Conto Campground is located 21 kilometres south of the tourist town of Margaret River in Western Australia (270kms south of Perth). To find the campground head out of Margaret River on the Bussell Highway, turn right onto Boodjidup Road, left onto Caves Road and then right onto Conto Road.
The campground has gravel roads and is located near the beach however it is not in close walking distance.
The campground had an upgrade in 2015 and there with 116 campsites nestled in the bush. There are 8 different areas you can camp in and they all have different facilities. Some of the areas have barbecues, washing up areas and each camp area has long drop toilets.
Quenda and Chuditch, are for caravans and camper trailers. Davies, Isaacs, Hamelin, Whistlers and Whalers are for small campervans, tents and swags. Wanil is for tents only
On arrival, you need to check in with the park rangers and they will allocate a campsite for you. You can book your campground online prior to arrival here. When booking there are symbols in each camp area to make it easy to decide which area suits your needs.
The toilets were cleaned regularly and the facilities were all in good condition.
Around Conto Campground
There are plenty of things to do around the campground and if you are a nature lover then this is the spot for you to immerse yourself in nature.
Lake Cave is a limestone cave and there is a beautiful reflection of the stalagmites and stalactites on the lake. The cave is located a short distance from the campground
Cape to Cape Track
The Cape to Cape track is 135 kilometres long and goes between the lighthouses of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. The track mostly follows the coast and offers stunning views of the coastline. While we were there we hiked a small portion of the track and now we have a fire in our belly to take on the challenge and walk the whole track.
Conto Beach is a stunning spot, popular with surfers. It is a long stretch of beach with a rocky point, white sand and limestone cliffs. The beach has strong rips and it is not recommended for swimming.
Driving through the Boranup Forest you will be amazed at the sheer size of the Karri Trees. It is a beautiful tourist drive which winds its way through the forest. There are some beautiful walks, great places to picnic and there is also a small campground.
Grab your camping gear and get your dose of vitamin Nature.
If camping is not your thing there is a wide range of properties in the area and you can book here with Booking.com.
- Access available to all vehicles
- Camper trailers and caravan fit on certain sites
- Fees apply
- Caretaker at campsite
- Long drop toilets
- No running water
- No Electricity
- Animals are not permitted
- Bring your own firewood, campfires are only permitted at certain times
- Campsites can be booked at Parks and Wildlife WA
- Up to date information on Conto Campground can be found at the DPWA
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21 thoughts on “Conto Campground and attractions, Margaret River”
Looks like a lovely place to spend a few days.
Always great to get away.
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We travelled through here a few years ago but didn’t stay (it was torrentially raining and windy as). And those trees- breathtaking!
That is a shame the weather was no good and you couldn’t explore the area.
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A friend of mine did Cape to Cape last year and hasn’t stopped talking about how fabulous it is. Thanks for sharing this spot.
I am jealous, I really want to do it but I just need to work out what to do with the kids!!
Magnificent. What a treasure trove of experiences you make for yourselves and the children. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 5/52 Denyse
Too many beautiful places to explore!
More camping! You’re trying so hard to convert me …
You will be buying yourself a tent in no time!
This is a really useful guide! We love love love Contos 🙂 #teamlovinlife
Next time we will have to spend a bit longer there.
We have been to Margaret River on two occasions and never knew this camping ground existed. I so wish we had because we were looking for somewhere during our past trip in our caravan. We ended up in the caravan park in Margaret River instead. Looks like a lovely spot and I will be sure to write this down. 🙂 #TeamLovinLife
I am sure the caravan park would have been good but I prefer to be in a camp site like this.
I’ve never been to Margaret River, but the view from the cliff is just stunning. So beautiful! #teamlovinlife
I’d love to do the Cape to Cape track!
Who knows I might see you out on the track one day!
What spectacular scenery! It looks fabulous!
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I’ve been to Margaret River a few times and loved it! Never camping though, this looks gorgeous.
We love camping and getting back to basics.