6 of the Best Campsites on The South West Edge

The entire length of the South West Edge is studded with amazing places to set up camp for the night. Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting back to nature and soaking up every second of the great outdoors.

One of the best things about The Edge is the sheer diversity in landscapes you’ll experience on the way. Whether you prefer to camp by the ocean and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore, or it’s more your style to be hidden away in the forest, gazing at the stars, you’ll find a campsite that’s perfect for you.

Here are seven of our favourites from en route along The Edge.

1. Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park, Collie

This riverside campsite is cute as a button and perfect if you want to have a swim before you pitch your tent for the night. We can understand why people would spend their honeymoon here, it’s tranquil, secluded and scenic, the water is divine, and there are plenty of walking trails. You don’t need to be honeymooners to enjoy it here, but we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this spot!

2. Conto, Margaret River

Nestled in the shady peppermint woodlands near Conto Springs Beach is Conto Campground. The nearby beach is a beautiful place to relax, go surfing or even do a spot of fishing and catch your own dinner! This spot is famous for its stunning scenery, so relax, soak it up and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest.

A landscape image of a couple enjoying a picnic by a green pool to show camping spots along The South West Edge road trip
Honeymoon Pool, Wellington National Park

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a camper, which is kind of the same thing. The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.

3. Four Mile, Fitzgerald River National Park, Hopetoun

The Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest national parks in Western Australia, with 330,000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness to explore. Four Mile is a popular camping spot near to the beautiful beach of the same name. You’re perfectly placed to enjoy the spectacular coast or lace up your boots and hit one of the many walking trails.

4. Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance

Set up camp at Australia’s whitest beach and enjoy those turquoise oceans from morning to night. This wide, sheltered bay is famous for its resident kangaroos whom you’ll be sharing a site! This is the perfect base for exploring the amazing Cape Le Grand National Park where you can explore the many white sand beaches, summit Frenchman’s Peak or tackle one of the many walking trails.

5. Lake Ballard, Menzies

As you begin your homeward loop via the Goldfields, a great place to set up camp for the night is Lake Ballard, the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Situated about 45 minutes from Menzies, this remote salt lake has been turned into a vast art exhibition, with 51 steel statues scattered across the expansive landscape. The statues and the shimmering lake look incredible at sunrise and sunset, so camping is the perfect way to experience see this unique place at its very best. Set up your fire and enjoy a true outback camping experience –  we guarantee you’ll never have seen so many stars before.

6. Lake Leschenaultia, Perth

Nestled in Mundaring in the beautiful Perth Hills, Lake Leschenaultia is the perfect place to set up camp on your last leg of The Edge. The expansive lake is perfect for kayaking and SUPing during the day, whilst at night you can enjoy the peace, quiet and serenity. If you’ve had enough of cooking, you can also buy lunch from the kiosk or head into nearby Chidlow and grab something from the local bakery or pub.

Two wild kangaroos say hello to human on a white sandy beach
Lucky Bay Beach, Cape Le Grand National Park

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