Want to explore the natural beauty of South Australia? This stunning state offers endless spots to pitch a tent and sleep under the stars.

From beachside campouts to family-friendly weekend getaways, this list of where to camp in SA will make everyone a happy camper!

 

 

Cable Bay Campground – Innes National Park

Cable Bay camping, SA

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If your idea of an outdoor adventure involves direct access to white sand and blue water, Cable Bay Campground will be your heaven. Located in Innes National Park, home to secluded beaches, limestone cliffs and beautiful bushland, Cable Bay Campground is great for fishing, swimming, snorkelling, canoeing, and hiking. This small camping spot is perfect if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy the quiet.

Facilities

  • Non-flush toilets
  • Wood barbecues
  • Fireplaces

You Should Know

  • You have to supply your own drinking water
  • You have to bring your own firewood for barbecues and fireplaces
  • Pets are prohibited
  • There’s no rubbish disposal, so you’ll have to take your rubbish with you

 

Rapid Bay Campground – Rapid Bay

Rapid Bay camping, SA

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This large, grassy campground is the perfect coastal retreat for the whole family – even the dog (just keep them on the leash at all times). Rapid Bay Campground is located right next to the tempting turquoise waters of Rapid Bay, allowing you to take a dip whenever you please. The new jetty is great for throwing out a line and waiting for a nibble, while the area’s famous leafy sea dragons are a must-see for snorkellers. This popular camping spot works on a first in, first served basis, and can get pretty busy during school holidays, so be sure to get in quick.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Outside showers (cold)
  • Children’s playground
  • Access for large vehicles
  • Electric barbecues
  • Picnic shelter

You Should Know

  • No official sites or bookings – first in, best dressed
  • Campfires are prohibited
  • Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leads at all times

 

Stringybark Campground – Deep Creek Conservation Park

Stringybark camping, SA

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Surround yourself with lush greenery and a towering stringybark forest at Stringybark Campground. Perfect for nature lovers, this campground offers great bushwalks where you can enjoy the native flora and fauna. Say hello to a roo or two, then set up a game of cricket or frisbee on the large grassy lawn in the middle of the campground. Or simply kick back with a good book and take in the sounds of nature – Stringybark Campground is equally ideal for adventure and relaxation.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Drinking water on tap
  • Camp kitchen for washing up
  • Picnic shelters
  • Campfires

You Should Know

  • Collection of firewood from the forest is prohibited
  • There’s no rubbish disposal, so you’ll have to take your rubbish with you
  • Fires are prohibited during fire ban periods
  • Bookings are advised to avoid disappointment

 

Brownhill Creek Caravan Park – Mitcham

Brownhill camping, SA

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Looking to get away from the city without driving away from the city? Brownhill Creek Caravan Park is your city escape without the lengthy drive – and without giving up all your creature comforts. Just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, this leafy campground is situated on 25 acres of unspoiled nature. Here you can pitch a tent or park your caravan and spend your days enjoying nature walks, swimming in the pool, playing tennis, or vegging out in the TV room. It’s also just 60 minutes from the Barossa Valley if you’re looking for a daytrip.

Facilities

  • Fully equipped camp kitchen (fridge, freezer, gas hot plates, barbecue, microwave, etc.)
  • Wireless internet
  • Swimming pool
  • Free tennis court and equipment
  • TV room
  • Coin-operated washing machines and clothes dryers
  • Kiosk, ice, LPG
  • Undercover tables and chairs

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential
  • Cabins are also available if you get tired of your tent

 

Mambray Creek Campground – Mount Remarkable National Park

Mambray camping, SA

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No, you’re not trapped inside a postcard; this is Mount Remarkable National Park. Located among river red gums, Mambray Creek Campground is a popular spot for campers looking to get back to nature and enjoy all the national park has to offer. Set up camp and enjoy the park’s stunning quartzite gorges, hiking trails, and native wildlife. If you’re feeling adventurous (and limber), have a go at the 960m high Mount Remarkable Summit Hike – don’t forget the camera!

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Communal fireplaces

You Should Know

  • Generators are prohibited
  • There’s no rubbish disposal, so you’ll have to take your rubbish with you
  • Bookings essential

 

Wilpena Pound Campground – Flinders Ranges

Wilpena camping, SA

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Just over the circle of hills surrounding the natural amphitheatre, Wilpena Pound Campground is your go-to for stunning sunsets, sweeping landscape views, and all the serenity you could need. Get up early and watch the sun rise over the pound, enjoy a bushwalk, then take a dip in the resort pool, available for campground guests. The Wilpena Pound Resort is also home to 15 luxury safari tents for those who prefer glamping over camping.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fireplaces
  • General store with groceries, firewood, and petrol

You Should Know

  • Bookings essential

 

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