Camp at Charles Darwin (WA)

Last updated: Thursday 12 May, 2016

Available April to October*

[* Due to urgent infrastructure maintenance and repairs the campground is now closed and will reopen in April 2017.]

Charles Darwin Reserve is known for its wildflowers. Photo Leigh Whisson.
Charles Darwin Reserve is known for its wildflowers. Photo Leigh Whisson.
Explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna on Charles Darwin Reserve, which falls within Australia's only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. There's no shortage of animals roaming these ancient woodlands and wildflower-strewn plains.

The Reserve is located 355km north-east of Perth in Western Australia's mid-west. The nearest town is Perenjori about 60km to the west.

A Western Stone Gecko. Photo Catherine Hunt.
A Western Stone Gecko. Photo Catherine Hunt.
You'll set up camp at Samphire Campground, surrounded by a grove of paperbarks. On your walks or drives around the reserve, you might spot Malleefowl, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, Peregrine Falcons or Australian Bustards. Or perhaps lizards sunning themselves on the picturesque rocky outcrops that dot the property. And at sunset, you'll be able to take in the unforgettable view across the plains to Mt Gibson. 

Woodlands on Charles Darwin Reserve. Photo Bron Willis.
Woodlands on Charles Darwin Reserve. Photo Bron Willis.
Details

Download our Portable Document FileCharles Darwin Camping Guide (1mb) for details of the facilities, vehicle requirements and preparation you'll need to be self-sufficient. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

There are a number of self-guided driving tours around the property and we recommend a minimum stay of 2 days.

There's no camping fee but donations are greatly appreciated and help us continue to protect reserves such as Charles Darwin.

Bookings

Due to urgent infrastructure maintenance and repairs the campground is now closed and will reopen in April 2017.

WILDgift cards
Leave a legacy