getting to CDR

Where is Perenjori?

Perenjori is located in the mid-west region of Western Australia

Where to stay

The closest towns to Charles Darwin Road, Perenjori and Dalwallinu, each have a range of accommodation options available. These are however a 65km and 120km drive from the reserve. Visit their websites at and for a list of accommodation options.

A free shuttle bus will be running at designated times between Perenjori and the Charles Darwin Reserve.



Due to the remote location, we strongly encourage concert- goers to take advantage of the free camping on site at Charles Darwin Reserve. This is the one time of the year that Charles Darwin Reserve is open to public camping.

This is available to all valid ticket holders. The spacious area is only a short walk from the concert site and has ablutions and hot shower facilities. The campsite has designated areas for tents, swags and camper vans/trailers and caravans. There is also a quieter 'family friendly' area away from those campers who may want to stay up a little longer. There is no power to the campsite so campers are encouraged to be self-sufficient.

There is no need to book, however when you purchase your tickets you will be prompted to include your camping preferences. You will be directed to the camp site on arrival at Charles Darwin Reserve.

The Campsite is Open from 12 noon Friday the 21st September and all campers must have left the Reserve by noon on Sunday 23rd September.  If you would like to extend your stay in the area beyond these times, the Shire of Perenjori has a well equipped Caravan Park in town as well as a number of designated camping areas around the Shire. For more information on the camping facilities in the region, please contact the Shire of Perenjori on 08 9973 0100 or the Perenjori Visitors Centre (July to October) on 08 9973 1105.

Camping - What to bring and what not to

There will be food and non- alcoholic drinks available for purchase throughout the duration of event. However, if you have special dietary needs please make provisions for this. Limited drinking water is available so please bring along enough for the duration of your stay.

There will be no BYO permitted into the event area on Saturday or Sunday however you are welcome to bring a small amount of alcohol onto the Reserve for consumption at your campsite on Friday evening. We remind guests that we are a family friendly event and do not support irresponsible drinking.  From 12 noon on Saturday alcohol will be able to be purchased at the event bar. You will not be able to purchase drinks for consumption at your campsite on Saturday. No alcohol will be permitted on to the reserve on Saturday.

Generators are welcome however we ask that if these are noisy that they are switched off at 8pm to avoid disturbing other campers.

There is a strict no pets and no fire policy.

Please respect the Reserve and take all rubbish with you as you leave.

We will have security services in place for the entire weekend. Anyone who is disrespectful towards the reserve or fellow guests may be asked to leave and escorted off the property.

We are sure that if all of our campers show common courtesy everyone will have an enjoyable camping experience.

How to get there

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Charles Darwin Reserve from Perth

There are many different routes to access Charles Darwin Reserve from Perth. The most direct is via the Great Northern Hwy via Wubin. This is approximately 380km and will take you around 4.5 – 5hrs.

Download map and directions from Perth

Charles Darwin Reserve from Perenjori

Perenjori is the closest town to Blues for the Bush. It is a great place to stock up on provisions (ice, food, fuel etc). It is approximately 80km from Charles Darwin Reserve and you should allow 45min-1hr drive time. The road is completely sealed until the access road/driveway into the reserve which is not. The road is suitable for all vehicles.

Download map and directions from Perenjori

Free shuttle bus to & from Perenjori

A free shuttle bus will be running to-and -from Perenjori to Charles Darwin Reserve for the Blues for the Bush. The bus will depart Perenjori from the Village Green (opposite the Post Office on Fowler Street) and from Charles Darwin Reserve at the Event Bus Stop.

People wishing to use this service should arrive at the designated bus stop at least five minutes prior to departure. No booking required. The bus is scheduled to run from these times:

From Perenjori to Charles Darwin Reserve

  • 9.00am
  • 3pm

From Charles Darwin Reserve to Perenjori

  • 2.00pm
  • 12 midnight




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Charles Darwin Reserve Open Day & Blues for the Bush Concert
Friday 21-Sunday 23 September, 2018. Charles Darwin Reserve, Perenjori WA