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 for Beltana Town Camp.
The site offers toilets and showers (with disability access) and you can purchase potable water here. There are designated firepits to relax and share a yarn or two with other campers.
A nearby park has swings, shade, a picnic table and barbeque. If caretakers/locals are around they will also happily open the hall for you to have a look at.
Well behaved dogs on leash are welcome. There’s an honesty box provided for your nightly fee as this campsite is run entirely by volunteers. The town is full of old world charm and there is some spectacular scenery to be had.