Flinders Ranges and Outback Camping
Sleep under the stars
Go camping in the Flinders Ranges and outback. There are many places to pitch a tent and chances are you won’t bump into many other people.
See Wilpena Pound in all its natural glory. Take your own tent or try one of the permanent tents. Made from heavy duty canvas, they have solid floors and can sleep five people. Make your camping experience that little bit more luxurious.
Camping in Wilpena Pound
You can only pitch a tent at Cooinda Camp in Wilpena Pound. A permit is required. Pick one up from the ranger inside the pound. For more information, visit Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre. The centre has a range of brochures and maps, including information on hiking trails, wildlife, four wheel drive (4WD) trails and tours.
The permanent tents each have a fridge, lighting, water and power. Just make sure you bring something to cook with, as there are no cooking facilities in the tents.
Private camping facilities
There are camping facilities throughout the Flinders Ranges and outback located on private properties. There is usually a small fee to camp there. Horseshoe Top-End Homestead provides campsites for small to large groups. Campsites include toilet facilities, tables and chairs, plus a fire ring with barbecue plate and rack. Other properties, such as Alpana Station at Blinman, offer homesteads and campsites.
There are a few caravan parks in the Flinders Ranges and outback that have campsites. Try Hawker Caravan Park or Melrose Caravan Park. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a popular ecotourism destination. Stay at a lodge, caravan park or bush camping site. There’s a restaurant, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, a fuel outlet and bush camping areas.
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There are fire restrictions during summer, with total fire bans on hot days. Don’t light a camp fire or gas fire on a total fire ban day. Wilpena Pound prohibits wood fires, solid fuel and gas fires, except at Cooinda Camp.
Get back to nature. Escape the crowds and pitch your tent in the outback.