Summer Camping Tips – Rivers in Western Australia

If you’re planning a summer camping holiday, be aware that Western Australia can be quite hot and dry this time of year. It’s not a problem if you’re well prepared. This means:

  • always take enough water with (take more than you think you’ll need).
  • seek shade and shelter during the hottest part of the day.
  • slip, slop, slap. (Slip on a t-shirt, Slop on sunscreen and Slap on a hate).
  • find a river, beach or pool for added camping fun.

Swimming in Western Australia’s Rivers

Especially in South Western Australia, you’ll discover many rivers that are suitable for swimming. For example, Dwellingup is just one of many places that has a series of water holes along river systems where locals and tourists enjoy swimming to cool off during the hot summer months.

The River water is often brown and unclear, so it’s important to check the depth of the water before diving in. Also check for broken glass or rocks. Pay attention to signage in the area that may warn of potential hazards. If you’re unsure, stick to areas where others are swimming… or where it’s obvious that it’s a designated swimming area.

Summer Camping on the River

There are many areas you can camp – in a tent or a camper van or trailer – that are just minutes from a River’s edge. Talk to us about great places to camp. We’re here to assist you in choosing the right vehicle and camping equipment for your Summer camping holiday.

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