I am a nature lover and what I love most in Western Australia is how easy it is to immerse yourself in the wild for a day, for a weekend or more.
A few weeks ago, we decided that we needed a weekend away from the city and we decided to discover a basic campground that a friend recommended us: Milligan Island.
It took us 2 1/2 hours to get there. No booking possible, so it's better to arrive early to make sure it's not full. It's easily accessible by car. It wasn't busy at all with roughly around 15 people in total installed when we arrived.
We arrived in the middle of the dunes where you could see some well-defined spaces separated with barriers to show you where you are allowed to camp or not. We saw people with caravans or 4WDs, but we only had a small tent. We found a nice spot and decided to put up the tent. Our neighbours told us very quickly that the ground was as hard as concrete. It was really true and even with the hammer we couldn't put anything in the ground. That's when another neighbour came to our rescue with his drill. That's just some of the beautiful people you meet when you go camping, it's such an awesome community. So, one little tip, a drill is a must.
With the tent sorted we went straight to the beach to watch the sunset. It was totally empty. It felt like paradise. The next 2 days we simply went for a swim, a walk and enjoyed the beautiful nature we were surrounded by. We didn't bring our bikes or kayaks but it's definitely an option for people who want to get more active.
The camping is very basic with some shelters, tables, a water tank and toilets. There is no shower but everything is very clean and well maintained. You only pay $15 per night so that makes it a very affordable weekend away.