Free or Low fee Camps Perth to Broome

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 20:49
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Hi all looking for low cost or free camps between Perth and Broome
Willing to work for staying.

station stays with work and stay arrangement also..

Travelling with other family's but the cost at caravan parks hurts when they charge $8-12 dollars per child, it is killing us (3 children)
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:09

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:09
yes, the low cost park options add up with 3 kids in tow..tell me about it! :-(

Anyway, 50 K's South of Carnarvon turn left on the road to 'Bush Bay / New beach Rd" (check it on Google maps)

Easy access and multiple spots along the coast for free camping, private little water ways, tidal fishing / crabbing....

If the weather is good, great spot. If it's windy...not so good.

Easily get a caravan in there if you're towing one. Absolutely no facilities except a few long drops Dunnies. You have to be self sufficient.

Above Carnarvon there a heaps of overnight stays on rivers etc. You won't have any trouble getting a spot if you're there early enough...gets a bit crowded after 4 - 5 pm

Make Hay River above Hedland a destination point for an overnight camp. Lot's of trees, nice spot.

Make sure you spend a few dollars and treat yourself to a few nights at 80 mile beach caravan park. You won't be disappointed....

Enjoy...
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:13

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:13
Sorry, that's not the Hay River...should read the 'DeGrey River'
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Follow Up By: Bush Wanderer - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:28

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:28
Good spots Andrew. 80 mile beach caravan park.....if it all turns to crap that's where you want to be!

The crossing of the murchison river out from Kalbarri is a free 24 hr camp. Nice spot also for swimming. There are a number of these between Broome and Perth.

BW.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:35

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:35
Hard to find a crap spot this time of year up in the great FA...for the next 4 - 5 months.

Making my mouth water all this talk about going North :-) Mustn't do it, mustn't do it, mustn't do it....

Note to self...don't read threads on Explore OZ.!!!!Bad, all bad.
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Reply By: Trev&Ness B - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:54

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:54
2 words

camps 6.



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Follow Up By: fasteddy - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 22:23

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 22:23
Thanks just up graded to camps 6 the big version with the pics, left the old one for others to use.

Thanks and regards Fasteddy
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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 22:18

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 22:18
Hi there.
For a stop over there is a place called Fig Tree Crossing. If memory serves it had toilets and dump point. Also the last time I went through there were no fees. It is about 16km outside Geraldton going North. It is situated on Chapman Valley Road.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 23:06

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 23:06
Great Northern Highway or North West Coastal Highway Fasteddy? Answers so far have been for the coastal highway. The Great Northern is the shorter route and to me the more interesting, and it has many more free camping opportunities. It does have more trucks on it than the coastal highway.

The only station stay i have been to is Nallan Station 11 kilometres north of Cue - but i don't think they have work for your keep options. 24 kilometres north of Cue we have also stayed at Lake Nallan 48 hour rest area - no amenities.

This link lists three station stays around Mount MagnetStation Stays

There are plenty of opportunities for free camping along the Great Northern, including at historic water trough, by rivers, and main roads rest areas with pit toilet and some with dump points (some good ones north of Newman).

If you are taking the coastal highway alternative, a good first night stop is Galena Bridge on the Murchison River a little to the north of the Kalbarri turnoff. Pit toilets and dump point, large main roads free rest area a bit away from the highway alongside the river.

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Follow Up By: new boy - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:01

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:01
I,m pretty sure unfortunately the great spot of Lake Nallan is closed.
Just a point at Gladstone ,Bush bay and New Beach first sign of rain get out roads become very boggy and the farmer at Gladstone charges somewhere over $500 to come and tow you out.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:36

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:36
Hi Newboy

Much of the area around Lake Nallan is closed to campers, but speaking with Cue Shire earlier this year, they had re-opened camping with a 48 hour limit on the south side of the lake only. Latecomers were stopping overnight in the Main Roads Rest Area which is outside of the control of the council so this is always an option. We prefer to get well away from the road.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 13:38

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 13:38
Hi Newboy

Much of the area around Lake Nallan is closed to campers, but speaking with Cue Shire earlier this year, they had re-opened camping with a 48 hour limit on the south side of the lake only. Latecomers were stopping overnight in the Main Roads Rest Area which is outside of the control of the council so this is always an option. We prefer to get well away from the road.

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Follow Up By: new boy - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 14:44

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 14:44
Thanks MH thats good to know remember the first time we went there in 20 04 there was a bloke who camped there April to Oct had his own vegie patch very well set up.
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Reply By: fasteddy - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 22:20

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 22:20
Thanks all noted and marked on the map will check these out as we move North

Thanks Fasteddy.
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