Camping at 40 Mile

Gnoorea Point, also known as 40 Mile, is an ideal spot for anyone seeking a natural, coastal camping area with quality fishing coupled with protection for those wishing to cool off in the tranquil waters.  

Book your site and permit online for your stay at Gnoorea Point (40 Mile).  

Traditional owners 

The Yaburara and Mardudhunera people are the Traditional Owners of this nature-based camping area. 

The Determination enables Traditional Owners to undertake cultural and spiritual activities including camping, hunting, fishing, collecting bush medicine and other plants and animals, and imparting knowledge through being on country. If you have any queries regarding these activities, please contact the Camp Caretaker <number?>  


The camp area offers a natural boat ramp, public toilets for day users and sullage disposal points. Visitors should bring plenty of drinking water as there is none available on site.  

Make the most of the excellent fishing and boating the area is known for. If you have your own boat, you can use the natural launch ramp. Be cautious when planning a trip on the water and be sure to allow for the 5-metre tides.  

Camping season 

Camping is a popular pastime in the City of Karratha, and an excellent way to experience the uniqueness of the region. You can camp anytime throughout the year, with peak camping season running from 1 May to 30 September each year. Fees apply during peak camping season. 

The City of Karratha Fees and Charges document sets out current fees, which may change at any time. 

Camping fees are based on a per night rate, with discounts available for longer stays. Campers may stay a maximum of 28 days within any three-month period. 

Off season runs from 1 October to 30 April each year. No fees apply during the off season. Campers may stay a maximum of three nights per 28 days. 

Camp site closure  

For your safety, the camp site may need to be closed at short notice. During cyclone season - from November to April - the camp site will be closed when a Blue Alert is issued, and reopened when the All Clear is given. 


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