Booking a camp site for Kimberley trip

I don't seem to be able to find a phone number for the visitor centre or information as to how you go about booking a camp site.
As we are planning on visiting at the end of May and I would hate to go in and find the camp site (with generators) full.

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Oct 24, 2009
Booking campsites only possible in Kimberley towns
by: Birgit

Hi Sandy,

What are you visiting? Where do you want to go in? Which campground are you referring to?

Contact information for Visitor Centres across the Kimberley is here.
They can help you find something suitable in the towns if you have nothing in mind yet.

Contact details for all campgrounds and caravan parks, including national parks and the Gibb River Road, are in Destination Kimberley.

You can generally book ahead in the towns (though some caravan parks don't take reservations in peak season, too often people just don't show up). You can - and should - book for the popular wilderness resorts (like Kooljaman or Mornington).

However, to date there is no booking system for any of the national parks.

There are also no defined "sites" in those national park campgrounds. This is a wilderness area and the bush campgrounds are mostly open areas that everybody squeezes into. (And a tight squeeze it is come the main season...)

If you want a good spot, you need to get there early.
(Though as I indicated above, that applies mostly to the main season, from mid June onwards. End of May should be fine, except for Broome.)

Oct 24, 2009
Booking Bungles camp ground
by: Sandy Furtado

Hi Birgit,

Sorry I wasnt very clear. I was enquiring about the camp grounds in Purnululu National Park. We have an off road camper with generator. I just want to know if you can book a place in advance at either camp ground.
Thank you.

Oct 24, 2009
Bungles campground
by: Birgit

Hi Sandy,
As I wrote above, there is no booking system for national parks. You just rock up.
If you want to get a good spot, be there early. In May you should not have any problems. It only gets really busy from mid June onwards.

Oct 24, 2009
Campgrounds at Purnululu
by: Lance

Hi Sandy, we stayed at the Kurrajong campground which is the top campground, it was a great area, if you get in early, ie before lunch there are lots of campsites that are seperate from the main campground, and they also have plenty of fire places which wood is supplied for cooking only. Must also go to the Kungkalanayi lookout.

Stay for at least 2 nights, 3 would be better. It was one of the best places in the Kimberley.

Hope you have a great time


Mar 24, 2010
Camping generally
by: Jim

Hi Birgit, I've just downloaded Destination Kimberley and looking forward to reading it. We are looking at doing the Gibb River Road for 2 weeks and wanted to know if we are restricted to actual campsites ? That is, can we simply pull up anywhere and camp out?
thanks in advance

Mar 24, 2010
Camping on the Gibb
by: Birgit

Hi Jim, that's covered in Destination Kimberley so you will find some more detail when reading it. I also answer it on the Gibb - Need to Know page here:
Gibb River Road - Camping.
Camping is in designated areas only.

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