South West Region, Western Australia

Condingup / Alexander Bay, Western Australia


Heading east from Cape Le Grande still not knowing where we would be spending the Easter long weekend we stopped off at Condingup Tavern for a quick drink. We got chatting to the owner’s daughter Rachel behind the bar and she shared her local knowledge of camping areas and tracks. She also told us that the Condingup town allows free camping at the local football oval because it hardly gets used. Our quick drink turned into a few so we decided to have dinner and stay the night in Condingup. Joe got a steak sandwich. Rachel suggested that we could camp the night just behind the tavern on her family’s property. So that’s what we did! It is a lovely timber and stone tavern with a good atmosphere with some interesting history. Well worth stopping by if you’re in the area. Sorry we don’t have any pictures, we were feeling dizzy.

Alexander Bay

After our random overnight sleepover behind the Condingup Tavern we camped a night at Alexander Bay which is between Cape Le Grande and Cape Arid National Parks. Access is via an average dirt track and there are many well marked camping spots sheltered somewhat from the wind. Facilities are limited to pit toilets and rainwater tank. We would’ve stayed for the entire Easter weekend but the beach was rough, covered in seaweed and the weather was poor so we moved on after one night.

Alexander Bay camp

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