Camping is a popular way to explore Western Australia’s stunning natural beauty while keeping costs low. With its vast landscapes, remote locations, and unique ecosystems, Western Australia has a lot to offer campers. Keep reading to learn about the costs of camping in and travelling to some of Western Australia’s most popular destinations.
All calculations for fuel assume an average fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100km and a fuel price of $1.66.
1325km from Perth
Cape Range National Park is known for its stunning coastline, unique wildlife, and deep canyons. Campsites with basic facilities in Cape Range National Park start at around just $11 per adult per night. You will also need to pay an entry fee of $15 per vehicle. Another cost to consider, is the cost of travelling to Cape Range National Park. From Perth, this is a 1325km journey. On average, you can expect to pay $263.94 to travel directly from Perth to Cape Range National Park. When you consider the return journey and detours, you can expect to pay around $600 for fuel.
1373km from Perth
Karijini National Park is located in the Pilbara region and is known for it’s beautiful gorges, stunning waterfalls, and unique rock formations. Camping in Karijini is affordable, with campsites starting at around $11 per adult per night and vehicle entry passes for $15. A moderate level of fitness is required for attractions within the park and it is important to make sure you’re prepared for any hikes or climbs you want to do. The cost of travelling to Karijini from Perth is $273.50. You can expect to pay at least $600 for fuel when you take detours and the return journey into consideration.
270km from Perth
The Margaret River region is known for it’s stunning beaches, world-class wineries, and unique natural attractions. There are some free camps nearby and paid camps start at around $10 per adult per night. As there are many campsites in and around Margaret River, you are sure to be able to find one with the facilities you require. During the peak season, we recommend that you book in advance to guarantee yourself a spot at your desired campsite. Fuel costs travelling to Margaret River from Perth are about $53.78. For a return journey plus detours, you can expect to pay just under $150.
309 km from Perth
Hamelin Bay is a popular camping destination located on Western Australia’s south-west coast. Make sure to book in advance if you are planning to stay in Hamelin Bay during the peak season. You can expect to pay around $14 per adult per night for a campsite equipped with toilets and BBQs. Most campsites are just a short walk to the beach, making this destination perfect for those who love to snorkel or swim. Hamelin Bay is only 39 kms further south than Margaret River and the cost of travelling here from Perth is similar at an average of $61.55. For a return journey plus detours, you can expect to pay around $150 for fuel.
Camping is a great way to explore Western Australia’s stunning natural beauty and keep travel costs low. With affordable campsites, basic facilities, and unique natural attractions, Western Australia has a lot to offer campers. Make sure to consider the fuel and accommodation costs before you decide on the budget for your next Aussie road trip. This will ensure that your budget is achievable and you can enjoy a stress free trip.