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Nathan Bailey
 
12 February 2019 | Nathan Bailey

Top camping sites in the Margaret River

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The Margaret River wine region is spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options, however one of the best ways to enjoy this naturally amazing location is to set up camp and get back to nature! There are many well-appointed camping grounds with cabins and glamping options, powered sites for your caravan or back-to-basics places to pitch your tent. The locations are diverse too. You can camp by the beach, by the river or be surrounded by bushland, all unique to this spectacular region.

We love the great outdoors and here we’ve nominated our top recommendations for camping in our local area. And don’t forget if you’re towing your caravan, the car park at our Brown Hill cellar door is large enough for you turn it around – so visit us and experience our rustic cellar door.

Big Valley Campsite

Hidden in a secluded valley surrounded by bushland, Big Valley Campsite is not only a place to pitch your tent, it is also a working sheep farm. You will get to see the daily activities of sheep farming and you may even be able to cuddle a lamb, depending on the season. This is a back to basics camping ground suitable for tents and caravans and it is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. And you won’t miss out on wine tasting here, winery tours pick up and drop off from Big Valley Campsite. Your furry friend is also very welcome to stay.

Hamelin Bay Holiday Park

Just a few metres back from the clear-blue waters of Hamelin Bay, famous for its friendly stingrays, is Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. You can choose from one of 95 powered sites and 25 unpowered sites, some very close to the stunning beach, others in bushland shaded by peppermint trees. Or you can enjoy an Ocean View Cabin with a few more creature comforts, including a barbecue on the verandah. The camping ground is close to the Cape to Cape Track with its breath-taking coastal views.

Warner Glen Campground

This spot really is back to the basics camping, but the location more than makes up for what it lacks in modern comforts. Warner Glen Campground has 14 sites suitable for tents, campervans, camper trailers and caravans on the banks of the picturesque Chapman Brook. It’s a great spot to swim, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddle board as well as access the Blackwood River. There are gas barbecues for you to use, but you’ll need to bring drinking water. You’ll really get back to nature here!

Fair Harvest

Environmentally friendly Fair Harvest, a permaculture farm that grows organic fruit and vegetables, also offers secluded camping sites. Tents, small caravans and camper trailers are permitted, but no large motorhomes or caravans. Peace and quiet are the orders of the day here and numbers are limited to 30 people so everyone can enjoy the serenity. For something different, book the tipi, which comes complete with a real queen bed, and there is also a small rustic house that you can rent out if you don’t want to camp. Check out the Organic Farm Café, which sells delicious home-cooked meals, and make sure you go to one of the yoga classes or mindfulness workshops held onsite.

Contos Campground

Located in pristine National Park nestled among shady peppermint trees, Conto Campground has 116 camp sites just a short walk away from the Conto Springs Beach. For the bargain price of $11 per adult per night and $3 per child per night you can pitch your tent or park your caravan and while away the days fishing, surfing, swimming and relaxing at the scenic beach.

Wild Goose Camping

If you don’t have any camping gear but would like to experience it, why not try glamping with Wild Goose Camping? You can have one of their stylish large round canvas tents erected at a site of your choosing complete with stretcher beds, mattresses, bed linen, blankets, towels, scatter cushions, rugs, lighting and bedside tables. They also provide comfortable outdoor furniture so you can sit back and enjoy a glass or two of Brown Hill wines. 

Molloy Caravan Park

On banks of the Blackwood River, the Molloy Caravan Park is the place to set up camp if you love water sports. There is a private boat ramp so you can get out on the river and fish, water ski or simply cruise along admiring the birdlife. There are camping and caravan sites with modern onsite facilities surrounded by tranquil bushland. Settle in and relax.

Two Blind Cows

Two Blind Cows at Woolrabunning Farm takes glamping to the next level. There are three large canvas tents to choose from, placed at different vantage points around the property to ensure privacy as well as peace and quiet. Each tent has a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, ensuite and balcony as well as quality linen, bath robes, handmade soaps and lotions, and local plunger coffee – it’s like a hotel room! You can settle in and watch DVDs or sit under the stars and enjoy a delicious glass of Brown Hill wine, our cellar is located just down the road.

Olive Hill Farm

Pull into Olive Hill Farm and camp in an olive grove. Is this Italy or Margaret River? There are 17 sites, shaded by the olive trees, for you to park your caravan or camper van. It is a great place for young families as there is lots of space for the kids to run around as well as pigs, chooks and horses to visit on the farm. During your stay you can order supplies from Margaret River Smokery & Deli, which will be delivered to your camping site so you can cook up bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Camp sites in the Margaret River are in a diverse range of landscapes all offering a different take on this magnificent region, but none are too far from our Brown Hill cellar door. Another bonus, camp sites and caravan parks are easier on the wallet than hotels, leaving more in the budget to fill your car boot with our exceptional, award winning Brown Hill wines!

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