Camping Guide

Here in Karratha, we are lucky to live on the land of the Ngarluma and Yinibarndi people. We form part of the Pilbara where there are over 700 Indigenous archaeological sites, home to over 1million rock engravings, some as old as 30,000 years.

It is a land of extremes, from majestic soft island sand, in the Dampier archipelago and mackerel islands, to the red and rugged trails at Karrijini.

Our peak tourist season runs between April and October when the weather is at its finest.

Low tide can bring sandflies, so make sure you wear your insect repellent and/or get a Thermocell. We sell both. The flies can be pesky in summer, who am I kidding they’ll drive the calmest of us insane. So come in and get a mozzie net for your hat, or a hat with built-in fly protection.

Common campsites within an hour of Karratha

Free Campsite:

Miaree pools - Karratha’s closest local camp spot, Miaree is a great spot to spend a night. Swimming is very popular in freshwater pools. Make sure you pack fly spray or a Thermacell repellent as the flies can drive you insane during the day and the mozzies are out at night.

Fees Payable:

  • Cleaverville
  • 40 Mile
  • Samson Beach Chalets
  • Point Samson Resort
  • Dampier Caravan Park
  • Karratha Golf Club (seasonal overflow)

For more information contact these places directly. 

What to do around Karratha

Free Activities:

  • Python pools
  • Millstream - Chichester National Park
  • Watch the sunset at Dampier foreshore (playground and BBQ facilities)
  • BBQ staircase to the moon at Hearson’s
  • Cossack heritage Trail
  • Yaburara Heritage Trail
  • Hike the Karratha Hills behind the Visitor Centre or Leisureplex
  • Karratha Tank Lookout

Fees Payable:

  • Ngurrangga Tours
  • Archipelago Adventures Cruises
  • Mac Murujuga Rock art & Cultural Experience
  • Mackerel Island Fishing Charters
  • Heli Spirit Tours
  • Pilbara 4WD Charters

For more information see the local visitors centre www.karrathaiscalling.com.au 

Karratha Weather Guide

Month

Average High

Average Low

April

33 

25

May

30

21

June

26

18

July

26

17

August

28

18

September

30

20

October

33

23

What items we stock

What caravanning & 4x4 equipment we stock