Camping

Hamersley Inlet

Photo courtesy Tourism WA

There are a number of camping options within the Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast. As a road less travelled destination, that can be found tucked between Esperance and Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, you have the choice of camping sites within the Fitzgerald River National Park or at coastal locations east of Hopetoun. The most popular camp grounds within the National Park is 4-Mile Campground, which is located near Four Mile Beach and a short stroll to Barrens Beach. Also popular with visitors with a preference to be close to the beach or if travelling with a pet are the picturesque coastal locations of Masons Bay and Starvation Bay camp grounds, located approximately 40kms east of Hopetoun.

Whether you wish to stay in a more traditional caravan park or set up in a bush camp environment, the choice is yours. Hopetoun, Munglinup and Ravensthorpe are RV friendly towns, there is FREE 48 hour camping for FULLY SELF-CONTAINED vehicles only as prescribed by CMCA guidelines: Self Contained Vehicle PolicyBush Camping CodeLeave No Trace .

FREE 48 HOUR RV SITES

The Ravensthorpe RV friendly site is located opposite the BP Roadhouse on Morgan Street, the Hopetoun RV site can be found on the Southern Ocean Road and within walking distance to the town centre and Munglinup RV site is located across the road from Munglinup Roadhouse, Tubada Street.

HOPETOUN FACILITIES 

A dump point is located at Senna Road opposite Wavecrest Tourist Park and Village. Potable water for campers and caravans can be sourced at the Hopetoun Groyne near the Hopetoun Jetty.

RAVENSTHORPE FACILITIES **Please Important Notice **

A dump point is located in Dunn Street next door to the Ravensthorpe Community Resource Centre. Potable water is available at the Information Bay on the corner of Morgans Street and Queen Street adjacent to the BP Roadhouse.

** From Friday, 3 September 2021, the site for the building works for the new Ravensthorpe Cultural Precinct have been handed over to the Head Contractor, Devlyn Constructions. Access to the RV Dump Point on Dunn Street is still available but caravan parking in this area has been reduced. The Shire appreciates your assistance and patience whilst the development is in progress. 

MUNGLINUP FACILITIES 

Currently there is no dump point facility available in Munglinup although the Shire anticipates installing one in the near future. 

CAMP SITES MASON BAY & STARVATION BAY
(Shire Operated)

In recent years Mason Bay and Starvation Bay campgrounds have been upgraded to provide more camp sites and toilet facilities for camp goers and is an area targeted for ongoing improvements by the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

The family friendly campgrounds are very popular amongst visitors and locals alike, with VAC swim being held at Starvation Bay during January. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leads.  There is also a dumpsite located at both campgrounds.  Camp fires are permitted within the fire rings located at each site except during periods when a total fire ban has been declared but you must bring your own wood. Sites are $15 per night per site cash only (please bring correct amount to be placed in the envelopes provided). No bookings required with sites available on a first in basis. Usually from mid-November through to April each year a Camp Host manages both sites.  For the latest visitor information including updates on road conditions please Like and Follow us on Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast Facebook.

Mason Bay - Photographer, Dene Bingham 

Starvation Bay - Photographer, Dene Bingham

MUNGLINUP BEACH CAMPGROUND
(shire of esperance)

Munglinup Beach, Photographer Dene Bingham

Tucked away, almost half way between Ravensthorpe and Esperance is the beautiful coastline of Munglinup Beach with a protective reef that provides sheltered swimming and undulating granite rocks, perfect for soaking in the sun or watching the kids splash about in the pristine clear waters.

Generators permitted between 7am-10pm. Pet friendly but must be on lead. Camping Fees are $15 per night per site, no booking required as operated on a first in basis. There are no dump points at this location.

Further camp bays and powered sites can be found at Munglinup Beach Holiday Park (Campground Manager for the Shire of Esperance) just a few kilometres up the road. There are no dump points at this location.

FITZGERALD RIVER NATIONAL PARK CAMPING

Hamersley Inlet Campground

Hamersley Inlet Photographer Gemma Owen

Hamersley Inlet, Photographer Gemma Owen

Great little campground accessible year round, with 14 sites available in peaceful setting, located at the end of the sealed section of Hamersley Drive on the eastern side of the National Park. Enjoy close access to the inlet for all of your hiking, boating and fishing activities and a short 4WD to Hamersley Beach and Hamersley Sand Dunes. The campground is managed by the Shire of Ravensthorpe and is only $15 (cash only) per night per site and no need to book. There are toilet facilities and a sheltered gas BBQ. No fires, dogs or pets permitted in the National Park and park entry fees apply. Depending on winter rainfall, the inlet can become dry during summer, leaving only a small amount of water in a picturesque tinge of pink hue. If you need to restock, or want to dine out, Hopetoun is just a short drive away.

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Hamersley Inlet - Image by Instagrammer @themazdawanderer

Four Mile Campground  

A very popular camp site managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) in an idyllic part of the Fitzgerald River National Park, located near Four Mile Beach and short stroll to Barrens Beach.

There are picnic tables and gas barbecue facilities and a hot water shower. Bookings are essential and can be made via the Parks and Wildlife website.  To book, please click - HereFees are: $15 adult per night, $9 concession card holder per night, $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years) which are in addition to park entry fees (Note: Fees were correct at the time of publishing, however please check with Parks and Wildlife website).

No fires, dogs or pets permitted within the National Park. Generated are permitted up to 8pm but please check with rangers in case conditions change.

Four Mile Campground Amenities - Photographer, Dene Bingham

St Mary Inlet (Point Ann) Campground - Fitzgerald River National Park West

Located just within the far western boundary of the Shire of Ravensthorpe and accessible by 2WD near the town of Bremer Bay, the campground is an ideal place to base yourself if you plan on visiting the Point Ann lookout. Managed by Parks and Wildlife, the campground fees are: $11 adult per night, $7 concession card holder per night, $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years). Park Entry Passes are required. Recommend accessing from Devils Creek Road near Bremer Bay which is sealed up to the entrance of the park which leads you to the southern section of Pabelup Drive (unsealed). 

It is strongly recommended if planning a visit to Point Ann that you check the latest road condition report prior to travelling as roads may be closed with no warning especially after wet weather conditions to avoid the risk of spreading dieback. The campground cannot cater to caravanners as caravans are not permitted on unsealed roads within the National Park.

This site is quite basic with no facilities, you will need to bring your own water. No fires or pets permitted within the National Park, no fires or pets permitted.

caravan parks

You have the option of two caravan parks in Hopetoun and one in Ravensthorpe to choose from that offer unpowered and powered sites as well as cabin accommodation. See details below.

Hopetoun Beachside Caravan Park

Hopetoun Beachside Caravan Park

Recently under new management, the caravan park is an idyllic peaceful, coastal location in the heart of Hopetoun's town centre and just a short stroll to local shops, pub and cafes and the must do for the kids: the bouncy pillow in McCulloch Park.  Settled on a point, with beautiful mountain ranges of the Fitzgerald River National Park as your backdrop, camp goers have access to west and south facing beaches where you will always find a good spot for swimming, beach fishing or exploring the reef. With a range accommodation options (powered sites, unpowered sites and cabins), the family and dog friendly caravan park also provides free WiFi. To book or find out more call 0436 280 236 or see Hopetoun Beachside Caravan Park.

Wavecrest Tourist Park

Situated only 3kms from the pristine waters and seaside town of Hopetoun, it is the perfect location to base yourself to explore the botanic and natural wonderlands of the Fitzgerald Biosphere with the entrance of the Fitzgerald River National Park just a few minutes away along the sealed Hamersley Drive or about 30 minutes drive to the Ravensthorpe Ranges. The Australian Accredited Tourist Park is surrounded by nature reserves in a rural setting and provides modern park facilities which is complimented by a contemporary bar and bistro, bottle shop and Food To Go (takeaway). 

Wavecrest Tourist Park accommodation options include: large powered sites for caravans, RVs, motorhomes and campervans (with drive through sites available) and chalets. Sites are not suitable for tent camping. To book or find out more call (08) 9838 3888 or see Wavecrest Tourist Park.

Green Haven Tourist Park

Green Haven Tourist Park

Situated within the Ravensthorpe townsite, close to all amenities, this well shaded and spacious Tourist Park with a grassy area for campers is set within a relaxing bushland environment.  A great place to base yourself to explore the botanical wonderland and rich geology of the Fitzgerald Biosphere being central to the Fitzgerald River National Park and the Ravensthorpe Range. It is also well positioned to visit Wave Rock and the beautiful beaches of Hopetoun and Esperance.

Green Haven Tourist Park offers: large powered sites for caravans, RVs, motorhomes and campervans, camp sites for tents, camp kitchen and self-contained King and Queen chalets with outdoor settings and ensuite rooms. To book or find out more call (08) 9838 1050 or see Green Haven Tourist Park.