Caravan parks near Coober Pedy

Outback camping and underground stays in opal mining desert territory.

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Coober Pedy Views

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Coober Pedy, SA
Coober Pedy Views is located on the fringe of Coober Pedy and offers a unique outback camping experience for guests who are more adventurous and prefer privacy and a secure location. New Driveway is completed.... In 2019 I was sitting in my Alfresco Area feeling that the beauty offered in front of my property should be shared to people I thought might appreciate a different aspect to Coober. Since that time I have probably had 600+ guests enjoy what Coober Pedy Views has to offer. Whilst it remains a rustic type setting, with campers needing to be SELF SUFFICIENT (NO PUBLIC AMMENITIES AVAILABLE) I can offer Power (subject to availability) to 6/8 sites. Bookings can be made via Hipcamp.com and more information via WikiCamp.com
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Big Johns Block

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Coober Pedy, SA
Vacant block being used for a project build, currently has space for parked vehicles (Campervan or Caravan recommended) plus a concrete foundation to park on. Facilities are being worked on but it's better to be self sufficient currently as works progress. Power and water to be availible soon, as will facilities and other options. Safe space to park and camp at a low cost. Coober being the Opal Capitol of Australia there are a number of things to see and do, and we want to provide a safe/secure and reasonable place to park up for people.
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Caravan parks near Coober Pedy guide

Overview

Known as the opal capital of the world, the South Australian outback town of Coober Pedy offers some truly unusual experiences for campers. If the thought of camping underground appeals, you can do this in Coober Pedy. During the summer, staying underground is a smart idea–temperatures above ground regularly reach 42°C (107°F) in January. As more than half of Coober Pedy’s residents live underground, you’d be getting a truly local experience. Campers also have plenty of above-ground options too, including caravan parks with swimming pools. Either way, campers in Coober Pedy can explore opal mining heritage and the First Nations heritage site of Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park.

Where to go

Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

A short drive north of Coober Pedy, the low hills of the Breakaways in this First Nations-owned park are home to diverse flora and fauna, and the colours of the landscape changes throughout the day according to the light. The park is surrounded by a fence designed to keep the dingos in. While you can’t camp in the park itself, it’s just 32 kilometres (20 miles) from Coober Pedy.

Tallaringa Conservation Park

About 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Coober Pedy, this park is a vast area of desert and dunes, with a surprising variety of birds and wildlife. Self-sufficient camping is permitted within 50 metres (164 feet) of the Anne Beadell Highway, so this park is a good option for campers seeking a remote, rugged adventure. You’ll need a four-wheel drive to access this park.

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Taking a scenic flight over this enormous desert lake is a quintessential outback experience, and travellers typically do so from the settlement of William Creek (permanent population of 10!), a couple of hours’ drive east of Coober Pedy along the rough William Creek Road. There’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park accommodation in William Creek, and unpowered sites dotted at various places around the lake, including Halligan Bay and Coward Springs (where there’s a small hot spring). Reaching these campsites requires a four-wheel drive and emergency provisions.

When to go

Coober Pedy is in the middle of South Australia’s outback, 848 kilometres (527 miles) from Adelaide, so it can get extremely hot during the summer (December to February). You might want to take advantage of the underground accommodation options at this time. Be prepared with plenty of water when taking a road trip through the desert. Temperatures are much colder in winter (June to August), and while they rarely drop below freezing at night, nights can be chilly and tent campers should be prepared with warm clothing and sleeping bags.

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