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Whalebone Bay Campground, Denham WA

Whalebone Bay Campground

Just 26kms south of Denham in Western Australia is the Whalebone Bay Campground which is a fabulous place to stay for 24 hours.

The camping area is located looking directly out over the bay with spectacular views and stunning sunsets.

Whalebone Bay Campground Sunset
Whalebone Bay sunset

Access is via the main Highway road on to a dirt road which has some corrugations and is 2kms from the beach and camping area. Only 4 permits are issued each day and therefore it is always quiet and you won’t have many neighbours if any at all.

There are no facilities at Whalebone Bay Campground. This means there are no bins, no water, no power and no toilets. Fires are also not permitted.

View of Whalebone Bay from our Motorhome Door
Whalebone Bay

There is a water station as you enter Denham, the cost for drinking water is $1 for 20 litres.

There is a Dump Point at the Information Centre in town.

Whalebone Bay Campground is pet friendly and we had our dog MACKS with us.

We had limited Telstra coverage however no Optus of Vodafone.

Lookout

Whalebone Bay Camping Permit

You need to go to the Information Centre in town and book your camping permit there. The Rangers came each day and were strict on only 24 hour stays.

Back in 2016 when we visited they did allow us to stay a second night but that is not possible now.

We recommend walking to the top of the small hill beside the camping area to see fabulous views out over the bay and along the coastline.

From atop here we saw sting rays and sharks in the clear turquoise waters below.

Beachside camping at Whalebone Bay Campground
Fishing Whalebone Bay

Late in the afternoon and after dark we found best for fishing. High tide we found was best.

I tried to hide from the wind as best I could to create the video with only limited success however it gives you a good look around.

The cost to stay is $15 a night.

Our stay was 28-29 September and 3rd October 2016

Looking down on Whalebone Bay
Stunning Whalebone Bay

You can find more details here on our favourite Low Cost Campgrounds around Oz.

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it

How to find Whalebone Bay Campground

From Shark Bay Road take the turnoff to Whalebone Bay along the dirt road for 2kms until you reach the beach. It was a bit corrugated however we drove slowly in our 2wd Motorhome and did it easily.

Find a space to camp on the waters edge and enjoy the fabulous sunset.

How to book a site and stay

To book and receive your permit to stay at Whalebone Bay Campground you need to visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Information Centre in Denham.

You can call the Information Centre on 08 9948 1590.

Things to See and Do in and around Denham

While in Denham and Whalebone Bay we enjoyed visiting a number of great places to see.

Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia is a short drive from Denham and is infamous for it’s dolphin feeding. It gets very busy and hundreds of people are usually there most days. Only approx 5 people are chosen to feed the dolphins.

https://www.sharkbay.org/place/monkey-mia/

Monkey Mia Dolphin Feeding
Monkey Mia

Ocean Park Aquarium

We visited the Ocean Park Aquarium which was excellent. Take the tour and see the shark feeding along with a large range of fish and marine species. 

It is located just 8kms south of Denham and 18kms north from Whalebone Bay.

Cost for the Ocean Park Aquarium is $27 per adult and $19 per child.

https://oceanpark.com.au/

Shell Beach

Shell Beach is an extraordinary beach in Shell Bay approx 20kms further south east of Whalebone Bay Camping area.

The beach is made up only of Cockle Shells for 60kms and is up to 10m deep. It is one of only 2 beaches in the world made up only of shells.

The ocean water within the bay has a very high salt (salinity) content.

Shell Bay is free to visit and has easy access from the carpark.

Shell Beach
Cockle Shells on Shell Beach

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/34thTP1  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Black Rocks Campground, Bundjalung National Park, Esk NSW

Black Rocks Canpground

Black Rocks Campground is in the Bundjalung National Park in northern NSW approx a 40km drive south from Evans Head.

The beautiful NSW Coastline town of Yamba to the south is approximately an hours drive away.

An easy short stroll from your campsite at Black Rocks Campground to the beach and you quickly know where they got the name from.

Beach in front of the Black Rocks Campground
Black Rocks Campground beach

The rocks are what is called Coffee rock, a name given to sand that has hardened and formed over many thousands of years. It is a beautiful beach with stunning contrasts from the rock formations.

4WD Access from Black Rocks Campground

Access to the beach from the campground by 4WD is not possible but you can drive there from Iluka which is a bit further south.

Jerusalum Creek
Our Black Rocks Campground Campsite
Black Rocks Campground

The road in to the Campground includes approx 15kms of dirt road however it is in pretty good condition and we had no problems driving in with our 2WD Motorhome.

The campground has drop toilets and BBQ’s and each site includes a Fire pit and clothesline.

There is No water available at the Black Rocks Campground, you will need to bring your own. A dump point is available.

Looking down on the Blacks Rocks Campground
Fire pits are provided
Camping at Black Rocks Campground

Are dogs allowed at Black Rocks Campground?

Black Rocks Campground is in the Bundjalung National Park and therefore no pets are allowed.

The cost to stay is $24.60 for 2 adults per night. It is now $6 for children aged 5-15yo and you will need a National Parks vehicle pass which is $8 per day or we bought a 12 month pass for $65.

Our stay was 19th-21st October 2018.

Other great places to stay in the region:

Illaroo North Campground

Woody Head Campground

Maclean Showgrounds

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.
Looking down the beach at Black Rocks
BBQ's and toilet are available at the Campground
BBQ’s & toilets at Black Rocks Campground

Contact Details and How to Book for Black Rocks Campground:

Phone: 1300 072 757 from 7am to 7pm each day
Website

How to get to Black Rocks Campground:

Just 2kms south of Woodburn, turn east off the Pacific Highway to Tuckombil Rd. At the T junction turn right and follow Tuckombil Rd until it bends left in to The Gap Rd.

Follow The Gap Rd for 20kms on sealed road at first before it becomes gravel.

By driving to the conditions you will have no issues, we did it easily in our 2wd Motorhome.

Kev perched up on the edge of the Black Rocks

What is there to do at Black Rocks Campground?

Fishing

Go fishing along Ten Mile Beach. There’s lots of great surf fishing in the region.

Remember you will need a NSW Recreational Fishing license.

Jerusalum Creek

A short walk will also take you to Jerusalem Creek nearby where you can swim and fish or take an 8km walk to discover it’s full beauty.

Stunning Black Rocks Beach

Whale Watching

During Whale watching season you can see them swim by. Some will come in quite close to the beach as they splash and play.

Iluka and Yamba

Visit Iluka and Yamba which are both close by and enjoy a great day exploring these 2 fabulous small coastal towns.

Check out these other great blogs:

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Kev & Adele
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We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/34thTP1  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Banka Banka Station, Northern Territory

Banka Banka Station

Banka Banka Station was our first stop for accommodation in the Northern Territory and was a very enjoyable stay.

#Please note. Important that I correct the pricing, in the video I refer it to be $6 however the right price was $25 for the night. I saw a sign for Motorhomes $6 but that was to wash the vehicle.

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Workman’s Beach Campground, Agnes Water Qld

Workmans Beach Campground

Workman’s Beach Campground is in Agnes Water, Queensland and is one of Australia’s best Campgrounds.

The Rangers who look after it are fantastic and very friendly and it’s located just a short walk to the bay at beautiful Workman’s Beach.

There’s also a scenic walking track to more beaches and lookouts. Agnes Water features in our Best Beaches in Australia!

1770 Sunset
Amazing Agnes Water/1770 Sunset

Distance from Agnes Water to 1770

Agnes Water is just 5kms from spectacular 1770 where you will see the most incredible Sunsets on the East Coast of Australia.

Or a short drive further up the road to the south will take you to the amazing Paperbark Forest Boardwalk.

It’s absolutely Free and takes you through a beautiful scenic walk through an enchanting forest and across wetlands where you’ll need to use balance to walk across sections only accessible by stepping stones.

Workman's Beach Campground is only minutes from the Paperbark Forest Boardwalk
Paperbark Forest Boardwalk Agnes Water

We have written an easy guide on all the Best Things to See and Do in Agnes Water and 1770 to help you enjoy everything great about the region.

Workman’s Beach Campground Facilities

The Campground is a short track entry easily capable by 2wd.

Facilities include toilets and an outdoor cold shower. There are several Free gas BBQ’s and easy access throughout the campground to clean drinking water.

Aerial view of Workman's Beach Campground
Workman’s Beach Campground

The Workman’s Beach Campground is pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed.

While we were staying there we had good Telstra coverage but no Vodafone.

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre.

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

How do you book a site at Workman’s Beach Campground?

There are no bookings accepted. We contacted the Rangers via their Facebook page the day before we arrived and they were fantastic in responding and giving us confirmation of availability.

There are 38 campsites and it does get very busy. The Rangers collect the fees each day.

A Dump point is available at the 1770 SES Grounds only a 5 minutes drive away.

Workman's Beach Campground

Cost to stay is $9.20 per person for $25 for a family.
#Update 16/1/2020 – Cost is now $9.60 per person or $27 for a family.
#Update  17/11/2020 – Workman’s Beach Campground has been closed and may not re-open. The Rangers are no longer employed. The area is now a day use area only.

Our stay was 24th May to 2nd June 2018

How to get to the Campground

As you come in to Agnes Water on Round Hill Road, continue past the 1770 turnoff on the left and continue on what is now Springs Road.

Follow the road past the Information Centre until you see the sign and entrance to Workmans Beach Campground on the left just 1km further up the road.

Which popular attractions are close to Workman’s Beach?

Read more information about great low cost campgrounds around Oz.

Remember to read this for things to see and do in Agnes Water/1770

We can highly recommend the LARC Full Day Paradise Tour and the Lady Musgrave Island Tour.

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Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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