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, discover more South Australian camp sites with our App and comprehensive Camps 11 Guidebook.

Hughes Engine House, Moonta Mines - image Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre

Walk through history at Moonta RV Overnight Stop

Overall view of the park with van – image G&J Gardiner 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 only. Showers and toilets are available a few blocks away.  Great place, but please note, it can get crowded and there is an Overflow Area across the road (please abide by the signs). It is for self-contained RVs, and please remember to give your donation for upkeep of this

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Farina Township by Rosalie Dibben

Help restore the historic Farina Township, South Australia

Farina Township by Rosalie Dibben 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’  not directly involved in doing the heavy lifting. “After passing through Farina in August 2014 we really saw what was being achieved by Tom Harding and his group of volunteers  in bringing back to life this historical town. I promised that one day some day we would participate in helping with the restoration.” Instead

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Camps Australia Wide - Paskeville SA - The Acreage

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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Whitewell Tank Free Site SA

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 facility, there is a free camp. The identifying sign on it calls it “Whitewell Tank Free Site”. There are no facilities there at all, but it is in a good location for anyone planning to visit the whales who has a self-sufficient van. The surface material appears to be

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Worlds End Gorge Campground

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 everyone and, although the area is an open paddock, chances are you will be able to set up away from others if you want some privacy. Facilities are limited and you will need to bring your own drinking water. Where: 26 km South East of Burra.Pet Friendly: YesToilets: YesShade: LimitedShower: No Water: NoFire: YesCaravan and Big Rig: Yes Mobile

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Terowie Railway Yard

Go back in time to Terowie Railway Yard, SA

Terowie, South Australia, is a township rich with historical significance and interesting sites. The area has a large number of untouched 19th Century buildings that are both charming and intriguing for visitors. Main Street is lined with historical buildings that make you feel like you have gone back in time and signs around the old railway yards and throughout the town provide you with information about them. If you want you can even get keys from the Cafe to see some of the historical displays in the buildings. The camp site is mostly open with no shade but the grass

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Murtho Forest Landing

On the Murray at Murtho Forest Landing

Located 10 minutes from Paringa, this camping spot offers shade and great camping on the banks of the Murray River. There is a beautiful lookout close by and also a lot of decent fishing spots along the banks where campers are known to catch Callop, Carp, Yabbies and Golden Perch. If you go walk about you will most likely see a variety of wildlife such as pelicans, wrens, kangaroos and rosellas. In the warmer months you might even come across a snake, so keep an eye out to make sure you don’t get an unpleasant surprise. Don’t miss the lookout

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Kingston SE Jetty Parking Area

Beside the seaside at Kingston SE Jetty Parking Area

Kingston SE Jetty Parking Area, SA, is a spacious site located right next to the sea. There is plenty of room for people to go fishing on the long jetty and a BBQ and picnic area where you can fry your catch. If you come up empty handed there is always the pubs and fish & chip shop close by. Unfortunately this camp site only allows self contained vehicles, so if you are camping in a tent you will need to look elsewhere. The fresh sea air and kind locals make the stay very pleasant. Where: Kingston SE Jetty.Pet Friendly: YesToilets: YesShade: YesShower: YesPicnic Area:

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