There’s nothing quite like toasting marshmallows around a campfire under a brilliant blanket of stars, then waking the next morning to a chorus of birdlife. Whether you want escape into a secluded campsite, or enjoy the comfort of a well-appointed caravan park, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region has numerous options for couples and families. Many sites are close to town with easy access to shops, restaurants and facilities; others are in natural bush settings with river frontage and a full range of activities. Some towns even offer free camping reserves with basic facilities.
Responsible Camping - Take only photos, leave only footprints
Some simple tips while camping in our beautiful region:
Leave it as you found it
If fires are permitted, please bring your own fire wood – please don’t damage local vegetation
Take your rubbish with you (if no bins are provided)
Protect Native Wildlife
Be considerate of others
If you end up at a free campsite near a small town, then it’s a nice idea to support local businesses by buying a few essentials, lunches or even just a beer before you leave! Don’t forget to give them a tag or a shout out on social media to boost tourism and support local businesses.
Avoca Dell Caravan Park is located 4km east of Murray Bridge town centre overlooking the River Murray and located in peaceful and scenic surrounds. Our park is the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas of the River Murray and 1hr from Adelaide. Our range of self- contained cabins offer quality accommodation for all budgets. Our facilities include a fully enclosed camp kitchen and dining room, gas BBQ, playground for the kids and a 18 hole mini golf course.Visit website
Located within the Avoca Dell Caravan Park, these fully self contained cabins accommodate up to six people. Clean, comfortable accommodation, suitable for all tourists. Accommodation ranges from the budget cabin to Villa One, a three bedroom fully self contained house.
Park facilities include a recreation room, gas barbecues, camp kitchen, laundry, mini golf course and boat ramp.
DVD players, ensuites, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards are available in Villas and Ensuite Cabins only.Visit website
BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Mannum is conveniently located approximately 84 kilometres from Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray and within easy walking distance of Mannum’s main street. Our ensuite cabins cater for up to five people.
Mannum is ideally located as a base for day trips to Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Riverland, and the Adelaide Hills.
BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Mannum is the ideal spot to pass away your leisure time, whether you enjoy fishing, water skiing, canoeing, bird watching or just sitting and watching the world (and numerous river vessels) pass by.
Accommodation options include ensuite cabins and villas, Pumphouse bunkhouse for up to 32 people and shady powered sites (some with lagoon or river frontage). All sites have power, water and sullage. Clean, bright amenities and friendly, personalised service.
Located within "The Bend Motorsport Park", BIG4 The Bend is a perfect base to explore, relax and enjoy the Murraylands and Coorong regions.
We offer a variety of accommodation types including Deluxe Cabins, Private King Rooms, Private Bunk Rooms, Ensuite Sites, Large Drive Through Sites, Powered and Unpowered Sites.
Our brand new facilities include a commercial grade camp kitchen, modern amenities, an undercover dining area with TV, commercial grade laundries, an outdoor solar heated pool, a playground and jumping pillow, large recreational areas, and free wi-fi.
We are just 700m from The Bend Motorsport ParkVisit website
Situated on the banks of the River Murray in South Australia's lower lakes district, Clayton Bay Riverside Holiday Park is a tranquil, relaxing tourist destination. Located within the small, picturesque township of Clayton Bay, our park is located just over an hour's drive south of Adelaide city.
The park is an ideal location for water based activities. The river and surrounding sheltered bays offer exceptional kayaking, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing and wake-boarding, or simply swimming or fishing.
Nature lovers will appreciate abundant bird life, stunning sunsets, waterside walking trails and the warmth of your own private campsite fire in the cooler months.
All caravan/camp sites are situated either directly on the riverfront or a mere stone's throw from the water's edge. The park offers a range of powered and un-powered sites, many with ample shade and all with green grass.
In addition to camp sites, the self-contained 5-birth Boatman's cabin is spacious and light filled, offering stunning water views from both the main living area and large wooden deck.
Three onsite 'retro' caravans offer clean, comfortable and budget friendly accommodation.
Newly built in December 2019, the modern, well-equipped camp kitchen is not only a practical area for preparing and cooking meals, but also a wonderful space to socialize, play games, watch TV, or simply relax by the cozy fireplace.Visit website
The Coonalpyn Caravan Park (also known as the Coonalpyn Soldiers Memorial Caravan Park) is a perfect spot for travellers to rest while on the busy Adelaide to Melbourne touring route.
Set amongst park like settings with ample shade the Coonalpyn Caravan Park offers a welcome rest for the weary traveller. During the warmer months travelers can cool down by taking advantage of the community swimming pool situated next door.
Within walking distance visitors can discover the spectacular silos (which were painted by renowned artist Guido van Helten in February 2017) and the Coonalpyn Arts Trail. Country hospitality is around the corner and at it’s best with good old fashioned service at the local hotel, bakery, coffee shop and quirky roadside waffle and jaffle shop.
The Caravan Park is also pet and RV friendly and offers discounts to CMCA Members wishing to utilize the unpowered sites.
Families travelling can keep the kids active and entertained in the neighboring park like surrounds which contains a playground with a 'Hoopinator', a BMX Track, seasonal swimming pool, BBQ
Park Features: 22 powered sites 20+ unpowered sites Ample shade Amenities Disabled Toilets Dump Point RV Friendly Pet Friendly CMCA Dollar Wise Park Cash onlyVisit website
Welcome to Coorong National Park: a place where you can cruise serene backwaters or brave the elements along remote stretches of beach. Its long, shallow, salty lagoons - stretching more than 100 kilometres - are a haven for birdlife while a narrow strip of sand hills protects the sheltered waters from the pounding surf of the Southern Ocean.
The park is popular with four-wheel drivers, anglers, boaties and birdwatchers lured by its stunning scenery, fabulous lookouts and designated four-wheel drive tracks.
It's also an important area for Aboriginal communities with middens (mounds of shells deposited from many years of fishing) dotted throughout the sandy landscape, evidence of Aboriginal occupation over thousands of years.
Camp sites are located throughout Coorong National Park. The northern gateway to the park is via the Murray Mouth, with southern access via the towns of Meningie and Salt Creek.
Camping fees apply in this park and the way that you can pay has changed. Please book and pay for your camp site online before you go.
Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park.Visit website
Just a short stroll from the picturesque coastal town of Goolwa lies Discovery Parks – Goolwa. A comfortable park that will act as the perfect home base as your explore all the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer. With a range of accommodation options from family villas to drive thru sites, you’ll find the ideal accommodation for you whether you’re a family, camper or solo traveller.
Spend your days exploring the town which is full of places to eat and things to see. With a beach that you can drive onto, Goolwa is a popular gateway to the Coorong National Park and you can head all the way up to the Murray Mouth where the mighty Murray River meets the Southern Ocean. Be sure to take a ride on the cockle train which runs daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor and allows you to explore Middleton and Port Elliot in between.
When you’re here in park the kids will be entertained with a pool, playground and bouncing pillow while you can get together with friends in the camp kitchen and communal BBQ’s over a meal.
With everything you need for a relaxing holiday make Goolwa a must see destination on your SA holiday itinerary and stay with us.
Hindmarsh Island Caravan Park is located on the northern side of Hindmarsh Island, on an area covering 22 acres of natural land. The island is renowned for its sheltered waters, both fresh on the northern shores and sea water on the southern side. The nearby Coorong is a haven for bird life and water activities all within 100 km's of Adelaide.
Nestled in the heart of the Mallee, the Karoonda Tourist Park is centrally located between Murray Bridge and Loxton.
The park, managed by the District Council of Karoonda East Murray offers two modern Jayco Cabins, 12 powered sites and unpowered sites. It boasts a lovely lawned area amongst big gum trees, bathroom and BBQ facilities close by.
It's also home to the Karoonda Silo Art, where you can experience Day and Night - Paint By Day and Permanent Projection by night!Visit website