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Free camping sites in South Australia

 

South Australia is known for its long summers, wine, sparkling beaches and outback sites such as Coober Pedy. If you are planning on going on a road trip through the state you will also find a range of historical sites and townships.

There are plenty of free campsites in SA where you can take a much needed rest, explore and recharge for the next leg of your journey. Below are just a few that you might like to add to your itinerary.

Caudo Vineyard – Basic but Beautiful

Caudo Vineyard – Basic but Beautiful

You haven’t truly seen the Riverland until you pay a visit to Caudo Vineyard & Cellar Door. This family owned and operated business is just a short drive from Waikerie or Morgan in the beautiful Cadell Valley and nestled on the banks of the historic Murray River....

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Explore cellar doors at donation site, Greenrise Lake, SA

Explore cellar doors at donation site, Greenrise Lake, SA

Penola is described as the “perfect place to pause”, and it is a well-earned title. There are more than 20 wineries and cellar doors in Coonawarra – you can even cycle to some from the campgrounds. For self-contained vehicles, it is just outside Penola, with large...

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Secluded beaches at Point Brown, SA

Secluded beaches at Point Brown, SA

Off the beaten track and stunning, you’ll find private beaches here, and there are plenty of recommendations for this spectacular location. Come for the seafood, swimming, sunsets and stars. Facilities are none, so be self-contained, and pets allowed! It is not...

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Riverbank bliss at Tenbury Hunter Reserve, SA

Riverbank bliss at Tenbury Hunter Reserve, SA

Don’t pay the ferryman here. Camp right on the Murray River with water and cliff views plus a free ferry. This 24-hour service, provided by the SA Government, takes you across to the river port of Swan Reach, below Murray River Lock #1. As one of the reviews on our...

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SA’s Port Parham Foreshore: famous for crabbing

SA’s Port Parham Foreshore: famous for crabbing

Also known as Parham Camping Reserve – this spot will sit you right on the Esplanade. This large flat camping area has toilets, water, picnic table, BBQ, and mobile phone coverage, with pets allowed. There is a 5-tonne limit and self-registration onsite. The...

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Walk through history at Moonta RV Overnight Stop

Walk through history at Moonta RV Overnight Stop

Our roving CAMPS researchers, Judy and Graham Gardiner shared their stay at Kinto Park, Moonta.  Kinto Park is a large grassed shady area, right at the edge of Moonta, a lovely country town with historic buildings and pleasant parks.  Self-contained vehicles...

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Help restore the historic Farina Township

Help restore the historic Farina Township

  Gavin Scrimgeour from Heathmont, Victoria, wrote in to tell CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE to let travellers know that Farina Township now has a bakery!  Gavin told us, "My involvement in the Farina Restoration has been as they say 'An Arm Chair Quarterback'...

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Changes to Paskeville campsites, SA

Changes to Paskeville campsites, SA

CAMPS has been informed that Paskeville Oval (SA no.284) has been closed for camping. The reason, we were told, was because too many people were leaving a mess. This is not something communities or volunteers should have to deal with.

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New Free Camp: Whitewell Tank Campsite

New Free Camp: Whitewell Tank Campsite

Thanks to Geoff Eardley for his update from South Australia: My wife and I recently went to Head of Bight to view the whales, a very worthwhile trip. On the road to Head of Bight, 1.9 km west of the Eyre Highway, at the gate which closes off the whale watching...

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No fees at popular Worlds End Gorge Campground, SA

No fees at popular Worlds End Gorge Campground, SA

As a favourite South Australian camping ground you can expect a lot of company here during holiday periods. The large gum trees provide lots of shade and the nearby creek is great for your family to have a go at yabbying or just to relax. There is plenty of room for...

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