Western Australia is made up of mostly of the arid outback with over 60 National Parks. Take your pick – beaches, lakes, mountains, and whatever else mother nature has to offer.
The outback is unlike other regular camping sites that you might be used to. You need to be more prepared and manage your expectations. When done right, the outback can give you the most epic outdoor experience that you will never forget.
We have come up with tips on what to do before and during camping in the National Parks of Western Australia so you can have more fun in the process.
Things To Do Before Hitting The Road
Camping is fun and a great bonding activity for friends and family. It can even be a refreshing activity to do alone.
However, it can easily become a nightmare if you end up missing the necessities you need to get you through the trip. Make sure you have everything you need – the essentials and little luxuries.
Following is a checklist that will ensure that your camping experience is as enjoyable as can be:
✔ Bring the essentials:
- Cooking essentials – check if the campsite offers cooking facilities. If not, you may need to bring:
- Portable stove/cooktop
- Cups, bowls, plates etc
- Solar energy – some campsites are off the grid and do not have electricity. Bring your solar power or rechargeable lights if possible.
- Potable water – Some campsites only offer water for showers and washing but none for drinking. Some campsites do not have any water at all. Make sure you have enough drinking water to last the entire stay.
- Comfy bed or foam for sleeping – if you do not have an RV and are planning to sleep under the stars, make sure you waterproof your tent and have a good comfy bed to sleep in.
✔ Bring a backpack full of hiking essentials. If your campsite offers some good hiking activities, make sure you have a hiking backpack ready.
✔ Bring enough food to last your stay. Good food options for camping are the following:
- Beef jerky
- Granola bars
- Peanut butter
- Canned beans
- Canned soups
- Trail mix
- Coffee and tea
- Drink powders
✔ Pack appropriate clothes for the weather and terrain. Make sure you have the following:
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Sun hat
✔ Bring essential tools and gadgets like:
- Extra batteries
- Phone chargers
✔ Don’t forget your personal essentials like:
- Toilet paper
✔ Bring safety essentials like:
- First-aid kit
- Creams for blisters and insect bites
- EpiPen for those with allergies
- Medication and physical aids
✔ Pick the place in advance. Western Australia has over 60 National Parks that you can choose from. Pick and choose in advance so you can prepare in advance.
Explore And Enjoy the Picturesque Coastal Shoreline
Camping in Western Australia is not just limited to the mountains and forests. You can also camp along the white sandy beaches along the sensational coastal shorelines.
Just make sure you have your swimwear and sunscreen ready. Cape Le Grand National Park is perfect for camping. If you are up for rocky gorges and remote beaches, Cape Range National Park is also worth exploring.
Camp, Hike, And Explore Sandstone Cliffs And River Gorges
Only in Western Australia can you find the most amazing sandstone cliffs and river gorges. Check out the Kalbarri National Park or Karlamilyi National Park. Mitchell River National Park also offers a great river and some unbelievable hiking trails.
Beaches, Wineries, Parks, And Waterfalls All In One Place
The Shire of Denmark offers white sand beaches, wineries within the area for the adults, parks to camp, and waterfalls to explore. It is a one-stop-shop for camping fun, especially for adults. This is a place you should not miss!
Explore One National Park at a Time!
With the COVID-19 threat, camping is the best way to enjoy and spend quality time with your loved ones in mother nature while keeping safe, and away from other people.
With 60 National Parks in Western Australia, take your time exploring one National Park at a time.
Make your trip extra special and fun. Don’t forget to bring:
- Field guides
- Folding chairs
- Drinks (cold beer is an absolute necessity!)
Make sure you clean up after yourself and respect the environment. Break down all your rubbish and take it home with you for proper disposal if there are no on-site rubbish bins available.
Camping can be great fun and there is nothing better than experiencing the great outdoors in your very own luxury caravan.
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