Mesa Campground - Cape Range National Park

National Park - Western Australia


A beachside campground with some shade able to accommodate large motor homes and 5th-wheeler-campers.

Mesa campground sits near an expansive sandy beach with a small backwater adjacent to Ningaloo Marine Park. King tides can push over the beach into the back water.

The campground operates on a first come, first served basis and bookings do not apply. Campground hosts stay in the park from April to the end of November.

Campsites have no power or water but the views and natural beauty are second to none. Fees apply and there are restrictions to the length of time you can camp.

Bush walking

Cape Range offers walks through deep gorges such as Mandu Mandu and the Badjirrajirra Loop Trail across the scenic high country at Charles Knife Canyon.

Wild attractions

Euros, wallabies, emus and perenties are regularly encountered and the threatened black-footed rock-wallaby can be frequently spotted on the cliffs at Yardie Creek Gorge, which you can also view from the Yardie Creek Boat Tour. The Mangrove Bay Bird Hide is a great place to see shorebirds, mangrove fantails, mangrove whistlers and yellow white eyes.

Stay safe

Temperatures can soar to over 50°C in summer. Walks should only be attempted between April and September. Wear suitable footwear and clothing and carry plenty of water. If taking an extended walk let someone know your expected time of return.

The access road through the park is sealed, with two-wheel-drive access to camp and day use sites. A four-wheel-drive is needed to cross Yardie Creek. Conditions change quickly with rain and access may become restricted.

Wildlife abounds in the park, so please drive with consideration and avoid driving at dusk, dawn and at night.

This campground has recently been upgraded and all sites will accommodate big rigs. This coast is notoriously windy and most sites are exposed to the prevailing winds those by the dunes offer at least some protection and some have ocean outlook, the best sites in descending order are 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, and 9, on line bookings only and the best sites go quickly. New long drop eco toilets and camp ground maintained year round by volunteer camp hosts.

We spent a week here in our Longreach... had phone service..dump point not far to travel at the information centre. Bore water tap close by and tasted fine . Excellent drive on beach to launch a boat , saw turtles swim by and humpback whales breaching in the distance. We had site 7 and had protection from the wind from the sand dunes
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