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Jetties like these are typical scenery on Eyre Peninsula - Port Neill is north of Lipson Cove and Carrow Wells Image by Overland Exposure
South Australia

Best Camps and Caravan Parks in South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula

Jetties like these are typical scenery on Eyre Peninsula – Port Neill is north of Lipson Cove and Carrow Wells Image by Overland Exposure Scrumptious seafood, renowned fishing, famous haystacks, gorgeous camps on coastlines and national parks, a koala sanctuary and historic pubs! On SA’s Eyre Peninsula we even found a farm stall with fresh bread! Here are some amazing (and tastebud worthy) experiences and camps on this gem in South Australia – west to east. West Spectacular Point Brown Campground is south of Smoky Bay, via a dirt road, where you can catch your supper. We stopped at Discovery

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Coonalpyn Caravan Park, South Australia
Camping

A free caravan park at Coonalpyn, South Australia

Who doesn’t love a freebie! We have to give a shout out to Coorong District Council managing Coonalpyn Caravan Park also known as the Coonalpyn Soldiers Memorial Park. The park underwent some refurbishment earlier this year and council opted to charge no fees during that time, and have decided to continue that model for the time being and you will only pay as you use with a $5 fee for the shower.  No bookings, first come first served! Coonalpyn, in the Coorong region, in the south east corner of South Australia, has a local hotel, bakery coffee shop plus a

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Murtho Forest Landing
Camping

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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Red Cliff Beach Camp - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

Feed the family from free camp, Red Cliff Beach, South Australia

Red Cliff Beach in SA, just 13 km south of Tumby Bay is pet friendly, with mobile coverage and a zero price and zero facilities. But you are rewarded with priceless views and abundant fishing! Fishing is best here at high tide off the points, and in the inlet. Said CAMPS Ambassador, Manda, “Daniel went fishing with a friend in his boat and they caught enough King George Whiting and squid to feed the family every lunch and dinner. Others were fishing off the rocks and spearfishing, both were also successful!” The southern end of Red Cliff is a beachfront camping area.

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Newman Rock Western Australia - image Adams Family Travels
Camping

Nullarbor free camp: Newman Rock, Western Australia

Newman Rock Western Australia – image Adams Family Travels CAMPS Ambassadors Tracey and Dale report on a free camp site in WA – along the iconic route: The Nullarbor. There are so many free camps to stay at along The Nullarbor. Newman Rock is located 50km west of Balladonia or 142km East of Norseman.  There is plenty of room to camp and you will find some fire pits, rubbish bins and picnic tables.  To access this camp, you travel about 1km north, off the Eyre Highway along a dirt road.  If you take a short walk from the camp ground

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Manda and Daniel kayaking down the inlet at Arno Bay - image Overland Exposure
Camping

Visit family friendly Arno Bay Caravan Park, South Australia

Manda and Daniel kayaking down the inlet at Arno Bay – image Overland Exposure Our CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel said Arno Bay Caravan Park is family run, has “awesome character” and a perfect location! They said, “Every day of the week has something on from Pancake Breakfast on Sundays, to BBQ and happy hour on Saturdays, movie nights, etc. “Across the road in a rose garden for you to pick some fresh roses for your van and right out the gate is a jumping pillow, playground, jetty and beach. “About $40/night powered site right next to the jetty, playground, jumping pillow

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10k Peg Parking Area, The Nullarbor, South Australia - image Michael Lennon
Camping

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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