Located among limestone cliffs and overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of the Coral Coast, Cliff Head is a free nature-based campsite located 313 kms north of Perth and 38 kms south of Dongara, on the Indian Ocean Drive.
Cliff Head has three camping sections – Cliff Head North, Cliff Head South, and Cliff Head Central. Cliff Head Central is the largest of the three sites and includes eco-toilets, an undercover area with sink, benches and tables and a communal fireplace. Cliff Head South is the smallest of the three sites and is nestled inside a sheltered cove with eco-toilets but no other facilities. To stay here you need to be fairly self-sufficient as there is no running water or power on site. Campers can stay for three nights within a 28-day period at no charge. The Shire of Irwin has several facilities for caravan and camping visitors, which are free of charge.
Access to Cliff Head is via a gravel road from the Indian Ocean Drive. The campground and sites can be accessed by two wheel drives and are suitable for large caravans.
Thanks to a recent refurbishment as part of the Midwest Coastal Nodes project, visitors can now enjoy a series of improved camp sites, new facilities, a re-vegetation program of native species, and the rehabilitation of existing access tracks and entry points off the main road.
In and around Cliff Head, find time to explore the limestone cliffs, enjoy fishing, have some sandboard fun, and hit the beach for a swim, or head to Stockyard Gully National Park for a spot of caving. There is plenty on offer!
On your way to Cliff Head, the Indian Ocean Drive from Perth to Geraldton offers a scenic journey to the coastal towns of Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Green Head, Leeman, Dongara and Port Denison. This journey is the first leg of an epic road trip known as the Coral Coast Highway from Perth to Exmouth. As one of Australia’s great scenic drives, the Coral Coast Highway provides travellers with the opportunity to discover a combination of some of Australia’s most amazing attractions and experiences, many found nowhere else on earth.