Camping

General Camping Rules
  • There is no free camping in the Shire of Carnarvon. “Camping” includes sleeping in a vehicle, tent, caravan or swag including at roadside parking and stop areas that do not display 24hr stopping signs.
  • Got to https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/UsingRoads/TouringWAMaps/Pages/RestAreas.aspx for Main Roads rest areas within the Shire of Carnarvon.
  • Most Caravan Parks in Carnarvon accept pets – conditions apply.
  • Blowholes– see below
  • Rocky Pool is located 50km east of Carnarvon and is managed by the Department of Water and has NO Camping restrictions, day use only.
  • Bush Bay  (wilderness camping on the coast) is located 40km south of Carnarvon and is now managed by the Shire of Carnarvon. Fees are $5.50 per person per night and $4.00 per pensioner/concession per person per night. Bush Bay has no toilet facilities though has a dump point and mobile phone coverage.
  • Gladstone is located 150km south of Carnarvon and camp grounds are managed by Yaringa Station (08) 99425952. Bring food and water, toilet facilities only.  Wooramel Roadhouse is 20km north of the camp grounds for fuel and supplies. There is NO CAMPING on Gladstone Lookout.
  • The maximum legislated stay at any one campground is ninety (90) days in any calendar year, 30 days during peak season.
  • It is an offence to camp, other than in a registered caravan park or designated camping ground/nature based camping area.
  • Any person camping other than in a registered/designated camping location, may receive an on-the-spot $100.00 fine.
  • Fees will be collected daily by a Shire of Carnarvon representative – only Blowholes at this time, Gladstone is managed by Yaringa Station.
  • Be aware of camp fire restrictions and total fire bans during warmer months.http://www.carnarvon.wa.gov.au/services/ranger-services/bushfire-control/
  • Camping Advise
Blow Holes & Bush Bay Code of Conduct
  • Campers are advised that; the maximum length of stay for overnight campers/caravans at the Blowholes Campgrounds is thirty (30) days during peak season which runs from the 1st of April to the 1st of October. 
  • The maximum legislated stay at any one campground is ninety (90) days in any calendar year; peak period thirty (30) days inclusive.
  • Fees will be collected daily by a Carnarvon Shire representative. Blowholes fees are $11 per person per night or Seniors $8 per person per night.
  • PET OWNERS – Pets are welcome, however, all animals must be kept on a lead at all times. 1080 poison is in the area and can be fatal to domestic pets. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet to avoid inconvenience to other campers and you must never leave your pet unattended.
  • FISHING – Please observe fishing sanctuary area restrictions – contact Department of Fisheries (08)9941 1185
  • VEHICLES – Not permitted on the beach unless for the purpose of boat launching.  The beach is a known turtle nesting area, conserve our native environment. Use designated Boat Ramp parking areas.
  • BEHAVIOR – Respect your fellow campers and look out for each other in order to make everyone’s stay as enjoyable as possible.  No excessive noise after 9pm. Please abide by directions of the Shire Representative.
  • Carnarvon Shire Rangers regularly visit the campsites to ensure compliance by campers and visitors.
  • THESE RULES ARE IN PLACE FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL PATRONS OF THE CAMP GROUNDS. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES COULD RESULT IN EVICTION. THE REGISTERED OCCUPANT OF A SITE OR ACCOMMODATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THEIR PARTY AND ANY GUESTS AND OR VISITORS.
Blow Holes Facilities & Information
  • Day use toilets at Blowholes and Camp ground
  • Waste collection and sullage dump points are located prior to the entrance to the camp grounds
  • Please note that there is no water and minimal shade.
  • You must have a chemical toilet to camp.
  • Phone and internet coverage only from the lighthouse and not guaranteed depending on weather.
  • Nearest facilities are in Carnarvon 75km south west of the camp grounds.
  • Enquiries can be directed to Ranger Services on 9941 0022 or 0408 942 945.