Bushbay Campground

The New Beach/ Bush Bay campground is located 40km south of Carnarvon, is a mangrove paradise, and perfect for drone lovers who are seeking some impressive aerial shots of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. New Beach/ Bush Bay is a pet-friendly campground, however, we recommend keeping your pets on a lead at all times due to 1080 baits in the region. Bush Bay is an extremely popular fishing beach, and a great spot to launch a tinnie. There are heaps of spots to get your boat close to the water at Bush Bay, though pick your location carefully, as the beaches are soft, launching at a high tide is much easier too. You can catch Whiting and Flat Heads just off the beach, though if you launch a tinnie, you have the opportunity to catch some larger fish and do some squidding.

Camping Fees

*A friendly reminder from the Shire of Carnarvon, visitors wishing to stay at the New Beach/ Bush Bay campground are NOT required to pre-book. There is an online payment platform.*

We recommend travelling to the New Beach/ Bush Bay Campground, finding a site and making payment online on arrival. A ranger visits the site daily to check registrations. The New Beach/ Bush Bay Campground is a wilderness campground and by paying online, you are not booking a specific site. On arrival, you can find yourself a suitable camp for the duration of your stay. New Beach/ Bush Bay is suitable for those who are self-sufficient, including chemical toilets. The wilderness campsite offers unpowered camping sites only. Some campsites offer direct views of the beach and others nestled between the mangrove creeks. On-site, there is a dump point and rubbish collection. You must bring your own water, food, and general supplies. If you wish to stay longer, you will need to pay the additional fees online or call the Visitor Centre to make payment over the phone on (08) 9941 1146.

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Adult - $10.00 Per Night 

Child (3-15) - $3.00 Per Night

Cancellation Policy 


Campers are advised that; the maximum length of stay for overnight campers/caravans at the New Beach/Bush Bay Campground is thirty (30) days during peak season which runs from the 1st of April to the 1st of October. The maximum legislated stay at any one campground is ninety (90) days in any calendar year; peak period thirty (30) days inclusive. Fees can be placed in the honesty box at the entrance of the campground daily or by  making payment online or alternatively by contacting the Carnarvon Visitor Centre (08) 9941 1146.

Pets are welcome; however all animals must be always kept on a lead at all times. 1080 poison is in the area and can be fatal to domestic pets. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet to avoid inconvenience to other campers and you must never leave your pet unattended.

Respect your fellow campers and look out for each other to make everyone is staying as enjoyable as possible. No excessive noise after 9pm. Please abide by the directions of the Shire Representative.

Carnarvon Shire Rangers regularly visit the campsites to ensure compliance by campers and visitors.

These rules are in place for the safety and security of all patrons of the campgrounds. Failure to comply with these rules could result in eviction. The registered occupant of a site or accommodation is responsible for all members of their party and any guests and or visitors.

This is a remote destination, and you will be required to travel on unsealed roads.  Weather events may impact road conditions.
Please check the road safety reports and ensure your vehicle is adequately equipped prior to commencing your journey.

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