One of the most spectacular sites at D’Entrecasteaux is Black Point, a massive outcrop of hexagonal basalt columns formed 135 million years ago by volcanic lava flow.
Black Point owes its unique appearance to the lava which flowed from the Darling Scarp and slowly cooled at the ocean. In the cooling process the lava cracked and shrunk, and close packed, hexagonal columns were formed perpendicular to the surface. These ‘Stepping Stones’ as they are known as are now slowly being eroded away by the Southern Ocean. To reach the black basalt columns that give Black Point its name, a short walk is required along the beach. In calm weather, you may be able to get close enough to the basalt pillars to hear the organ-like music they create as the waves and wind echo through their gaps.
Black Point is just over 1 hour from both Pemberton and Nannup and access is by 4WD only. Be sure to reduce your tyre pressure to suit the conditions once you reach the sandy section. Black Point Road is closed in winter due to the tracks becoming inundated.
There are 20 camp sites at Humpback Hollow and 10 at Seal Cove with basic facilities. All sites can accommodate tents and regular size campervans only, camper trailers, caravans and large campervans are not suitable. Sites operate on a first come, first serve basis and camping fees apply.
Black Point has long been known to local fishers, surfers and sightseers who have been coming here for years and helped popularise the site.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, fishing, and surfing.
- D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a remote area and visitors should come prepared.
- Fishing from the rocks is also popular but it can be dangerous.
- Coastal risks include king waves, tidal surges and cliff collapses. Lives have been lost along this coast so please take care in and around the water.
- Exercise extreme caution near cliff edges especially when fishing. Supervise children at all times.
- Mobile phone communication in the park is generally poor and should not be relied upon. Be aware that you need mobile coverage to contact emergency services on 000. Ensure you monitor mobile phone signal while in the park and seek high points in the landscape to aid communication.
- Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Rock fishing can be a hazardous activity, so please take care by:
- Wear appropriate clothing, cleats or rockhoppers and a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times.
Watching the swell for at least 10 mins before starting to fish.
- Never try to retrieve a fish or tackle that is caught up in rocks.
- Never walk on black wet rock.
- Tie off to something before commencing to fish.
- Look out for others that may not be aware of how dangerous our coast can be.
Need to know
|No dogs (or other pets) allowed at this campground
Park Entry Fee
|Standard park entry fees apply for D'Entrecasteaux National Park.
Camping Fees and bookings
|Black Point Campground is non-bookable. Camping fees apply.Standard Concession Adult $11.00 $7.00 Child $3.00 No concession Non-bookable campgrounds operate on a first come, first served basis. Be aware that this campground may get busy, especially during weekends and holidays. Identify alternative accommodation in case there are no campsites available when you arrive
|No toilets at this location. Follow Leave No Trace principles.