Francois Peron National Park is an ideal destination for bush camping, four-wheel driving, bush walking and beach fishing, along with swimming and boating within the Shark Bay Marine Park.

The Big Lagoon Campground has well-spaced campsites and sheltered decking, toilets and barbecue facilities near the shoreline.

You are welcome to fish in the lagoon south of the camping area but fishing and crabbing are prohibited in Big Lagoon's northern waters (an important fish nursery area). These are protected within a sanctuary zone in the Shark Bay Marine Park.

Drop nets for crabs are allowed but set netting and spearfishing are not permitted. To protect dolphins and dugongs, waterskiing and freestyle jet skiing are not permitted.

A high-clearance, four-wheel drive is essential to travel beyond the Peron Heritage Precinct. The tracks of deep soft sand offer challenging conditions for drivers. Low-clearance vehicles, caravans and large trailers cannot be used on these sandy, single-lane tracks - only single-axle camper trailers and dinghies are suitable.

Know before you go and check for alerts, emergency incidents and road/park closures and


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  • Swimming
  • Walks
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