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Ferry landing near Caravan park, Swan Reach, SA
South Australia

Don’t pay the Ferryman at free camp, Tenbury Hunter Reserve, Swan Reach, South Australia

Just back from South Australia, the team at CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE had a bird’s eye view of a gorgeous free camp, on the Murray River. Swan Reach is a lovely little town, there is a caravan park close to the ferry, a vintage car museum (open by appointment), a craft shop, cracking op shop and we had to stop into the hotel. Perched on the hill, it had great views of Tenbury Hunter Reserve. Make sure you check out the historical photos on the wall of the pub. This Murray River camp has spectacular cliff views plus a free ferry. This

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Andamooka Caravan & Camping Ground, South Australia
Camping

NEW NAME AND PRICES for Andamooka Caravan & Camping Ground, South Australia

Andamooka Caravan & Camping Ground, SA has a new name: Apoma Camping Ground, and it is now only $4 per person, per night. If electricity is required, it is $12 which covers the fee for up to 2 people. (Honesty box onsite.) Extra people are $4 each, showers included. There are only 2 pillars with 4 connections each and there is a 9th connection on the outside wall of the ablution building. Lucky for us that we have a generator, as the last connection was taken just as we pulled in. Also, the location of the source to obtain water is

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No camping at Lake Hart, Outback South Australia
South Australia

No camping at Lake Hart, Outback South Australia

Have you camped at Lake Hart, in outback SA? It is known for its spectacular sunsets, walk to the salt lake… Worth stopping for wonderful views over the lake, and possibly the Ghan! An update from CAMPS traveller, Michael Lennon: “Last night we camped at Lake Hart Lookout together with the occupants of between 15 and 20 caravans/motorhomes/tents etc. This morning when leaving, just before driving onto the Stuart Highway we were confronted by the sign in the attached photograph. The wording was not printed on both sides and so the campers were not made aware, before they drove in

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2 Free Camps at Walker Flat, South Australia
Camping

2 free pet friendly Murray River camps at Walker Flat, South Australia

I really did walk 9km to see these two FREE Murray River camps at Walkers Flat, SA! Then we floated past in the paddleboat. Turns out, Walker Flat is a protected section of the river. Big paddleboats (and we were holidaying in the biggest in the southern hemisphere – the Murray Princess) don’t fare too well with winds and the forecast wasn’t great. However, walks were an option – so off my sister and I explored with the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App and CAMPS Pendium. Hettner Landing  You’ll drive past Lake Bywater to get to this camp. Swans were out

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Botanic Gardens, Adelaide SA
Bucket List

12 Must See and Dos in Adelaide, for your South Australia Bucket List

If you want to know what to see and do in South Australia’s beautiful capital, here goes. We were only there for three nights, but took in so much! Markets, churches, food, trams, gardens, history, culture and wine! Don’t forget the shopping. Plus we’ll give you the tip on where to camp and still be close to the city. Here’s a dozen reasons to visit Adelaide: 1. Take a tram If you travel within the city mile, it is free to hop on and off and a great way to get your bearings as well as travel on the cheap.

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Beltana Town Camp
Camping

New Outback Camp in Beltana, South Australia

If you are travelling along the Outback Highway in South Australia, we’d recommend a short detour into the historic town of Beltana.  Unfortunately nearby Beltana Station is no longer offering camping, but the small town of Beltana has filled that gap.  Approximately 12 km east of the old Roadhouse turnoff (the road is currently being sealed with bitumen),  volunteers from the Progress Association have been busy creating a place for campers to feel welcome.  Beltana is a State Heritage listed town with a remarkable array of old buildings and an impressive town hall, the site of which has been chosen

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Fowlers Bay - image Overland Exposure
Caravan Parks

Australia’s only fully off grid caravan park: Fowlers Bay, South Australia

by CAMPS Ambassadors, Overland Exposure Fowlers Bay is very small coastal town that has sand dunes, a jetty, some whales in the right season and that’s about it! We did stay at the ONLY FULLY OFF GRID CARAVAN PARK in Australia and the owners were lovely. If you plan to stay here, just remember they run everything off grid so just like you and us when free camping need to be mindful of water and electricity use. The playground was fab and the Ringneck Parrots were chatty too! There is a communal fire pit that is lit each evening. OH

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KI Upgrades for D'estrees and Murray Lagoon
Camping

Kangaroo Island South Australia – Upgrades Completed

Murray Lagoon Campground bbq shelter – Images Courtesy of The Department for Environment and Water Late last year we blogged about a host of upgrades that were under way on Kangaroo Island to re-invigorate the area following the devastating bush fires of the previous year. Those upgrades are now complete at some of Kangaroo Island’s most beautiful spots – D’Estrees Bay and Murray Lagoon – and it’s perfect timing for the school holidays.  Located in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park on the south coast, these secluded spots will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy this peaceful wilderness. The Murray Lagoon campground

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Quorn Caravan Park, South Australia
Camping

Camping changes and what to see and do at Quorn, South Australia

Please update your book listings for Quorn – the Quorn Caravan Park, Flinders Ranges in SA (pictured) is open. Flinders Ranges Council have advised now the caravan park renovations are complete, Quorn Town Oval – which was opened during renos – is permanently closed for camping. Although this is updated in the Camps Australia Wide App – people are trying to stay. Hoping you can help spread the word please? The caravan park is walking distance to town and surrounded by parkland. Here’s what our Camps Community members said: Ann Babbe: ‘Loved our stay at Quorn Caravan Park.  Lovely bushy

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