Caravan camping near McLaren Vale with campfires

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The Scrub Campsite

9 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Inman Valley, SA
Inglewood is a 130-acre property currently running beef cattle and sheep. The property has 15 acres of remnant stringy bark scrub which abuts the Heysen Trail. This private campsite is contained within the scrub although campers have access to the whole property. There are 13 bespoke sites available. The owner has the right to assist campers when choosing their site. This is determined by factors such as type of accommodation, group size. access to toilet and communal areas, weather and privacy needs. Specific sites cannot be reserved unless by prior arrangement with the owner. The whole campsite can be hired exclusively for large groups - contact me direct for booking details and costs. A wood package can be purchased for $50 the communal fire circle. We offer sites suitable for camper trailers, campervans, , rooftop tents, tents and swags and pop top vans (sorry, no large caravans). During the non fire ban period all fires must be contained in the fire pits provided. Some firewood is supplied for you. Please bring firewood if you intend to have a campfire for an extended period or you may purchase wood for $15 for 20 kgs. A communal camp kitchen, barbecue, rain water and tables available. A composting toilet is available as is a solar and rocket shower system. Colloquially known as God's Country the property is conveniently located 1hr 20 mins from Adelaide, 14 mins from Victor Harbor, and 20 mins from Pt Elliot, Middleton, Waitpinga and Parson's beach, Hindmarsh Falls and Normanville. Other nearby localities are Deep Creek National Park, Newland Conservation Park, Springmount National Park, Granite Island and the Kangaroo Island ferry. The popular Belicious Belgium Cafe is a 60 min walk or 5 minute drive from the campsite. Walkers on the Heysen trail can access the campsite 100 metres away. An erected walker's tent is available for booking. The tent is located away from the campsite in the middle of the scrub and has chairs, tables and a fire pit for walkers use. Please note that the campsite has a no noise/music policy after 9pm The Scrub Campsite was honored to have won 1st place for best campsite in South Australia for 2024. All campers are to respect other campers and the land that they are camping on. Plelease We look forward to welcoming you to The Scrub Campsite!
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McLaren Vale National Park View

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Mc Laren Vale, SA
We have 20 acres at picturesque McLaren Vale, backing onto the Onkaparinga Gorge National Park. Set up camp on our open field and enjoy sea views and fantastic sunsets, as well as spot local wildlife from your camp chair, including kangaroos and many native bird species. The National Park has numerous walking trails to explore, and we are only a few minute's drive away from many wineries, local shops, restaurants and local beaches. It's an ideal base camp to explore this popular region. All campers must be self-contained, with their own camp toilet and we kindly ask you to take all waste when you go. Pet friendly!
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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 3 friendly dogs, 4 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. Topspot which has lovely views and is quite secluded amongst the tree tops. This site is suitable for tents and camper trailers (need reasonable backing skills and 4WD) The Laneway which is close to the babbling creek is suitable for those with a small caravan, or motorhome, 2WD etc, along with tent campers. (but would struggle with large caravans/motorhomes - please check with hosts) (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) - Please note this site is currently closed due to stock rotation.) If you have any doubts about which to book, please ask. AUTUMN/WINTER MONTHS: if we receive considerable rain the trek up to the 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.
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Harry’s Rockleigh Bush Camp

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Rockleigh, SA
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Harry's Rockleigh Bush Camp. The campsites are on lovely flat camping areas amongst native trees, overlooking adjacent fields. Enjoy bird watching or walking part of the Lavender Trail which passes near camp. Relax at the communal campfire (depending on fire regulations). Sit back and listen to live music when available. There are two camping areas, both offering an enormous amount of space, and great sunrises. We have available bush toilets, showers and a camp kitchen with gas BBQ. Pets welcome. The property is around an hour out of Adelaide, and Murray Bridge is less than half an hour drive away.As a bonus, a trip with Harry in his wagon drawn by his two Clydesdale horses, George and Henry can be arranged at a modest price!
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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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Cockatoo Valley Tiny Vacations

7 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Cockatoo Valley, SA
This 20 acre working property is dedicated to our horses, dogs, birds and relaxing! We have recently moved to 19D Cockatoo Valley so it's just the beginning. You are welcome to wander into the big paddock and get a close up view of the big Solar tracking system that services the property. It is also through this gate you go to access the walking trails and continue on to explore the scrub area where many native birds come and go including kookaburras. The line of trees planted in the gully area are dedicated koala forage trees so also wander down there and have a look and see if you can spot one. Your relaxed property walk will take you past paddocked sheep (they may run up to you if they think you have something for them to eat. Cut apples or carrots into pieces for them ) Rams and Whethers are together in their own paddock, alpacas Sebastion and Bobby are in with the Ewes and any lambs at the time protecting them from predators in another paddock. There are horses, Dallas the mule (please do not enter their paddocks) , wild ducks at the dam, as well as our ducks and geese if they are out of their enclosure that day. There are raceways between all paddocks to continue your walk all around the property. Beware of the electric fencing though, it hurts if you touch it! We also have some very friendly chooks and turkeys that LOVE to say hello and be hand fed. Small amount of bread or preferably small chopped up pieces of apple, carrot, grapes and especially watermelon! Feel free to give them any food scraps you might have. We also have a family of magpies will enjoy any meat scraps you leave for them too. Campsites 1, 2 and 3 are on the right hand side as you drive in via the automatic opening gate which you will be given access to once we have added your mobile number to the system after you have booked. We are currently planting more native shrubs and trees in this area to encourage even more bird life plus provide future windbreaks and further divide sites. From this area you will see the most spectacular sunsets and be able to have an open campfire during winter season. The Dam It site, Tree line site and Solar paddock site are through another gate on the left hand side opposite site 3/ the paddock with the solar panels in it ....before you reach our residence, aviaries and toilet. It is also through this gate you go to access the walking trails. Besides sitting back relaxing reading a book with a nice local wine in your hand there are other nearby options to fill your days while staying on our property. Take a short drive down Goldsfield Rd to the Mining Museum and hiking trails. A few KM's towards Williamstown stop in and see the Whispering Wall, built between 1899 and 1903, for its time of construction the dam was deemed a revolutionary engineering marvel. Sounds and voices, even a whisper can be clearly heard at the other end of the dam more then 100 meters away. Continue on through Williamstown and hire a kayak and explore the Warren Reservoir with the resident pelicans. The Warren reservoir was built on the South Para River between 1914 and 1916. Mt Crawford forest is then another short drive on where you can hike, ride and picnic and be guaranteed to see kangaroos in their natural habitat. We are also ideally located being at the gateway to numerous wineries, take your e-bike and explore the towns in the Barossa Valley which are linked with rose lined bitumen trails, explore the shops, cafes and enjoy delectable food, stop in at the Lavender Farm, treat yourself to a scenic flights with Barossa Helicopters or challenge yourself at Barossa Bowland and fantastic themed Dinosaur mini golf just to name even more options! Less than 10 minute drive from our front gate will have you at the lovely town of Lyndoch where the local IGA is a handy stop for those emergency essentials as well as the local bakery, craft shop, pub, post office, Lord of Lyndoch restaurant, Table Cafe Kies winery for starters. 10 Minures the other direction will see you at a new suburb Springwood which has a variety of shops and a Chemist, couple minutes further will have you at the lovely town of Gawler. The visitor center here is also home to local artists to exhibit their works. Like to kayak? Well a short drive will take you to spectacular opportunities to do so. Hire is also available at the site at different times of the year. Love exploring by bike? You are at the heartland of multiple trails you can access too. Local bike hire options are available too. As you can see, you have plenty of options to tailor your stay to suit the type of experience you are after. No responsibility taken for any injury or accident to Campers, their property and pets while camping at Tiny Vacations. Pets are welcome but must be under control, dogs on a lead at all times due to stock onsite and neighboring properties. Veterinary costs/wound care costs etc to any stock caused by campers pets will be at the owners cost.
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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 campers do not have access to facilities. Limited Telstra ph service and no wifi. Check in from time from 1.00pm. Check out is strictly 10.30 unless pre organised with management. 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). All Rubbish is to be taken home by campers, with the policy of what you bring you take home and leave nothing. Scroll down for Map of location. Check in time from 1.00pm. check out by 10.30am.
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Cooinda Retreats - RV and Camp Stay

9 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Victor Harbor, SA
Welcome to Camp Stays at Cooinda Retreats! Exciting News! 🌟 We're thrilled to introduce our brand-new nature-based camping experience at Cooinda Retreats RV and Campground Stays! This exclusive, immersive alternative to big park stays offers more space and even more fun. Get ready to spread out and enjoy the great outdoors like never before! Why Choose Cooinda Retreats? 🌳 Cooinda Retreats is a 100% Not-for-Profit organisation, so every stay helps fund valuable services for disadvantaged and marginalised community groups. When you camp with us, you're not just having an amazing time – you're making a difference! Important Info for a Fantastic Stay: 🌿 Hipcamp Vibes: Remember, we're a Hipcamp bushland site, not a caravan park. Check out Hipcamp's website for helpful info on what to expect. 🌿 Spacious Sites: Our large, well-cared-for sites offer stunning views and plenty of room to roam. 🌿 Location, Location, Location: Nestled at the foothills of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula, our 8 unique sites provide breath-taking bushland and ocean views. Site Details: Site 1: Electric and dog fence friendly – a premium spot! Sites 2 & 3: Premium large sites with power (15amp to 10amp adaptor available). Gorgeous views and lots of grass. Sites 4 & 5: Large general sites with great views and space. Site 6: Premium bushland site – perfect for nature lovers. Sites 7 & 8: Large premium non-powered sites with lush lawns and incredible views. Amenities: 🚿 Stay Self-Contained: Portable showers and toilets are available, but we recommend bringing your own toilet paper. ♻️ Waste Management: Please take your rubbish with you as we don't provide a rubbish service. 💧 Potable Water: Available at all sites. 🍳 Camp Kitchen & Wi-Fi: Enjoy our extensive camp kitchen and Wi-Fi across the park. Good to Know: #Victor Harbor Dump Point: Located 3 km from our park for your convenience. Please don't empty your cassettes into our portable toilets, that's simply not what they are there for and would be very unfair! #No Noise Policy: Quiet hours are from 10:30pm to 6:30am – let's keep the retreat peaceful for everyone. #Safety First: Discreet CCTV cameras are situated around the site for your safety. #Reviews: We love hearing from you! Please remember we're a genuine Not-for-Profit charity before leaving feedback. A simple message can usually resolve any issues. #Our site is multipurpose, with a group accommodation area adjacent. Final Tips: # Check individual site details for the best fit. # Enjoy the spacious lawns but avoid placing mats on them. # Remember, you're in a bushland setting – bring bug repellent! # Winter fires allowed in BYO fire pits on our designated hard surface. Fire wood available for $15 onsite. We can't wait to welcome you to Cooinda Retreats! Get ready for a unique, nature-filled adventure that supports a great cause. See you soon! 🌞🌿🛶
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The Valley of Eden - Barossa

1 site · RV, Tent160 acres · Eden Valley, SA
A working cattle farm with beautiful Poll Hereford cattle roaming the 160-acre block. The Marne River flows down through the block with ancient indigenous canoe trees dotted along the river which flows for approx 10 months of the year. Walk to the the top of the block for 180 degree views of Eden Valley and surrounds. Your booking will give you exclusive rights to camping, so no need to worry about noisy neighbours! Canoe Trees and the Marne River Take a stroll along the river, looking for canoe trees. First Nations people of the lower Murray River formerly made large canoes from the bark of Red Gum trees. They used canoes to transport goods and move long distances along the river system. The Marne River in southeast South Australia starts below Eden Valley at an elevation of 366m and ends at an elevation of 5.06m flowing into the River Murray. The Marne River drops around 361m over its 69.5km length. https://www.acmi.net.au/works/111350--aboriginal-canoe-trees-of-the-murray/ History of Eden Valley The land of the Ngadjuri People, Traditional Owners of the Eden Valley region. South Australia’s beautiful Eden Valley, known as the garden of grapes and gums, is one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine regions characterised by its rugged beauty and varied topography. Eden Valley was named by the surveyors of the area after they found the word "Eden" carved into a tree. The beautiful rolling hills of the region create a natural diversity in mesoclimate determined by altitude, aspect and slope, which also naturally impacts the soil type. It is therefore critical to match the correct grape variety and site. Overall, the region is characterised by cooler conditions than its famous neighbour, the Barossa Valley, and as such the final stages of ripening and harvesting take place in cooler temperatures. Eden Valley wines are distinctive in their character, displaying wonderful aromatics, elegance, complexity and finesse. Eden Valley shares a proud German heritage with it's neighbour the Barossa Valley, collectively known as the Barossa region. English and German immigrants settled here in the early to mid-19th century, establishing the township in the 1860s. With a wine-making history dating back to 1847, Eden Valley is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz and Riesling vineyards. We are a family of 5 with 3 children who love to explore and learn about the history of the places we visit. So, we hope you enjoy this little snippet! Please note: May 2024 - As it as been the driest summer in over 100 years please be mindful of your fire even after fire ban has lifted. Make sure you have a shovel and adequate water incase of a spreading fire. Clear a nice patch around your comfort fire, until we have green grass again in winter! Due to the dry conditions we have had to move our stock from this paddock as the dams have dried up. They will be back soon as will the full creeks and dams!
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Belair National Park Holiday Park

107 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Adelaide, SA
Situated in the beautiful Belair National Park this holiday park is made for those looking to surround themselves in the gorgeous wilderness of South Australia. Only 11km south of the CBD and ideal for families, couple getaways and nature lovers; we’ve designed this accommodation to truly allow you to be one with nature. With cabins, glamping tents, cottages and spaces for camping there is an accommodation option for everyone.We want guests to enjoy all the luxuries when camping so you can stay as long as you want with all facilities you will need; whilst never taking away from the beautiful surrounds.
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Chestnut Grove

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Basket Range, SA
Set on a hillside plateau within a fruit and nut orchard , the single campsite provides a sheltered area with plenty of wildlife to let you know you are out of suburbia ( eg wedge tail eagles, rosellas , cockatoos , blue wrens and some resident kangaroos ... ( you may also see a koala . ( however drop bears are almost extinct here ) ) Secluded but connected ... Why travel more than you have to to escape and get back to basics? You can set up camp and be sipping a wine or hot drink in the grove tranquility in less than an hour from most suburbs . Interstaters, this is 15 mins from Magill and about 40 mins to the CBD / small caravans ok . Rove on the property or Rock climb at nearby Morialta falls / hike Cleland / Mt Lofty or use the Grove as a base to expore the nearby Heysen trail , the many bakeries , eateries , wineries, breweries and distilleries nearby . Visit historic Marble Hill residence on open days, or enjoy many of the many events the Adelaide hills has on offer. ( Medieval fair / Adelaide rally / SALA / bay to Birdwood / Anzac to name a few ) Enjoy a complimentary box of Marble Hill Water on arrival ... Roast some chestnuts * over the campfire or gather some wild blackberries* , or mushrooms *. ( * in season ) . Pls Note Guests are provided a basis toilet / waste disposal area and your self contained outdoor showers are welcome . LPG bottles , some essential camp supplies ( inc marshmallows ) are available to purchase via eft once on site . Pet waste must be removed and any onsite rubbish must be placed in the roadside wheelie bin on departure .
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Adelaide Hills Magical Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Balhannah, SA
Located on 25 acres of beautiful bushland, a chestnut tree grove and paddocks with stunning views you will find our magical retreat. There are 4 sites to choose from, all peaceful spots with an abundance of natural wildlife plus a family of deer who often visit. We are just 15 minutes drive from Mount Lofty where you can enjoy some of the many trails available and see cascading waterfalls, scenic gorges and lush fern gullies brimming with bush birds and wildflowers. There are a number of great wineries in the area all with excellent wines and local produce you can enjoy. We also have several gin distilleries. We are a short walk to Wotton's Scrub (Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park) and close to Hahndorf, Oakbank and Stirling. Campers must be self contained with their own camping toilet and water and take all rubbish with them on departure. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.
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Caravan camping near McLaren Vale with campfires guide

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Looking to go camping near McLaren Vale, South Australia? Hipcamp has over 120 options for you to choose from, with accommodations ranging from Tarlee - Serenity (194 reviews), Breakaway Farmstay (158 reviews), to Pymbroke (96 reviews). Whether you're into wildlife watching, fishing, or boating, there's something for everyone. Plus, you'll enjoy popular facilities like toilets, campfires, and rubbish facilities. With an average price per night of $25 and options as low as $8, you're sure to find the perfect camping experience for your next adventure.

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