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10k Peg Parking Area, The Nullarbor, South Australia - image Michael Lennon
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Five star free camping at 10k Peg Parking Area, The Nullarbor, South Australia

“We had traversed the Nullarbor 16 times before but never stayed at a camp site for more than one night. …after travelling in non-stop rain all day we crossed the WA/SA border and stopped at the 10K peg inside SA. The next morning we woke to find the rain had cleared and there was a beautiful, clear blue sky. The other campers spread over the large area headed off, we had the site to ourselves and so decided that we would chill out, enjoy the vista, have a fire and stay a second night. We live in such a lucky

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Nullarbor trip
Camping

Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Darke Peak Hotel - Georgie Nagel Photography
Budget Campsite

NEW owners for Darke Peak Hotel, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Darke Peak Hotel – Georgie Nagel Photography Congratulations to Elli and Jake, new owners of Darke Peak Hotel on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.  New publican, Jake worked previously as a refrigeration mechanic Image Georgie Nagel Photography Although the couple have spent the last seven years in Melbourne, Elli grew up in the town and has a lovely connection to the pub. “There are no shops in town, so I spent a lot of time at the pub. My first job was washing dishes and babysitting the kids here, it was like a home to me.” The historic pub was built in

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Engine Point in Lincoln National Park on the Eyre Peninsula, SA
Beaches & Coasts

Swim, fish and camp at Engine Point, Lincoln National Park, South Australia

Our CAMPS Ambassadors Daniel and Manda recently visited Lincoln National Park in the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. This means the CAMPS App has heaps of up to date info about the different camping options! They said the water was much warmer here – compared to other SA beaches. I wonder why? But with the beautiful hues, clear and shallow ocean, why wouldn’t you be content with Boston Bay right at your front door! It is Australia’s largest natural harbour.  It is 4WD only, no facilities, with limited sites – but note there isn’t a lot of shade, but often wind! 

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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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