Western Australia is a dream come true for any camping and caravanning enthusiast, with a plethora of destination options that accommodate every type of camping and caravanning style. When it comes to trips with families, many places are within an easy drive of Perth, making a weekend away an achievable option.
Nambung National Park
Home to the famous Pinnacles Desert, 2 hours’ drive north of Perth, Nambung National Park is one of Western Australia’s most unique natural attractions that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Thousands of huge limestone pillars rise from the shifting yellow sands, creating an interesting and fun scenery to play hide and seek in.
Nambung National Park also features secluded white sandy beaches perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Hangover Bay is one the best known with picnic tables, gas barbecues and a boat launch and you may even spot a bottlenose dolphin or sealion swimming offshore.
Monkey Mia is the ultimate caravan-friendly destination for everyone in the family to experience wildlife close-up. Famous for its wild dolphin experience, you can see dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish in the water. Outside the water, you can come across pelicans, emus and western grasswrens. You can also enjoy some nice walks across the rusty red sand dunes teeming with birds. Monkey Mia Resort has most of the facilities and services you and your family are likely to need.
The Ningaloo Reef is one of the largest coral reefs in the world, stretching over 230km. These stunning, pristine waters feature a huge diversity of marine life ready to be enjoyed by all age groups. Oyster Stacks, accessible from the town of Exmouth, is an ideal site for families to enjoy the reef. Unlike other areas which require swimming through some currents, the coral reef and its prolific fish life can be viewed just steps from the shore in calm, shallow water.
Camel Rides on Cable Beach
One of Western Australia’s most iconic experiences, no family caravan trip in WA is complete without hopping on the back of a friendly yet docile camel. Located in Broome, the whole family can enjoy a stroll down the pristine sands of Cable Beach while atop a camel, enjoying what is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Australia.
Jurien Bay is an easy two-hour drive north of Perth, making it an ideal family caravan trip destination. The caravan park backs onto the beach with easy access to a kid’s playground, beachside café, and the jetty. Jurien Bay has stunning beaches complete with pure white sand and clear blue water. Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing within walking distance of the park. Just north of Jurien, you can find Green Head which has a beautiful, protected bay named Dynamite Bay. This is also well worth exploring, offering calm water for swimming and snorkelling.
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