Top 7 great campsites in Australia's Dampier Peninsula

Articles May 18, 2020 07:37

Enjoy the pristine seaside camping, fishing with indigenous people and discover the rich Ardi culture on Australia's remote Dampier peninsula.

The Dampier Peninsula in Australia has become a tourist attraction in recent years. The place has turquoise lagoons surrounded by countless crimson cliffs, which are a like masterpiece of nature. The Western Australian Aboriginal communities, who live in the valleys here, are ready to welcome visitors to explore this spectacular land and share their traditional culture.

If you take the time to explore thispeninsula, don't forget to enjoy pristine seaside camping, fishing with indigenous people and learning about the rich Ardi culture. Here are the top 7 camping sites along the Kimberley coast.

7 best campsites in Dampier Peninsula, Australia

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque is probably the most famous spot on the Dampier peninsula. Kooljaman is a wild camp located 220km north of Broome. The area is 100% indigenous and is owned by the Aboriginal and Djarindjin and Ardyaloon communities. It is famous for its rugged red cliffs in contrast to the green beach and white sand stretches.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

A rustic seaside camping at Kooljaman is an experience not to be missed for anyone who wants to explore this land. There is a private camping area with safari tents and cafes, restaurants and tourist services. Electricity is supplied from solar energy and water from local wells.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Kooljaman is open year-round, however, visitors should avoid vacations to avoid crowds and also pay attention to the weather because when it rains when the red dirt road here is flooded and bogged down.

Lombadina

Just south of Kooljaman on Thomas Bay is the coastal community of Lombadina, which welcomes visitors with tours, accommodation, a bakery and a beautiful church. At the arts and crafts center, visitors can view and buy unique souvenirs from the locals, such as traditionally carved pearl shells.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

There is a wide range of tours to participate in Lombadina including kayaking and fishing. You can camp here but there will be no electricity and water, or choose to live in apartments or cabins for rent by locals.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Cygnet Bay

The Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is located in Cygnet Bay just 15km north of Lombadina in the east of the pristine Dampier peninsula, owned and operated by the Brown family for over 70 years.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Cygnet Bay is Australia's oldest pearl farm, recently opened for tourists to visit and provide camping services in safari tents, boat tours. There is also a restaurant and pool with sweeping views of the bay. Of course, they also have a pearl gallery and tours that provide insight into the pearl culture industry in this sea.

Whalesong, Pender Bay

This is one of the most popular campsites when traveling Australia. This windy campsite overlooks the beautiful Pender Bay. As the name implies, Whalesong means "whale", the people here help the whales migrate as they move on the Kimberley coast in August each year. This activity is listed as a World Heritage Site during the migration of the world's largest humpback whale.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Near Whalesong is the Goojarr Goonyool whale research station, which welcomes visitors to camp. Mayoorr Campground provides basic facilities with a rectangular toilet on the top and lovely showers nestled in the bush. Looking down at the beach from the campsite at low tide, you can see stone traps determined by archaeologists that were built 7,000 years ago.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Pender Bay Escape

Pender Bay Escape is a camping site that attracts a lot of tourists by its open-air baths with beautiful views of Pender Bay and beautiful natural cliff pool. There are also spacious, discreet campsites, perfect for sunrise and stunning views.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Bathtubs are located on one of the campsites at Pender Bay Escape. Natural cliff pools are also in the campsite. Guests can unleash to enjoy while staying here.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Nature's Hideaway, Middle Lagoon

The Howard family has been welcoming visitors to their nature's Hideaway at Middle Lagoon since 1996. It is famous for its beautiful pristine beaches and great fishing. Visitors return every year, many of whom bring boats to and stay for long periods.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Nature's Hideaway has a store with bait, ice, drinks and ice cream. They serve outdoor cabins or campsites, washing machine facilities, showers and toilets with hot water depending on solar energy.

James Price Point (Waldamany)

The first thing you'll notice at James Price Point are the red cliffs that symbolize the Dampier peninsula, highlighted on pristine white sand and clear turquoise sea. In addition, it is also home to many reptiles, birds, sea turtles and mammals. The area is also home to many indigenous cultural heritages.

Top 7 great campsites in Australias Dampier Peninsula

Waldamany is a popular free camping spot within 3 days. Guests will have to pay for personal services and bring all garbage away when they leave the place.

Watch next: Camping 101 for Beginners - Useful Knowledge

Related Topics