If you’re headed into Australia, there are a few things that you’ll want to know. Especially if you’re camping in an RV, you want to be able to get the best site possible and have something that takes your breath away. Where do you find the perfect spot for your needs though?
I’m here to share with you some places in Perth, Australia that you can head to in your RV and make great memories. These sites will help you experience the coast, explore the culture and cities, and have a great time out in nature to bond with those you bring on trips with you!
Here are 11 spots in Perth that will help you have a great RV experience. These choices give you a few options. I’ll state the location as well as the amenities offered and so forth. You’re sure to find at least one place that will be perfect for your trip. Let’s get started!
1. Timbertop Caravan Park
- Located in Mandurah
- 10 minutes from the beach or town
- Family Friendly
- Spa/Swimming Pool
- Price: $120/night
If you’re interested in being close to the ocean, this would be a great place to go. Although this is an older campsite, there are still amenities provided, plus you’re close to the town and can head to the beach in just a few minutes.
When you’re looking for something to do, don’t worry, they have some great dining options about a half mile away. You can head to Quarterdeck Dining, where you are actually eating on a ship! Quarterdeck is famous for their Chicken Ballantyne and unique dining expereince!
This is definitely something that you’ll be able to look back on several years later. But, if that’s not something you’re interested in, there’s Catch 22, another fine restaurant. They are best known for their battered fish tacos with slaw, jalapeno salsa, and mango dressing.
There are a lot of fun and delicious dining options by this site. You’ll also be close to the coast and be able to enjoy the activities involved with that.
2. Sues Bridge
- Located in Blackwood River National Park
- Swimming, canoeing, kayaking
- Near the Blackwood River
- First come first serve basis for bookings
- Pricing starts at $11/night
This site is about 3 hours away from Perth, but you’re situated right by the river and can take some time to just relax. Nothing is better than falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the river right outside your campsite.
There are about 25 sites that are for regular size camper trailers or caravans. The other 16 can be used for tents or regular sized camper vans. There are also some toilets and barbecue shelters that are designed for those with wheelchairs.
If you want to have a campfire, you can only have them within the fire rings, and there’s a set time of year that you’re permitted to use them.
3. Lane Poole Reserve
- Located 62 miles outside Perth
- Murray River runs through the park
- Canoe, white-water rafting, kayaking
- Most roads are gravel
- Fishing, swimming
- Bushwalking (hiking), Mountain Biking, Horse riding
- Pricing starts at $8/night
This reserve is about an hour and a half outside of Perth. There are over 500 different types of flowers and plants around this preserve. That’s something that you can definitely look forward to trying to look for when you’re wandering around the reserve. The natural beauty of the plant life is what makes this spot truly special.
In the summer, there’s not really too much to worry about with the water. Summertime is perfect for calm, peaceful canoe trips. In winter
If you’re new to water sports, you might want to avoid winter water sports. However, if you’re looking for a more risky adventure, then winter might be the perfect time for you to test your skills! Take a chance on the rough water and have fun.
Provided at the park are restrooms, barbecue pits, as well as some picnic tables that you can use. There’s definitely something for everyone at this beautiful reserve. Don’t be afraid to come and give it a try.
4. Lake Leschenaultia
- 23 sites, 1-12 are suitable for camper trailers
- On-site caretaker
- Fires in fire pits only
- Firewood is sold on site
- Pricing starts at $39/night
The lake itself is a little cold, but it’s definitely something that you could enjoy taking a dip in on a hot day. There’s many things that you can do around here besides just relaxing by the lake, so go out and explore.
If you’re looking for some things to do instead of just hanging out by the lake, you can visit a
If you want to head out and see the animals even more up close, you can head to Zia Park Equestrian Centre and go and ride some horses! Or, head over to Red Earth Safaris.
If you’re thinking about doing the Safari, be aware that this is definitely something that you have to take a couple of days to do. It includes a tour of some stretches of the West Coast of Australia.
5. Jurien Bay
- Located in Jurien Bay
- 140 miles from Perth
- Boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and other water based activities
- Adventure tours
- Pricing starts at $94/night
This is definitely one of the places where you can find a gorgeous place to sit and look out on the water and watch as the sun sets. Those who have been to this location have reported the water appearing in beautiful shades of turquoise and cobalt.
This park is so very close to the beach that you can just walk out from your site and hit the sand. In the RV section, they offer access to a kitchen as well as laundry. Pets are welcome as well!
6. Sandy Cape
- 2 1/2 hours from Perth
- Boating, Fishing, 4WD tracks
- 2WD accessible
- First come first serve basis (No pre-booking)
- No drinking water or electricity on site
- Public toilets are available
- Pricing starts at $20/night
This is another gorgeous site that you can take your RV to and just enjoy the view. Although you will have to head to a different place in order to get some water and electricity.
Something that’s pretty cool about this area is that there are some World War II preserved remains. These include radar installation shelters, original foundations, and an underground tank. You can also head out to a nearby memorial that is dedicated to a man that was taken by a shark.
7. Pinjarra Caravan Park
- Located in Pinjarra
- Less than an hour from Perth
- Golf course
- Access to animals
- Pricing starts at $30/night
I really like this site because they are really aware of the fact that not every family has the ability to pay the same as others. The prices are flexible and will be able to accommodate a variety of different budgets. This spot is great for the needs of all travelers, no matter their financial situation!
Here you can explore and try to spot some of the local wildlife. Some of the things that you can see kangaroos and bandicoots that are hanging out in the shady parts of the park. How cool is that?
There is also a place to do your laundry, as well as kitchen and a games room! There’s places for the kids to play as well. With being so close to Perth, you can head out and go explore the city when you’re wanting to get away from the camp, which seems like a pretty good idea to me!
8. Kelmscott Caravan Park
- Located in Kelmscott
- 15 miles away from Perth
- Close to transport
- Prices starting at $35/night
This park is also very mindful of the fact that not everyone is going to have buckets of money and they are willing to work with everyone. They try to have the best deals that are in Kelmscott, and they work to defend their reputation as a considerate and accommodating campground.
They are very happy with the idea of people bringing their caravans and being able to hang out and spend time in the sites that they have provided. Since most of these sites are close to Perth, you can definitely head into the city and see what else is fun to do.
One of the attractions in this area is a popular winery called Sandalford Winery. If you’re more interested in outdoor activities, then you can always head over to the nearby Caversham Wildlife Park!
9. Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park
- Located in Mandurah
- Swimming pool
- Kids playground
- Lots of local attractions
- Prices start at $8/night
This a beautiful site where you can even go out to the waterways and catch your own crab, and then cook it right in the camp! That is definitely something that I want to do.
They have a lot of different things that you can do around the area, here are just a few:
- Amaze Miniature Park
- Mandurah Foreshore
- Decadent C’s Chocolate Factory
- Indoor Rock Climbing
- Boardwalk Farmers Market
- Peel Zoo
- Adventure World
As you can see there are many things that you can do, and this list doesn’t even cover half of the things that you could do. So, sit back and relax a little bit in the park and then head out and see what you can find. You can even take a little jump from a plane with West Oz Skydiving! Go and make your vacation an adventure.
10. Moore River
- Located in Guilderton Caravan Park
- 62 miles from Perth
- Sits at the mouth of the Moore River
- Swimming, fishing, surfing
- Cruises, canoeing, fishing
- Skate park, mini golf, playground
- Prices start at $35/night
Once again, this is a beautiful location. A
But if you’re someone who’s not really interested in just exploring around the river, there are other things that you can do. You can head over to Cafe Amoore for some good food, or head over to Get On Board and get yourself a stand-up paddleboard and go out on the river.
There’s also a bowling club as well as golf courses and country club. If you want to see what else is around, you can head out on one of the Moore River Cruises that will take you along the river and let you see more than you might’ve. There’s so many options, but being close to the water is the best feeling.
11. Waroona Dam
- Located in Waroona
- About an hour and a half from Perth
- Water skiing and freshwater fishing
- Dump point
- Pricing starts at $30/night
This is a place that was built on the Drakes Brook and completed in 1966, so really what you’re swimming in is a beautiful reservoir that has been set up for you! The reservoir is used a lot for water activities. There’s also a forest close by that has a lot of pretty wildflowers in the right season.
Besides the wildflowers, you can head out and see what birds you can find. There are also a lot of Western Grey Kangaroos that are traveling around in the park. So, be sure to keep your eyes open for them. If you’re more interested in hiking, there are a few trails that you can take, including some that have recently been reopened.
You can also go horse riding, as well as white water rafting! Those are some pretty fun things to do. They also have fishing, fly fishing, and marroning–which is basically catching some crayfish. So that’s something to look forward to as well. I think that of all the sites this would have to be one of my favorite.
With all the accommodations and luxuries that are offered, it’s a lovely place to go, and a great place to see nature and check out the beauty of Australia.
Thank you for reading through some of the options that you can choose from in Australia! More specifically in the Perth area. There are many things that you can see in Perth. These are suggestions, so don’t be afraid to look for something that could be a little more of what you’re looking for.
There are many options, and you may even want to combine one site with another, and then you’d have your dream site. Whatever the case, don’t worry about if it’s on the list or not.
This is going to be the adventure of a lifetime, one that you can make memories that will last for the rest of your life. Explore and do some things you never thought you would. There’s a lot that you can learn about yourself by letting go and taking in the world.
So, here’s your chance. Head out and go for that adventure. Go see those kangaroos, swim with the rays, travel along the river, get that tan you’ve always wanted. You can enjoy life wherever you are, but traveling just happens to be one of the best ways to make memories.