Budget camping sites in South Australia

Camping and caravanning has to be the BEST way to experience Australia. If you want to travel longer, then seek out budget camp sites that are easy on the wallet.

Thankfully, private campgrounds are abundant and often council owned or community run by volunteers. The camp site might be next door to a business or in their carpark – close to a town centre and facilities. Alternatively, you could find yourself at a bush camp, or beside a river. They may even offer power, toilets and showers. 

Selected grey symbol PAID camp sites are more expensive. These tend to have more facilities or may be located in amazing places. 

Just use the symbols or the filters to find them in our comprehensive guide books and Camps Australia Wide App!

Here’s a preview of campsites and caravan parks we have found with 30 years of research! Happy camping…

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Murphys Haystacks, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Budget and views: Camp at Murphys Haystacks, South Australia

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia really is a wonderland to discover. As we drove south from Streaky Bay, we dropped in to check out Murphy’s Haystacks, listed as a budget campground in our book! These amazing rock formations are on a farm – in a paddock! There is a picnic area and toilet, and the site is not far from the highway. The camp area is pet friendly, has 24 hours maximum stay for RVs and Big Rigs. There is a small fee, mobile coverage, shade, limited level spots, but it is so unique, we’ve given it our CAMPS tick of approval! It is

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Our Aussie Big Lap Part 4 Nullarbor

Our Aussie big lap with the kids – part 4

We DID not want to return from our Aussie big lap! Especially from southern Western Australia – in this article you’ll also hear tales of the Nullarbor, Eyre Peninsula and South Australia and some magnificent towns in the country New South Wales. Plus we share what kept our four kids happy … (Here’s part one, two and three – in case you missed it!) Whether you are planning a lap like this or smaller trips to some of these locations, we hope our tips will help your planning! Read the original article in the Rainbow Beach Community News on page

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Planning a big lap? Part 2 - from the Murray to The Kimberley Headings Cliff Lookout, SA

Planning a big lap? Part 2 – from the Murray to The Kimberley

  Headings Cliff Lookout, SA Berri, SA starts our exciting second stage of our big lap. We share tips for long haul trips and shorter getaways – even a giveaway! Now our mainstay, ten years back – our very first free camp at Mulga Well was a real adventure! And we found it in the CAMPS guide – CAMPS 7 back then. Onto a night underground in Coober Pedy, to travel up the Centre, and circuit the Top End. Then to one of my favourite places on Earth. The East Kimberley was supposed to be our end point, instead we

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Our Aussie Big Lap 2 Coober Pedy

Our Aussie big lap with the kids – part 2

After surviving the first month, our Aussie big lap continues through South Australia and Northern Territory. Here’s our road trip through Coober Pedy, Uluru and the Red Centre, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, to Kununurra and the Ord River in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. Wow, what great memories we had – made even better travelling with kids … (Here’s part one, in case you missed it!) Read the original article in the Rainbow Beach Community News on page 13 and 2: https://issuu.com/heat1870/docs/rbcn-july-2013-final-issu          

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Tom's Opal mine Coober Pedy SA - Gilmore Lap 2013

Bucket List: Coober Pedy, South Australia

A lap of Australia generally includes The Red Centre, and an outback pilgrimage to “the opal capital of the world”, where living underground is the norm. Coober Pedy attractions in South Australia are a must see – here is where to camp! 

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Christmas banner $20000 Kimberley giveaway

Merry Christmas Campers – last minute gifts, festive menus and family holidays!

Here’s our Merry Christmas wrap up just for you – gift ideas, camping treats to eat, and awesome locations to stay AND a $20,000 Kimberley Holiday giveaway! We kick it off with our Top 25 – BEST OF VIC, NSW and SA trip! Best winery, towns, hikes, pubs, waterfalls, slippery dip – there is so much on this list to add these to your own wishlist! And tell us if you’ve been there… Last minute gifts Still got last-minute gifts to buy? Get 20% OFF all Camps Australia Wide guidebooks + Express Shipping Australia wide! Use promo code MERRY20 at

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