Explore off road, sleep under the stars, and make lifelong memories when you visit these destinations accessible by 4WD in the northwest region of Australia.
Exploring Australia in a 4WD is one of the best ways to see the country. This is your chance to connect with nature, get inspired by what's outside of the city limits, or just try something new. To get you started, here are six suggestions on where to go on your 4WD camping adventure.
Broome, Western Australia
With a winning combination of welcoming locals and stunning nature, Broome is a great place to begin your road trip. Whilst you acclimatise to Western Australia and plan your 4WD camping trip, there's plenty of beauty to soak up. Cable Bay is a perfect spot to enjoy a long beach walk and watch your first sunset, unique in the fact you may see camels wandering the beach. Staircase To The Moon, a natural phenomenon of the full moon rising over exposed tidal flats at Roebuck Bay is well worth a visit if you can time it right.
Cape Leveque, Western Australia
The drive to Cape Leveque is part of the adventure. A long unsealed road, perfect to test out your 4WD vehicle, takes you to a little piece of paradise, with the stunning blue ocean, white beaches and red rocky cliffs all contrasting. A long deserted beach provides the perfect location for a long quiet walk to soak up the surrounding beauty. A small campervan site at Whalesong Bay allows you to stay beach side, and has a little café for your early morning coffee needs.
Gunlom Waterfall Creek, Northern Territory
Located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Gunlom is the perfect combination of majestic waterfall and serene plunge pool. The later in the day you go, the quieter it will be. Stay late enough and you may be able to enjoy it on your own. If you're feeling adventurous, a steep climb to the top of the waterfall provides endless views across the southern parts of Kakadu, while the flat, easy walk to Murrill Billabong is perfect for birdwatching. Gunlom campsite provides a great base to adventure from.
Windjana Gorge, Western Australia
With water-streaked walls that tower to 100 meters (109 yards), it's no wonder Windjana Gorge is one of the Kimberley's most stunning attractions. The 3.5 kilometre (2.2 mile) Gorge Walk is highly recommended to see the magnificence of the area. A side trip through Tunnel Creek is well worth it too, but make sure you take a flashlight as it can get dark in the caves. It’s well worth staying overnight at the small campsite, perfect for pitching your tent, enjoying sunset and writing your travel blogs.
Bell Gorge, Western Australia
Bell Gorge is one of the busier gorges along the Gibb River Road and for good reason. A short walk along pretty Bell Creek takes you from the car park to the gorge, through a creek and over a rocky embankment. The reward is a stunning waterfall cascading down perfectly u-shaped cliffs straight into a deep pool – perfect for swimming in. Make a day of it, take your swimmers and a picnic to enjoy this unforgettable location.
El Questro, Western Australia
With river crossings, sand and stones to navigate, driving to El Questro is extremely fun. The perfect place to soak up nature, a highlight is the private bushcamp at the campsite. Pitch up with no one else around – you'll feel like the only people in the world. From here, you can fill your days with walks, waterfalls, gorges, hot springs, scenic lookouts and horseback riding. You may want to allocate at least three days to enjoy this haven.
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