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.
Fire Danger Season // When travelling in the regions, please ensure you're aware of the fire danger seasons and the restrictions applied on daily fire danger ratings, including othwer warnings issued by other emergency authorities. Find more info via cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.
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 Villas, 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, outdoor solar heated pool, a playground and jumping pillow, large recreational areas, Mini golf 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
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 new Deluxe cabins 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 new resort-style pool and splash park, 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.
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Albert, Lake Albert Caravan Park offers a picturesque setting with lawn, shade, beautiful views and sunsets.
A pleasant 150 kilometre drive south-east from Adelaide, the park offers a beautiful bush setting with stunning lake views, sunsets and bird life. Nature at its best!
You can explore the Coorong; enjoy the abundance of bird life, fishing off the banks, walking, golf, water sports and the peaceful surroundings. Relax in a friendly country atmosphere. Firewood available in winter for use in the communal fire pit or on allocated sites along lakefront. Some drive-through sites may be available except in busy times as well as fully powered lakefront sites. Other features include a covered barbecue area, indoor camp kitchen, guest laundry, 24 hour vending machine and small playground for the children.
The park is situated at the gateway to the world famous Coorong wetlands and the wine growing regions of the South East of South Australia.
We are pet friendly on our sites so bring the whole family. Pets must not go inside cabins, amenities or other buildings.Visit website
Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Milang Lakeside Caravan Park with its many trees and abundant bird life in a birdwatchers paradise. The caravan park has three fully self-contained units set amongst a park setting, overlooking Lake Alexandrina. All town facilities are within 150 metres of the park.
Milang Lakeside Caravan Park is situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, Australia's largest permanent fresh water lake system.
Just one hour's drive from Adelaide and 15 minutes from Goolwa, Milang is a short drive to the premier wine growing districts of Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek.
Milang is a town steeped in history from the bygone days of the paddle steamer trade. Once a thriving river port but now more suited to those that want to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this area.Visit website
Mundoo Island Station is a working cattle and sheep station which allows small groups of campers onto Mundoo and Ewe Islands.
Activities that can be enjoyed are fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming in the Coorong. You can also go bird watching, enjoy coastal walks, cycling and a tour of Mundoo Island Station.
Camper trailers and caravans are welcome. No facilities are provided therefore all campers must be totally self-contained and some camp sites require four wheel drive to access. Entry and camping fees apply.
Boating access in the Coorong is available at some camp sites – launch sites are unmade. Our camp sites only suit those who wish to set up camp and not drive anywhere for the duration, due to access restrictions crossing the barrages on and off Mundoo and Ewe Islands.
Please note that porta pottis are essential as you are not permitted to dig holes for toilet purposes. The sites are in paddocks and therefore the grass during summer is dry and may be prickly under foot. Wind shelters are at four of our camp sites: Grannie’s Hill, Old Stock Fence, Annie’s and All Alone.
A minimum camping fee applies due to the access restrictions.Visit website
The campsite is situated by the Narrung Ferry, and features beautiful views of Point Malcolm Lighthouse. It offers vehicles up to 72 hours parking, with access to bins, toilets, water and covered seating. Pets are permitted on leads and potable water is available in Narrung.
The Narrung Ferry takes only a couple of minutes to cross between Point Malcolm Lighthouse and the Narrung Lakeside Reserve, offering vehicles the opportunity to explore Australia’s only inland lighthouse at Point Malcolm and drive past the back of the historic Poltalloch Station, offering group tours on request, or head west towards Raukkan, home of the church on the Australian $50 note.
Watch the Supercars and camp at The Bend Motorsport Park for this August's OTR SuperSprint!
The Bend Motorsport Park's trackside camping is close to some of the best viewing points on offer.
Powered and unpowered sites available.
Don't miss the inaugural Supercars event at The Bend Motorsport Park, the OTR SuperSprint!Visit website