River, stream, or creek camping in South Australia

Sun-blushed vineyards and outback plains stretch along the banks of the Murray River.

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12 top river, stream, or creek campgrounds in South Australia

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Eight Mile Creek Camping

25 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Eight Mile Creek, SA
This property is host to a perfectly located self-sustaining campground for fishermen, families, couples, and any other individuals that seek a simplistic and affordable, yet rewarding getaway. Boat launching is available in immediate proximity, with beachfront access from the campground. Potential activities in the local area include: Swimming/surfing at a family-safe beach 3km away at Browns Bay, beach walking, fishing (surf/deep sea), boating (Launch your dingy straight off the beach), 4WDing, snorkelling / SCUBA diving and climbing Mount Shank. Plenty to keep you busy! The block is situated 10km (~5 minute drive) from Port MacDonnell, 28km from Mount Gambier (~25 minute drive) and 20km (~20 minute drive) from Nelson and the Glenelg River. The block is also located just 5km (~5 minute drive) from popular diving site Ewen's Ponds, and 24km (~15 minute drive) from the Little Blue Lake sinkhole attraction. Pets are allowed and encouraged, but if they are aggressive they will be required to be on a lead at all times. This is due to there being a high number of animals in the area.
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Pymbroke

3 sites · RVs, Tents79 acres · Rockleigh, SA
Our property is located in the rocky outcrops of the Bremer Ranges and is on the Bremer River in Rockleigh. This site was once a overnight yard for the sheep farmers who were passing through the area. We have three separate locations for campers to choose from. The Gums- surrounded by small gum trees right near the Bremer River. The Carob- this site is situated further back from the river and is surrounded by mulberry trees. Lastly we have The Sticks- this site is behind the scrubby bushed and requires tight access and is more suited to tents and swags. The decent into camp is quite narrow and steep so please drive carefully. We are 45 minute drive from the Lavender Federation Trail which is a popular walking track in the region. We are only 30 minutes drive from Monarto Conservation Park which is a popular spot for walking trails and picnics. Monarto is also home to a Safari Park which is the largest Safari Park in Australia and home to lots of interesting animals. We have a toilet available but please BYO toilet paper. From the 15th April fire are allowed. & portable firepits are available for your use Sorry, not pets.
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Willow Glen Alpaca Farm

3 sites · Tents10 acres · Mylor, SA
Book directly and save: willowglenalpacas.weebly.com/Booking Willow Glen is set in the Adelaide Hills on 10 acres, close to Hahndorf and bordering the Onkaparinga River. The property is a private farm with 2 dams and views extending across the valley. There are a number of suitable locations to for bush camping. Site access is limited to dry weather and vehicles with single axle camper trailer or tent. It is recommend for vehicles with higher ground clearance. The River is the flattest of the campgrounds if you require a completely level site for your vehicle. A number of alpacas and sheep share the camp grounds. Sites suit bush camping with limited amenities. Potable water is available upon request but there are no toilets or services on site. There are a number of great wineries in the area all with excellent food and produce you can enjoy. Close to: Hahndorf - 5 min drive Stirling - 10 min drive Mount Lofty - 15 min drive Tour Down under (TDU) - passes at the end of the road several wineries Campers must be self contained with their own camping toilet and water and take all rubbish with them upon departure. Due to the livestock on site dogs unfortunately are not allowed.
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Breakaway Farmstay

7 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Waitpinga, SA
Great location, best opportunity to spend time on the farm amongst the animals and nature. We are a small Farmstay in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula just out side Victor Harbor in Waitpinga. Powered and unpowered sites have use of bathroom facility. Waggon Flat has no facilities. Check in from time from 1.00pm. Close to anything you would like to do in this fantastic part of the state of South Australia. From fishing to surfing to long walks on the Heysen Trail or wine tasting and whale watching, there is everything here you would ever want to do. Rates include access to farm animals. Sheep, cows, chooks, ducks, goats, alpaca - all are very hungry and looking for pats! Sorry we don't allow pets. Campfires permitting (depending on local fire restrictions). Scroll down for Map of location. Check in time from 1.00pm.
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Noorla Farm (Happy Camping Ground)

3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Mcharg Creek, SA
We live in a beautiful valley on 30 acres, that not many people know about. We're joined by 4 friendly dogs, 3 horses, 2 alpacas, 4 Galloway cows and chooks, along with the resident wildlife including many birds, kangaroos, koalas, shy owls, and even an echidna! All this, plus beautiful views from atop our hills, right to the lake, and the delightful winter creek complete with frogs. We are close to the McLaren Vale wine region as well as wineries throughout the Hills and 35 minutes to the coast of Victor Harbor. The Greenman Inn is 5 minutes down the road and has wonderful food from Wed to Sun if you do not feel the urge to cook with wood fires for the cold nights or a gorgeous outdoor area for the warmer months. At present, we offer two areas for camping. The Lookout/Highview has spectacular views and is suitable for tents and camper trailers, accessible by low-range 4WD (or AWD if the weather is dry) -this site is currently closed. Topspot which is also suitable for tents camper trailers (need reasonable backing skills and 4WD) and the Laneway which is close to the babbling creek is suitable for those with a caravan, or motorhome, 2WD etc, along with tent campers. (but would struggle with large caravans/motorhomes - please check with hosts) If you have any doubts about which to book, please ask. AUTUMN/WINTER MONTHS: if we receive considerable rain the trek up to the 2 hill sites could become slippery and not accessible as it is a farm paddock, therefore unfortunately your booking may need to be cancelled. NOTE: On our farm there is limited phone coverage in the valley (The Laneway) Topspot and The Lookout/Highview do have coverage. Pets are welcome, however, please ensure they are kept under control (unless discussed with the host) at all times as we have our livestock and are surrounded by neighboring livestock, as well as the wildlife that frequently visits. Please note: This is an active small farm, therefore work may need be continued throughout your stay possibly necessitating the use of machinery and tending to our livestock. If you wish to see some of the animals up close, please let us know and we will try to accommodate. We ask that all fires be contained within the fire pit provided and a portable toilet is available for your use. BUSHFIRE SEASON: Wood and open fires are not permitted in the bushfire season, therefore you will not be able to use the fire pits. We have available farm fresh eggs from our lovely girls $3.00 1/2 Doz $5.00 Doz
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Edgehill Farm Stays Riverton

25 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Riverton, SA
Edgehill Camping is located between Barossa and Clare Valley, 7km out of Riverton, and 1 hour north of Adelaide. We run a sheep and cropping farm which creates beautiful camping grounds at the foot of the hills, just below the Heysen Trail. The campsites are located on the pasture paddocks of the farm with sheep roaming the area, occasionally, so dogs on leashes at all times please. With large distances between other campers, each site can cater to large groups, with no close neighbours. The sites are at least 2km away from busy roads, so absolute peace and privacy! There's a beautiful push bike ride from Riverton to Clare Valley and all the wineries are along the way. Plenty of room at the property for kids to ride their push bikes. Fantastic sunsets and sunrises from all sites, beautiful bird noises, including the kookaburras having a laugh. There's a very very basic "long drop toilet" pit toilet located near the Gumtree paddock and 5 others shared, down close to the camping paddocks, if not wanting to use shared toilets, please bring and supply your own portable toilet. Great coffee, cafe, and pub meals are available in Riverton. IGA food store is open 7 days a week, and a lovely clothing Boutique, Sassy Lass, is also open most days. Important Information to know before booking: All campers must check in BEFORE 8pm. If you are unable to arrive before 8pm, please make a booking for the following day instead. FIRE BAN SEASON ENDS 30TH APRIL 2024 . COMFORT FIRES ONLY PLEASE !!! Please supply your own wood. Strictly no chainsaws. generators only allowed on the unpowered sites. Pets are allowed, as long as they are on leashes at all times. If you have day visitors joining you during your stay, please go to the extras section and add the numbers to the booking. We also operate another Hipcamp situated 25km North of Robertstown, ideal for mostly 4WD and off road campers. If it may be of interest, please search Bright Burra Creek.
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Catninga Camps & Accommodation

18 sites · RVs, Tents7000 acres · Woolundunga, SA
Set with a back drop of deep gorges and high mountain ranges & looking towards pristine waters of Spencer Gulf, 'Catninga' is the perfect choice to give you a taste of the Flinders Ranges. We have stunning bush camping options, 'on site caravan' or our B&B (view separate listings to book these). Many hiking trails and nature walks. Farm animals to see and feed (please ask hosts before approaching any farm animals). Bush Camping Private bush campsites located on the banks of the River Red Gum studded creek. Stunning scenery and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy our billion star camping accommodation. Private long drop toilet available at each campsite. Many hiking trails and nature walks. Farm animals to see and feed (please ask hosts before approaching any farm animals).
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Waterfront Holiday Park

116 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Tailem Bend, SA
The very friendly park on the Murray River …. Welcome to Waterfront Holiday Park at Tailem Bend. Our Campgrounds, Accommodation, and access roads are all Flood Safe! We’re the perfect stop-off point if you’re traveling from Melbourne or Sydney to Adelaide…or … The perfect Basecamp for short trips, with most places of interest surrounding Adelaide much easier to access without traffic lights from our location just 50 minutes from the city. We can offer you all the facilities you need to make your stay stress free with our easygoing approach. With large sites, stay hitched up if you wish…… Room to Relax. Well-behaved pets are welcome. With big shady trees and awesome views of the Murray River, Waterfront Holiday Park is the perfect place to just relax and unwind. With no jumping castles or playgrounds onsite, adult relaxation is our focus. The Park’s privately owned river frontage includes a boating harbor and boat ramp which is perfect for a morning paddle or water skiing all day. Our backwater is also home to many birds including swans, ducks, pelicans, and many more. Within short driving distance are major attractions including The Bend Motorsport Park, Old Tailem Town, Monarto Safari Park, The Coorong, and The National Motor Museum. The Barossa, Adelaide Hills, and Langhorne Creek wine regions with many quality cellar doors in each area. In Tailem Bend town center you will be delighted at the quality of food and coffee at numerous locally owned and operated cafes, restaurants, bakery, and hotels.
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Campbell's River Rest

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Gurra Gurra, SA
This site provides you with a large flat, private and secure resting spot for a large group. It also has many options for fishing, boating and access for swimming. Sit on the same banks as the First Peoples of the River Murray and look for clues of their history. This River Murray floodplain was cleared to be a fruit block is slowly being restored back. Now being restored to its former fruitful floodplain glory. Revegetation is underway to provide more shade and restore the site. Site now includes a compostable toilet!
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Beltana Flinders Historic Town

8 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Beltana, SA
Located in the town of Beltana, the campsites are adjacent to the local hall. There are showers, toilets, a free BBQ in the community park , mobile phone coverage and potable water available for sale. We are the closest campground to the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park. Beltana is a State Heritage listed town in Adnyamathanha country. Beltana is important as it is the home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, was influential in the establishment of the Overland Telegraph and was important is the states early settlement. Beltana has survived in spite of the challenges and has an excellent walking trail detailing this history for visitors. There is capacity to have a fire in a communal fire pit, but please bring your own wood. Dogs on leashes welcome. This campsite offers a safe and comfortable place for campers who are travelling through on their holiday and need somewhere to stop overnight, but two nights is recommended to give you a chance to visit this historic town. The town is significant is South Australian history and there is interpretative signage that provides the visitor with an informative trail. Whilst with us visit the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park. We have the closest camping facilities.
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Bambrick Farmstay

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Hindmarsh Valley, SA
A 10-acre property used as a quiet sanctuary for folk to unwind and relax, away from the busy city and noisy caravan parks. We host retreat and wellness weekends for small groups and accept adults who want a peaceful stop over. This is a place for quiet travelers, artists, and outdoor lovers looking for a peaceful camp. We have an open dam on the property and for this reason, do not to accept bookings with children and pets, we do occasionally allow guide dogs. You will need to ask permission and give details before booking if you want to bring a pet. We have a few rescue alpacas, sheep, and other small animals on site that will live out their lives in peace. There are many native animals to enjoy watching including kangaroos, native birds, bats, etc. A native tree reforestation project has taken place and the owners are all about regenerating the land. No poisons or sprays are used. This is a place to connect with nature, there is a mixture of trees and native plants, and a winter creek runs through the property that fills a small dam and creates a small waterfall when flowing. There is also a loo with a view which is a composting toilet built from recycled materials. We are just a 10-minutes drive from Victor Harbor where all boating, surfing, shopping, and restaurants are located. We have an onsite Studio with Treatments available including Reiki, Massage, Yoga, Meditation & Drumming.
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Alma's Hem Amphitheatre and Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Inman Valley, SA
Located on Ramindjeri Country in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Alma’s Hem is a serene, private campground set by a winter creek on a working cattle farm. An abundance of bird life, wildlife and big night skies. Pitch your tent, swag or park your caravan or RV. Less than 1km from the the Heysen trail, giving you easy access to hikes. 15 minute drive from Victor Harbor for all your shopping conveniences. 20 mins to the stunning Carrackalinga beaches; Kayaking the Second Valley caves and beautiful drives to waterfalls, conservation parks and tourist attractions. Campsites are located on level grassy area. Flushing toilets, fire pit and firewood available. Perfect for a romantic getaway or for small and larger groups. Please note that our property has work dogs who live nearby and love to visit guests. When you arrive there is a map located on the right hand side of the driveway entrance with the sites marked. You are welcome to find your site get comfortable. We will welcome you at some stage! Please contact us if you'd like to book for more guests than listed and we will do our best to accommodate. Campground has shared facilities and respect of each other and the land is critical. We are a leave no trace site, which means everything you bring in you must take with you, which includes rubbish and broken things. The bins at the entrance are for residents only and as they are only collected fortnightly cannot cater for more than those who live here. Firewood can be brought in by you or we will provide wood for $30/night per site. Wood is not to be foraged from adjoining scrub as it is Heritage listed and to be left for habitat, ecosystem and your admiration only! We look forward to crossing paths! Best, Kylie and the Alma’s Hem Team
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Welcome to Hipcamp! If you're looking to camp near a river in South Australia, we've got you covered. With over 600 options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your outdoor adventure. Some of our top campsites include Edgehill Farm Stays Riverton (265 reviews), Breakaway Farmstay (158 reviews), and Pymbroke (96 reviews). Whether you're into wildlife watching, climbing, or snow sports, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Popular facilities like campfires, cooking equipment, and pet-friendly locations are also available. With an average price per night of $15 and options as low as $8, camping has never been more affordable. Start planning your riverside getaway today!

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