Caravan and Camping

Carnarvon and its surrounds are remarkable for it’s contrasting natural attractions.



The Gascoyne region is one of the few areas in Australia where the desert extends to the coast and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a rich and pristine ocean environment and the unique beauty of the adjacent outback.

Within this region there are many areas available for camping including limited facilities. The “Shire of Carnarvon Information on Camping Areas” pamphlet provides you with information in regard to the location, distance from Carnarvon and facilities available.

Also go to the Ranger page for further information

Camping Advise-  Camping Advise Flyer

Camping at the Blowholes and Gladstone camping grounds incurs the following fees –


Fee $

Blowholes Campground Child ( Up to 16 years of age)

No charge

Local Shire Resident*

No charge

Adult (over 16 years of age)

11.00 p/n

Senior/Pensioner **

8.00 p/n

Bush Bay/New Beach Campground Child (Up to 16 years of age)

No charge

Local Shire Resident

No Charge

Adult (over 16 years of age)

5.50 p/n

Senior/Pensioner **

4.00 p/n



Gladstone (managed by Yaringa Station)
99425 952
Child (up to 16 years of age) No charge
**Pets are more than welcome*** Adult (over 16 years of age) $11.00 p/n
  Pension Card Holders (does not include seniors cards) $5.50 p/n


*        Local residency must be demonstrated by producing a current driver’s licence showing local address and are only permitted to camp free for thirty (30) days in any one calendar year;
**     Pension rate must be demonstrated by producing a current pension card;
          (Note: Pension refers to any person on an aged, disability, war or any other form of pension)

Rocky Pool is  managed by the Department of Water with No Camping restrictions, day use only.

Campers are advised that;

  • There is no free camping within the Shire of Carnarvon. “Camping” includes sleeping in a vehicle, tent, caravan or swag.
  •  It is an offence to camp, other than in a registered caravan park or designated camping ground/nature-based camping area.
  •  Any person found camping in an area other than a registered/designated camping location, may receive an on-the-spot $100.00
  • Fees will be collected daily by a Carnarvon Shire representative.
  • Designated campgrounds can be found here
  • The maximum length of stay for overnight campers/caravans at the Blowholes Campground 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; this regulation to be incorporated in the pending management plans for these areas.