Whitewell Tank –
The Head of Bight has a Free camp called the Whitewell Tank Camp. It’s just outside the gates of the Head of Bight whale Centre. If your heading to or from the Nullarbor you pass this.
The Camp Site-
First of all we had a look at the camp which is next to an old empty hut, surrounded on three sides by a fence. The ground is dirt and gravel and is large enough for any size van to drive around.
The hut has a bolt on the door but no lock, this leads to a large open brick room. Another small room is locked. I’m not sure if this building is still used today?
That afternoon a couple of other people turned up but with so much room it seems like you are on your own.
Drive to the Bight
After checking out the camp we drove through the open gates of the Head of Bight whale Centre. Vans passed us coming out and when we arrived a couple more were parked up.
Toilets and bins were in the car park so we used them while we could. The Centre seemed closed to me so consequently we had a look at the view and headed back down the road to the camp.
I found out later it must have been open as other vans came and went through the gate, until it was locked that evening 🙁
The Head of Bight Whale Centre is open from 8am-4pm, 1st November – 31st May, maybe if I had read the huge sign properly I could give you more information 😉
Sunsets and Sunrise
I have to mention the sunset and sunrise at this camp, or at least share them with you 😀
I’m not one for getting up early these days, especially since it’s getting cooler. I did however wake up this morning to a beautiful sunrise, after the gorgeous sunset last night.
This is a basic area to camp in, just off the Eyre Highway and near the whale Centre.
- Location : Yalata
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- State: South Australia
- Pets: Yes
- Camp type : Free camp
- Price : $0
- Water ? : No
- Power ? : No
- Will suit – All sized vehicles
- Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
- Drive time to nearby shops: – 10 minutes to the Nullarbor Road House
- WIFI (tested with boost): yes
- Amenities : None you have to be self contained in this respect
- Other : Close to tourist attraction, good camp of the long Eyre Highway, nice sunrise and sunsets