ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shark Bay Camping

Updated on October 19, 2012

National Park - 4wheel drive !

Are you looking for a National Park to explore in Western Australia where you can do some camping & fishing on the beach ?

We love visiting National Parks so while we were staying in Denham , Shark Bay we decided to take a drive through the nearby Francois Peron National Park .

As you go in there is a place for you to pay your entry fees either for just the day or camping fees at one of the spots in the park.

There is air compressor as you go in to let your tyres down to the recommended safe level for driving in sand which is highly advisable for the driving needed in the park

This trip is only for high clearance 4 wheel drives due to the large amount of sand as you drive around the park!


The Shark Bay World Heritage Area encompasses some of Australia’s most impressive and significant natural treasures; so much so that is has been rated as one of the world’s most important natural sites; a World Heritage site

.Once a sheep station, the park is now one of the most important wilderness areas in Australia and is home to many rare and endangered species. Some of the animals you might see in the area include euros, thorny devils, racehorse goannas, emus, fairy-wrens and thick billed grass wrens.

. In the south you can explore the park’s historic past at The Peron homestead precinct, just six kilometres off the Monkey Mia Road,it has a visitor centre, a self guided station walk trail, picnic facilities and even a hot tub where you can soak in artisan water which we enjoyed


Francois Peron National Park

The end of the road!
The end of the road!

Fees for National Park

Entrance and camping fees apply to visitors. A visitor fee collection box is located at the park entrance, where you turn off the Monkey Mia Road. Your fees are used to maintain and develop the park.
Entry fees

$11 per car per day (up to 8 people)
$5 per motor cycle and concession card holders
$5 per passenger on buses Holiday and annual passes are also available at Department of Environment and Conservation offices

Camping

$7 per person for camping
$5 for concession cardholders
$2 for children under 16

Let Tyre pressure down

Air compesser there for you to let tyres down
Air compesser there for you to let tyres down
Suitable for 4wh drives only
Suitable for 4wh drives only

Cormorants

At the northerly tip of the national park is Cape Peron, sitting at the confluence of two major currents, the cape attracts an impressive array of marine life. At nearby Skipjack Point you can view the wildlife from two spectacularly located viewing platforms, perched on the cliff edge with views out across the marine park.

When we reached the tip at Point Peron & looked over the cliffs we saw a very very long line of these Comorants !

I asked a local later what the comorants where waiting for !

He told me they were waiting to go fishing ! As soon as one catches a fish they are all on their way!

We Knew they wasn't waiting for a bus !

Very long queue

Beaches at Francois Peron National Park

Most of the park is a four-wheel-drivers paradise, offering remote camping sites & facilities and access to beaches and fishing spots.at Big Lagoon, Bottle Bay, Herald Bight and Gregories beaches


 Each campsite is on the coastline with easy access to the beach for fishing and for launching small dinghies. There is no booking system so sites are available on a first come – first served basis. The busiest times are during the school holidays and when the southerly winds drop in winter.

Only limited facilities are provided. No provision is made for caravans. Carry all of your rubbish with you when leaving the park. To protect native plants and animals, open fires, firearms and pets are not allowed.

Point Peron

Beautiful views-- very hot
Beautiful views-- very hot

Gregories beach

We loved seeing all these crabs on the beach! Too rough for snorkeling tho.
We loved seeing all these crabs on the beach! Too rough for snorkeling tho.

Francois Peron National Park Camping

Lots of red sand !
Lots of red sand !
People were camping on the beach here
People were camping on the beach here

Peron homestead - Artesian Hottub

After our big drive for miles  through the sand , walks along the beach and up to the lookout  & our swim it was time to stop and visit the homestead for alate  picnic lunch & a soak in the hottub there !

The Peron Homestead precinct provides an insight into how life was when the park was a working sheep station. A self guided walk trail around the precinct explores the history of the area, visiting the shearing shed, shearer’s quarters and stock yards. Signs explain the station’s interesting history along the way. 

And of course the hot tub which is great for any aches & pains you might have .

There are a few rules for the hottub

Please keep glass out of the hot tub area  and supervise small children if you take them  soaking in the tub .

The artesian water is hot and soaking for extended periods can cause dehydration. Take regular breaks and drink plenty of water but not from the hot tub as the  artesian waters are not safe for drinking .



 

Hot tub !

We enjoyed the hot tub !
We enjoyed the hot tub !
Has picnic tables , bbq area etc
Has picnic tables , bbq area etc

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)