Conto Campground

Last Updated Feb 2017 by LG64 | Originally suggested by creativewarrior

Conto has toilets Conto has water available Conto has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Conto There are picnic tables available at Conto Conto has picnic tables You can go fishing at Conto


Great campsite, water, bbqs, toilets on location. Close to all the caves and a short drive to the coast.

Conto is a large campground close to the the coast and the many attractions of the Margaret River region.

The campground underwent a major upgrade in 2005 and now accommodates tents, caravans and camper trailers. There are excellent barbecues and picnic facilities.

Campfires are permitted when in not in fire ban periods, you will need to bring your own firewood

Must see..

Lake Cave and Cave Works - about 1 mile away.

Boranup Forest - Huge Karri Trees. Walk or drive a short distance south.

    Fishing at the beach. Access via a short (800m) walking track

    Margret River and the Wineries - Good idea to visit these early so you have refreshments for the evenings

    Note :

    Firewood is no longer provided, you should bring your own. Fires are permitted out of restriction season.

    There are four different sections to camp in and one has areas for large groups.

    Being so close to Margret River, and on the beach, this campground does get busy during peak periods, and I am told is often full over Easter and Christmas breaks. They recommend contacting National Parks if you are planning to camp here as a large group (see link below for details). The group site is the only one that can be reserved, the rest are on a first come first served basis.

    Water taps, parking bays and picnic tables are all provided, as well as fire rings. They used to provide free firewood, but no longer do, so you will need to bring your own. Collecting firewood is prohibited in the nation park, so make sure you pack some before you arrive if you plan on toasting marsh mallows.

    The beach here has very strong rips and it is not recommended as a swimming spot.

    Fishing

    The track into this beach was originally made into this beach for the purposes of fishing and it is still a great spot. The story is that the original fisher who built the track liked a local Wine "Valley de Conto" but wasn't so good at cleaning up after himself and left the empties to mark his spot...

    Salmon can be had when they are running as well as tailor, herring etc

    The rocks make for excellent fishing, although take care as a mix of slippery rocks and big waves make it pretty dangerous at times. The beach is probably a safer bet, but a bit harder to reach deep water.

    Bush Walking

    Contos is on the 135km Cape to Cape walking trail and is often used as base point for groups doing this walk. See http://www.capetocapetrack.com.au/ for more information on this amazing bushwalk along the coast of and through Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Facilities and activities at Conto

Number of sites:

116

Camping Fees:

$10 adult per night, $6.60 concession card holder per night, $2.20 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)

Bookings:

Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.

How to book:

Online-only booking is available up to 180 days (approximately six months) before arrival. Specific numbered camp sites cannot be guaranteed. Follow the link below to find out how to book online.

Toilets:

Longdrop or composting

Pets:

Not allowed

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.

Barbeques:

Gas/electric barbeques available.

Swimming:

This campsite is near the ocean.

Fishing:

There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:

Yes.

Horse Riding:

No

Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.a...

Location information for Conto

Access

This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Conto Road off Caves Road. (Entry: GPS -34.0807, 115.0161)

Access is entirely via sealed road. Roads within the campground are not sealed

19km from Margaret River via Bussell Highway, Boodjidup Road, Caves Road and Conto Road

35km from Augusta via Bussell Highway, Bushby Road, Caves Road and Conto Road




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