Red Bluff is a diamond in the rough. It’s one of those amazing spots that are often only found in the most remote places with tough, unforgiving landscape all around. Renowned for its heavy world-class waves, The Bluff is located deep within Quobba Station, a working cattle station.


  • Beautiful and remote
  • World class surf break
  • Whale watching from the coastline

The Lowdown

All stocked up on supplies, we slowly made our way into the station, bumping in over the heavily corrugated road. After losing half our drinking water to the potholes, we were just about ready to call it quits. However, the allure of the waves and isolated camp right on the water kept us going.

As soon as we arrived, all travelling debacles were quickly forgotten. The most epic camp awaited us, as we set up our tents on the edge of the Indian Ocean, while the sun sunk into the west.


Remote Surf & Whale Watching // Red Bluff (WA) Ashlee Kehoe-Sporton camp, rooftop tent coast

Red Bluff Top 3

1. Surfing — Red Bluff is renowned for its world class left hander, a long barreling wave of consequence. The headland also offers a ripper spot to sit back and observe the waves (and surfers) in action.

2. Whale watching — The Bluff camp is as close to the water as you can get, situated on a headland that tapers off quickly to deep ocean. The result being, you can often spot whales and dolphins cruising by, right in front of where you slumber.

3. Beautifully remote — Despite being only a few hours from the nearest township, Red Bluff gives the feeling that you’ve gone back in time. The magnificent landscape mixed with the disconnect from modern life allows for the ultimate feeling of freedom and exploration.


Remote Surf & Whale Watching // Red Bluff (WA) Ashlee Kehoe-Sporton surf, wave, surfer

Need We Say More!

After a big day of exploring, we managed to score some fresh fish off the people camping next to us, who set up here for months at a time to enjoy the simple life of fishing and surfing. Sitting around the fire under the bright stars, we could feel the magic of the place.

All of this and more awaits you at Red Bluff. The place is teeming with wildlife including whales, fish and goats (oddly for a cattle station). Whether you’re here to surf, fish, explore or just take in the feeling of freedom that only disconnection can provide — the Bluff is well worth the bumpy road in.

Essential Gear

  • There is no drinking water, showers or groceries so be prepared and stock up in Carnarvon
  • Tent and sleeping gear
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Surfboards and fishing rods

How To Get There

Red Bluff is situated on Quobba Station and is 80km northwest of Carnarvon. Carnarvon is 890km north of Perth and is the nearest township so is the best place to stock up before heading in.


  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Whale watching
  • Exploring the coastline, there is plenty of wildlife and beautiful native wildflowers at certain times of the year

Skill Level

Beginner to Intermediate

Distance Covered

160km return from Carnarvon