Balla Balla camping area directions & contact number for Balla Balla staion wanted

Hi Fella's,

Went out to Balla Balla last weekend for an overnight camping and fishing sesh. We had directions from a Karratha local but found our way to some flats with raised sections for camping on. This wasnt the spot we were told to head to and the tagalongs decided they wanted to head back to sherlock and camp which we ended up doing as my tinny was being towed by one of the tagalongs.

I have heard there is a turnoff of Balla Balla road to the right which takes you to the main camping area near the beach is that correct?

I am also after a contact phone number for the station there so we can do the right thing and ask permision to camp there.

Anyhow the tinny never got wet on Sinday which is a shame. some of those rock bars look real nice and fishy.



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The turn off for the main

Thu, 2011-11-03 13:20

The turn off for the main Balla Balla Creek is directly opposite the Whim Creek pub.

You dont need permission if you are camping at the main camping area.


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Thanks dodgy we got down that

Thu, 2011-11-03 14:17

Thanks dodgy we got down that road but somehow ended up in the wrong place. We were told there were 2 ramps within 50m of each other and one was suitable for small boats on a low tide. Where we ended up there was only 1 ramp so I think we took a wrong turn on Balla Balla road somehow. We just kept going straight ahead. Is there a turn off to the right or left of the road that takes you to the beach area?

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Nah. Can't really miss it.

Thu, 2011-11-03 14:57

Nah. Can't really miss it. Just follow to the end. Not ramps as such. Just flat areas of bank you can launch from.


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Thanks mate. I guess we were

Thu, 2011-11-03 15:10

Thanks mate. I guess we were in the right spot then. At least there wont be 10 others wanting a deckie spot in the creek tinny LOL.

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HiSpot on Dodgy. You can camp

Thu, 2011-11-03 15:51


Spot on Dodgy. You can camp on the right about 5km before you get to the ramp. Less sandflies and some water (not always water). People talk about  two ramps, the first one being straight ahead when you arrive at the creek(looks like a Ramp) and the second is off to the left but is a bank launch.

Been there heaps but also camp on the island to get away from the everyone. Only beaches are over on the islands.




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the main rock bar to the left

Thu, 2011-11-03 17:56

the main rock bar to the left of the 'ramp' is a good spot for mulloway. seen quite a few caught there over the years. if you're after crabs go up all the small feeder creeks and hook them out of their holes. so many crabs there it's not funny


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Rock Bar

Thu, 2011-11-03 18:26

Yeah when i camped there there were very big fish smashing up bait at night near the rockbar. Must have been big jews i reckon.

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Thu, 2011-11-03 20:21

Camp is about 5km from the causeway over the mud flats.  Ramp is on the right after the causeway, at the end of the neaps you can use the bank a bit further over but walk it first so you don't get bogged.  Remember, the tides come up very high so make sure your car is parked above the high tide mark.  At the camping ground don't wash in the fresh water or contaminate it as the cattle drink from it and won't drink if it has soap etc in it, just use a bucket to take water and throw it on the ground.  There have been reports of a croc and a photo at the Pub but someone has pinched the croc warning sign so be careful.  Some big sharks come in up the creek so don't swim unless you want to take a chance.  Mulloway off the bar at the ramp near the bank, Macks etc in the channel between Southmoore island and the mainland.

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All good advivce

Fri, 2011-11-04 11:38

Take it slow around at first if going up stream as there are some trciky rock areas wich will become apperent on the low.

lower launches can be tricky after springs if you use the top ramp be aruond the high tide time and no stress.