Off the Beaten Track

    National Parks

    Kalbarri National Park

    Kalbarri National Park and is one of Western Australia’s most diverse natural attractions. It is said that the formations within the park date back 400 million years. The raw and rugged beauty of this ancient area can be witnessed from various lookouts in the park some only a short walk from the parking areas. The iconic Natures Window in the park can be accessed via a picturesque walking trial which will lead you to the rock formation. For those eager for adventure the 8km Loop Walk Trail beginning and ending at Nature's Window provides an unforgettable gorge experience. Don’t forget your camera, the views within Kalbarri National Park provide incredible photo opportunities.

    Cape Range National Park

    Cape Range National Park is located 40 km from Exmouth and is a spectacular area of rugged limestone ranges, breathtaking deep canyons and a long stretch of unspoiled beaches. It is one of the few places within Australia which offers the ‘range’ to ‘reef’ experience.Visitors can explore the park along driving trails into Charles Knife and Shothole Canyon and experience the rugged gorge canyons. Taking a boat tour up Yardie Creek is highlight for visitors, cruising beside the sheer cliffs and enjoying the wildlife and tranquillity of the gorge is an experience not to be missed.

    Pinnacles Of Nambung National Park

    Located in the heart of the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles Desert is one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, featuring thousands of limestone pillars standing up to five metres tall. These ancient sculptures have formed over millions of years and create a dramatic landscape one which fascinates visitors. The Pinnacles Desert can be explored on the designated four kilometre driving trail or you can stroll through them at your leisure on the 1.2 kilometre walking trail.

    Camping Spots

    Osprey Bay

    Located on the door step of the Ningaloo Reef, Osprey Bay is the perfect place to set up camp. Book your unpowered camping site online with the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The camp sites are situated above a rock-shelf shoreline with access to small sandy enclaves for swimming. The campsites may be basic but the views of the turquoise waters surrounding you certainly are not. If you're seeking an eco-lux camping experience, book to stay at Sal Salis - named the 4th best accommodation on Earth!

    Sandy Cape

    Campers are offered fantastic beachfront campsites amongst the native vegetation of Sandy Cape Recreational Park. Located approximately 15km north of Jurien Bay, swimming, snorkelling and beach fishing are right on your doorstep making this a very popular off the beaten track camp spot. Camping areas cannot be booked in advance so it’s a first come first serve basis.

    Ellendale Pool

    Ellendale Pool is a hidden gem on the Greenough River. Surrounded by bush and a large cliff face it’s a lovely spot to pull up the campervan or pitch the tent for a night or two. If you fancy a kayak along the river or just taking in the scenery on your favourite camping chair this spot will suit you nicely.

    Station Stays

    Bullara Station Stay

    One can discover the beauty and rawness of the Australian outback one day and be dipping their toes into the soothing waters of Ningaloo Reef the next when staying at Bullara Station. Located between Coral Bay and Exmouth the station offers a range of accommodations from self-contained cottages to campsites. Your station stay hosts will ensure you are well looked after and can arrange hearty home cooked meals for dinner and freshly baked scones to enjoy during the day.

    Wooramel River Retreat

    Wooramel River Station is a unique station stay nestled on the banks of the Wooramel River. Located approximately 120 kms south of Carnarvon this is the place to stay to enjoy space, abundant bird and wildlife, private camp fires and friendly outback hospitality. An exclusive attraction at the station are the naturally heated artesian bore baths to be enjoyed by visitors. After a day exploring you can sink yourself in a therapeutic bath and enjoy the station stay hospitality.

    Quobba Station

    Quobba Station is located on the southern tip of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Situated on the coast it runs as a working pastoral station as well as having accommodation options available for visitors. Once you have set up camp or checked into your room there are an array of activities available to enjoy including fishing, snorkelling, surfing and wildlife watching.

    4WD Trails

    Dirk Hartog Island

    Dirk Hartog is a popular destination for 4WD enthusiasts. You can transport your own vehicle onto the island via a barge which operates daily. The island teams with wildlife and raw beauty, an off road 4WD adventure is just the way to experience it.

    Lucky Bay Kalbarri

    If an off-road adventure leading to the beach sounds like something you’d love to experience then Lucky Bay near Kalbarri should be on your list. Navigating the dune systems is a quest in itself to then discover a long stretch of beach and calm waters for swimming and fishing. Camping on the beach is permitted at a small fee.

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