Known as Australia's sunniest capital city, with mild winter seasons, Perth and its surrounds offer ideal conditions for camping and caravanning every day of the year.

Whether you prefer beachside relaxation, inland adventures, or a combination of both, we've compiled a list of excellent spots throughout the Perth region for you to set up camp or park the van, along with a variety of fun activities to enjoy during your stay!

Peel & Rockingham

Dwellingup

Heading down south (or “douth”) is a classic weekender trip when it comes to camping, which is why Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup is the perfect spot to check out. There’s 8 campgrounds to choose from (for both small and large groups), some of which also have sites designed for campervans, caravans and camper trailers too. Campfires are permitted (in season) so at night you can gather round the fire and toast some marshmallows, and during the day you can focus on adventure, with plenty of walk, bike, 4WD and even horse trails to explore. For more information on these trails, stop by the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, where you can grab a trail map and stock up on trail supplies - there’s even shower facilities and free WiFi if you’re passing through and need to rest and recharge.

With the Murray River at your fingertips, there’s plenty of water fun to be had, from swimming, canoeing, kayaking and even fishing! Dwellingup Adventures offer a wide selection of equipment for hire including canoes, rafts, stand up paddle boards, mountain bikes and even camping equipment if you need something. There’s also plenty of self guided tours to choose from regardless of your experience level, so plan your very own adventure today!

Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre | Shire of Murray

Image (Above): Dwellingup Trails & Visitor Centre

Mandurah

Mandurah has long been a popular location for those wanting to take a short road trip down south and get away for a few days.

Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park offers a range of caravan and camping sites, so no matter what your choice of accommodation is, they'll have the perfect spot for you. Facilities include a large under-cover camp kitchen, a BBQ, 2 fully equipped laundry facilities, a heated swimming pool, coffee and vending machine and more, not to mention a playground, jumping pillow, pool and pedal carts for the kids to enjoy.

Another great option is Miami Holiday Park, which also offers large, shade-covered sites for campers and caravaners alike. Miami Holiday Park is situated right alongside the Harvey Estuary, meaning you’ll have direct access to 136 square km of sheltered waterways that are perfect for paddle-boarding, kayaking, crabbing and fishing, or you can even set yourself up on the estuary foreshore for an afternoon or sunset picnic. 

A little further south, Twin Waters Caravan Park is nestled between Melros Beach and the serene estuary, offering a variety of water activities nearby and convenient access to the Dawesville boat ramp. Choose from deluxe holiday chalets, cabins or powered sites and relax, with a swimming pool and playground onsite to keep the kids entertained.

Of course, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Mandurah to keep you busy while you’re there. If getting out on the water is your thing, then hire a boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Mandurah Boat Hire and relax while exploring the Mandurah Canals, taking in the scenery. Or if you’re after something a little faster, then hire a jet-ski from Stag Watersports Jet Ski Hire and have fun zipping around the Harvey Estuary in their freestyle circuit or book one of their Dolphin or Adrenaline tours. 

For something different, why not expand your horizons with the local business, Goolamwiin, and immerse yourself in traditional Nyungar culture with a range of tours to experience, featuring Aboriginal bush tucker tasting, dreamtime storytelling, dancing and more!

Mandurah Estuary

Image (Above): Harvey Estuary, Mandurah

Rockingham

Rockingham is renowned as an aquatic adventure playground and staying at Cee & See Caravan Park ensures a fantastic weekend getaway filled with fun and relaxation. Nestled along the stunning coastline, the park offers breath-taking ocean views and direct beach access, perfect for morning strolls or sunset picnics. The nearby Shoalwater Islands Marine Park invites you to explore its crystal-clear waters, ideal for snorkelling, kayaking, and spotting playful dolphins and rare sea lions, while adventure seekers can also enjoy windsurfing, kitesurfing, or the thrill of skydiving over the ocean with Skydive Rockingham!

Cee & See Caravan Park boasts powered van sites, 7 self-contained chalets, and beautifully presented amenities, all located just a short distance from the vibrant foreshore, home to local bars, cafes, restaurants, and retail outlets.

Cee & See Caravan Park

Image (Above): Cee & See Caravan Park

Perth Hills

Lake Leschenaultia

Over in the village of Chidlow, set within the Shire of Mundaring, you’ll find Lake Leschenaultia - a beautiful recreational lake with white sandy beaches and calm waters. With free BBQ facilities, shaded lawns, and plenty of swimming and kayaking opportunities, it’s the perfect place for a classic family camping trip. There’s even a 3km walking trail around the lake, as well as a 12km mountain bike network too, so don’t forget to pack your sneakers and bike!  

The Perth Hills are home to some of WA’s oldest established towns and therefore have so much history to explore! Don’t miss your chance to get out and explore one (or all four) of the available Perth Hills Heritage Trails. Whether you prefer walking or cycling, there’s a trail for you.

Now just because you’re camping or caravanning, doesn’t mean you can’t expect good food! Head to the Parkerville Tavern - a double-storey federation style pub - for a tasty lunch or dinner, or even just to stop by for a cold drink in their beer garden. They also have an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, so don’t miss the chance to order one of their delicious pizzas while you’re there.

Another great place to check out in the Perth Hills is Core Cider, where you can kick back and relax in their Cider Garden (with a cold drink and some food) while looking out over the gorgeous orchard and surrounding areas. There’s also cider tastings on offer in their Harvest Room, and music and entertainment to set the vibe during their weekly Sunday Sessions.

Lake Leschenaultia | Mundaring

Image (Above): Lake Leschenaultia 

Swan Valley

There’s so much to do and see in the Swan Valley that it’s no wonder it’s such a popular getaway destination, and being only 25 minutes away from the city makes it an easy choice for your next camping or caravanning adventure.

BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park, Banksia Tourist Park and Acclaim Swan Valley Tourist Park each boast a range of camping and/or caravanning sites, as well as a range of other accommodation options and on-site facilities to suit your needs. Book your spot ahead of time, so on the way there the only thing you’ll need to be focused on is the stunning, scenic views of the Swan Valley! 

Once you’re set up, it’s time to get out and explore. The whole family is bound to love a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park, home to one of the largest collections of native fauna in WA, so head down and have your photo taken with koalas, wombats and kangaroos, take a camel ride, feed the farm animals or even watch a sheep shearing demonstration! Bring something to eat (for yourself, not the animals) and enjoy the available picnic areas and BBQs, or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant at Whiteman Park (only a short walk away). 

Another great spot for the kids is Supa Golf and Supa Putt, where the oversized golf ball and golf club heads make it harder to miss the ball when you’re ready to take a swing (and hopefully hit a hole in one!). The course is set out across a 1 acre property, so you’ll still get to enjoy walking on the green as you go.

When you’re ready for something to eat, head over to Valley Social, where you can treat yourself to modern Australian cuisine with an American BBQ flavour. Speaking of food and drinks, there are just way too many great options across the Swan Valley to choose from during a getaway - which is why they’ve created 9 Swan Valley Trails! Whether you’re into fine wines, beers, ciders or spirits, tasty sweets or fresh produce, or even art, there’s a Swan Valley Trail that’s perfect for you and your family. 

BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park | Swan Valley

Image (Above): Big4 Midland Tourist Park

Perth Beaches

Lancelin

If you’re looking to head north with the caravan or camping gear, then Lancelin is the spot for you. Located at the northern point of the Perth Beaches region (and situated right next to the beach itself) Lancelin is a popular destination if you’re keen on the beach or water activities (or even if you just want to check out a new area of course!).

Lancelin is no stranger to tourists (or visiting WA residents), so if you’re looking for a spot to set up camp or park the van, Experience Lancelin Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation or site options to suit your budget and needs.

A place full of adventure, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Lancelin’s mighty sand dunes. Perth Quad offers tours through the dunes on automatic quad bikes and buggies: there’s a range of trails for all ages and skill levels, and you don’t need a driver’s licence to partake - just have fun! You can also reserve a sandboard and have a go at sandboarding down the dunes too! Take a detour on the way home and explore the Shire of Gingin, in particular the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory, where there are a range of exhibits and activities to experience throughout the day. Of course it’s at night that things get interesting, with the observatory offering amazing stargazing and astronomy activities for you to take part in. Book your spot now!  

Experience Lancelin Holiday Park | Perth Beaches

Image (Above): Experience Lancelin Holiday Park

Sunset Coast

Staying at Acclaim Kingsway Tourist Park provides an ideal base for exploring the stunning attractions of the Sunset Coast, where you are bound to fall even more in love with the glorious coastline of metropolitan Perth, from Scarborough to Two Rocks.

The park offers comfortable accommodations to suit all budgets including backpackers, and pet-friendly powered and ensuite caravan sites, and from here you can visit Hillarys Boat Harbour, a lively spot with waterfront dining, shopping, and the Aquarium of Western Australia, where you can marvel at marine life. For nature lovers, Yellagonga Regional Park offers beautiful walking trails and birdwatching opportunities, and golf enthusiasts can tee off at nearby courses with spectacular ocean views. 

Picnic at Hillarys Boat Harbour

Image (Above): Hillarys Boat Harbour

Avon Valley

Beverley

If you’re keen to explore Perth’s north east areas, then why not take your caravanning trip to the Shire of Beverley in the Avon Valley? The Beverley Caravan Park has 19 powered sites, a campers kitchen facility, modern ablution block and an RV dump site, so you’ll have everything you need for your stay as soon as you park at your site.

The nearby Moort Wabiny Park is perfect if you’re travelling with the kids, with a basketball court, skate park, pump track and even a nature play zone! It’s on the main street in town, which means it’s right next to all amenities and shops that you might want to explore while you’re there.

But the real beauty of Beverley is the amazing range of trails available, allowing you to explore the varied landscapes and diverse flora on offer throughout this area - not to mention the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside!  

Beverley Caravan Park

Image (Above): Beverley Caravan Park

Fremantle & Cockburn

Staying at Discovery Parks Woodman Point offers a perfect weekend retreat just a short drive away from the historic city of Fremantle, known for its vibrant markets, fascinating maritime museum, and charming streets lined with cafes and boutiques. The nearby Woodman Point Regional Park offers stunning coastal walks, fishing spots, and picnic areas, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and for beach lovers, Coogee Beach's clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, featuring the underwater wonder, the Omeo Wreck.

The park offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets - fully equipped cabins, powered and un-powered tent sites, grassed caravan and motor home sites, and facilities include a Mediterranean style outdoor swimming pool with grassed surround, new games room with kitchen facilities, television, pool table and table tennis.

Discovery Parks Woodman Point

Image (Above): Discovery Parks Woodman Point

Perth and beyond! 

Or, just minutes from the city centre, stay at Perth Central Caravan Park, the closest caravan park to the city centre, featuring comfortable cabins, powered sites, and spacious camping areas, along with excellent facilities like a swimming pool, barbecue areas, and a fully equipped camp kitchen. 

For those avid adventurers that are keen to explore more of WA's rugged landscapes perhaps beyond the Perth region, 4xploring Rentals offer fully equipped 4WD campers perfect for unlocking adventure off-road! Each vehicle comes with rooftop tents, fridges, cooking gear, and recovery equipment, ensuring a comfortable and safe adventure. Whether for a weekend getaway or a long road trip, 4xploring Rentals provides the freedom to explore at your own pace with flexible pick-up and drop-off options, 24/7 roadside assistance, and tailored travel itineraries. 

4xploring Rentals vehicle parked in forrest in Western Australia

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your next camping or caravanning adventure. So start planning today with Destination Perth!