Are you planning a trip to go camping in Karijini National Park this year? Are you searching for where to stay and what to do when you get there? Then this article is for you.

This guide is dedicated to camping in Karijini National Park and lists all the camping options available in Karijini park: free camps, National Park Campgrounds, Caravan parks and even an Eco lodge.

We have travelled the lap of Australia in our campervan and Karijini National Park was one of the highlights. Incredible gorges, hikes, waterfalls and amazing sunsets. But we had a hard time finding all the relevant information about camping in Karijini National Park. So we put this guide together for you. All prices mentioned below are in AUD. We also have the Ultimate Guide to Carnarvon Gorge.

Camping in Karijini National Park Gorge

Camping in Karijini National Park – There is a campground near Dales Gorge

4 Options for Camping in Karijini National Park

1. Camping in Karijini National Park – Dales Campground 

There are two campsites inside the Karijini National Park. The first Dales Campground is more basic, but its location is fantastic. The second one is the Karijini Eco Retreat, more about that below.

The Dales Campground is only a short walk away from the Dales Gorge where you can enjoy Fortescue FallsFern Pool and Circular Pool in Dales Gorge and do the walk that connects all of them.

Dales Campground is a large area with picnic tables and gas barbecues, picnic. This campground is in very high demand from June to September so you have to book ahead online. 

They also open an overflow area for 2 nights maximum which is 10kms away.

How much is camping in Karijini Nationa Park at Dales Campground?

The cost is $11 per adult per night (concession $7, child $3) for an unpowered site and you must book online early on the website of Parks and Wildlife Services

Click here for the booking site for Dales Campground

Dales Campground Camping Facilities 

No showers but there are showers at the Visitors Centre 12 km from Dales Campground for $4. Or have a dip at the Fortescue Falls. No portable water, no bins here (not to attract dingos). But dump point is available.

Contact Details:

  • Phone: 08 9189 8121
  • Address:  Dales Road, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
  • WebsiteDales Campground

Sadly when we visited, the campground was booked out completely for the whole month online, but when we passed on our way to Dales Gorge we could see free spots available. I guess some people book ahead and as it’s a smaller fee per night they don’t always cancel or show up.

Camping in Karijini National Park Landscapes

Camping in Karijini National Park – The wildflowers

2. Camping in Karijini National Park – Karijini Eco Retreat 

Located near the Joffre Gorge, Karijini Eco Retreat is the second choice for camping in Karijini National Park. Well while we can call it camping in Karijini, it is more like glamping in the Karijini.

Karijini Eco Retreat offers a choice of accommodation in a wonderful setting on the back of the rugged outback environment. 

They have cabins, glamping tents and a campground suited for camping in a tent, caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers and bi