pilbara is a large, dry, sparsely populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its red earth, its vast mineral deposits, (in particular iron ore) and as a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna.
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Des Streckfuss Rest Area

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Des Streckfuss Rest Area is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There are toilets, picnic tables and bins, as well as a fire place.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Two Camel Creek Bridge Rest Area

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Two Camel Creek Bridge Rest Area is a new Designated Rest Area on Great Northern Highway. 24 Hour stopping permitted.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigDump PointCamp TrailersGenerators AllowedPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Public Dump Point

Yannarie River Barradale Rest Area

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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

West Peawah River Rest Area

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West Peawah River Rest Area is a free overnighter on the bank of the western branch of the Peawah River. It is a cul-de-sac configuration with a single entry/exit. There is plenty of room for large rigs. Limited partial shade.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Sherlock River Rest Area

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Sherlock River Rest Area is a free overnighter beside the Sherlock River. There are picnic tables here but little else. Quite a pretty spot where you an wander along the river bank and relax in the shade.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansNo Long RigsTent SitePets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Robe River Rest Area

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Robe River Rest Area is a free overnighter on the bank of the Robe River. There is plenty of room for large rigs here, with ample turning space. Single entry and exit on the western side of the highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessiblePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets WelcomePhoto OpportunityBird Watching
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Onslow Turnoff Rest Area

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Onslow Turnoff Rest Area is a free overnighter with a sealed drive through configuration. There are no toilets here and no shade, other than the shelter over the picnic table. Plenty of room for large rigs.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeBinInformation Board
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

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

Albert Tognolini Rest Area

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Albert Tognolini Rest Area is a beautiful spot, with great views and located far enough from the road to avoid traffic noise. There are no toilets here, so you need to be self contained.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bea Bea Creek Rest Area

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Bea Bea Creek Rest Area is a nice Compact Area close to road. Not too many level sites.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

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

Herbert Parker Rest Area

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The Herbert Parker Rest Area is a free overnighter beside the Yule River. There is plenty of room for large rigs, but the area close to the river is fenced off and not available for camping.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

House Creek Bridge Rest Area

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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

Coongan River Rest Area

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Coongan River Rest Area is an overnight roadside parking area. There is little here other than bins and some shade. Suitable for size rig. Level gravel surface.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Balla Balla Inlet

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/balla-balla-inlet/wa
Balla Balla Inlet is a free camping area with a choice of fishing from the creek, the beach or venturing out into the open water to try your luck around the reefs. There is a boat ramp of sorts, but you might need a 4WD to use it.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBeach FishingRiver FishingOpen Water FishingPublic Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Cane River Camping Area

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The Cane River Camping Area is a free camping area in the riverbed of the Cane River, under the bridge over the river. Obviously you aren't going to camp here after heavy rain, are you.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Campground

Doolena Gorge Camp Area

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Doolena Gorge Camp Area is a spectacular sight at sunset, with a warm glow lighting up the rusty red outcrops dotted with sparse greenery. Just down stream from the waterfall is a good fishing spot where you can catch a nice perch for dinner.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeRiver FishingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Fishing Spot

Mount Robinson Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mount-robinson-rest-area/wa
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

Roy Hill Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/roy-hill-rest-area/wa
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
The Pilbara covers an area of 502,000 km2, which includes some of Earth's oldest rock formations. It includes landscapes of coastal plains and mountain ranges with cliffs and gorges.

The major settlements of the region are Port Hedland, Karratha and Newman. The three main ports in The Pilbara are Port Hedland, Dampier and Port Walcott.

The area is known for its petroleum, natural gas and iron ore deposits, which contribute significantly to Australia's economy. Other than mining, pastoral activities as well as fishing and tourism are the main industries.
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