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2 Free Camps at Walker Flat, South Australia

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

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

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 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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Greenly Beach, SA

3 New Sites on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Greenly Beach, SA Image courtesy Overland Exposure There are many lovely sites on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in SA like Drummond Point, Fishery Bay and Greenly Beach and our three new additions will give you even more to explore.   Frenchmans North is a 4WD only site for tents and camper trailers on the Western Shore 65 km from Port Lincoln. Likewise with Frenchmans South that has 10 unpowered sites, both at $5 per night – no facilities but will provide you with some stunning views and rocky cliffs. Further south at Kellidie Bay is Seal Corner also $5 per night.

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Second Creek Beach - image Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

Budget and waterside camp: Second Creek Beach, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Our ambassadors Manda and Daniel thought this was a great small camp. There was only room for three or four sites. It is a flat site and there is a boat ramp (with 4WD access) and toilets, too! Payment is available onsite with an honesty box, but there are no bookings. You can swim, fish and bring your pet. There is a low ocean swell here because of the Islands of the Sir Joseph Banks Group, so no need to bring a surfboard! The camp is located south of Tumby Bay, on the eastern side of the beautiful Eyre Peninsula. What to see

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Big4 The Bend large vehicle sites

New listing – Big4 The Bend Holiday Park, South Australia

Our newest Caravan Park listing is located near the stunning Murray River, an hour from Adelaide CBD.  Big4 The Bend Holiday Park is the perfect place to explore the Murraylands and Coorong Region.  They offer a wide range of accommodation options with powered and unpowered sites and cabins, new clean amenities and they are within the Bend Motorsport Park Precinct. Facilities include a heated pool with an adventure playground, giant jumping pillow and lots of space for the kids to play.  There’s a spacious modern camp kitchen (pictured); ensuite sites as well as extra-large powered sites for RV’s and buses. 

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