Cape Keraudren - Pardoo WA
Exposed to winds, no large shade trees as is right on coast. Have seen quite large vans in here. Large tidal flats. Bottom of Eighty Mile Beach and Northern end of Rabbit Proof Fence (still visiable) Good 'tinny' and mangrove fishing. Large tides. Frequent sightings of large crocodiles mean care should be take if shore fishing or kayaking. $7.50 per day. (Increasing on May 1st)
Photos on this page were kindly supplied by our roving reporter Roger Sando in January 2015.
REGION: > WA > Northern > Kimberley/North > Pardoo
We stayed here for three nights in July 2013. Pay Ranger at the front gate ...was about $7.00 per vehicle per night. There are three or four camping areas some are large areas right near sandy beaches, but exposed to the Westerly winds. We drove further into the park around to the bay where there is a rudimentary concrete boat ramp that can be used at high tide. The tide rise/fall is about 6 metres here and provides ample opportunity to explore the reefs standing five - six metres high at low tide. The camping area near the ramp is quite extensive and we were able to locate the vans (3) on the grassy sandy back slopes of the rocky and reefy bay coastline. The reef where I am fishing below is covered by a metre of water at high tide and towered above me about four metres at low tide. We caught many garfish from here and saw tuna mackeral and other fish that chase lures in the bay. The sunsets are spectacular but you need to put on bug and insect repellant as dusk approaches althgough some people were not troubled at all. There is no power or water available there and where we camped at the back of the ramp , the Southern aspect provided some wind protection (wind not a great problem any way). Each of the camping areas have several toilets available and new eco type toilets had been recently built in all camp areas and appeared to be well maintained. A great place to chill out and explore for a few days.
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