The best camping near Coorong National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Coorong National Park adventure.

Discover the coastal walks, wetlands, and wildlife of the Coorong Lagoon.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Coorong National Park


Coorong Island Retreat

11 sites · Lodging, RVs21 acres · Meningie, SA
Staying at the Coorong Island Retreat, you’re a guest of nature – slumbering, playing, and exploring the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong - the region embodies all of nature’s brilliance and boasts a breathtaking scenery, and remarkable Australian wildlife. Around the property there are options to venture out on a boat, bushwalking on nature trials, biking to Coorong, 4WD off-roading at Coorong National Park or tasting adventure at Langhorne Creek. It is ideal for boating – it’s a fishers and birdwatchers paradise. Coorong Island Retreat is suitable for self contained campers with their own toilet/shower facilities. Family groups, camp fires (Fire Danger Season Restrictions Apply) and well behaved pets are welcome. Please note, we have unfenced livestock (Sheep and Alpacas) at the property. around the camp sites. This property is unsuitable for tents and swags as this region often gets windy. It's a rural property, expect a few prickles within the pastures.
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Jury Road Orchard - Farm Stay

3 sites · RVs, TentsMeningie, SA
Jury Road Farm Stay has spectacular views of Kennedy Bay, Lake Albert and The Coorong and is a private retreat for guests travelling to both the Coorong and the SA Motorsport Park, #TheBend.From your camp you will be able to enjoy stellar views with big skies and colourful, dreamy sunsets. There is lots of birdlife around the water's edge.  We are located only five (5) minutes from Meningie and on the doorstep of the Coorong National Park, this is the perfect place to plan your exploration of the iconic Coorong wetlands and sanctuary.Jury Road Farm Stay at Jury Road, Meningie is suitable for self contained campers. You will need to bring your own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water.Pets welcome. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place (usually between October - April).
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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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Milang Farm Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Milang, SA
We have 43 beautiful acres half way between Goolwa and Strathalbyn. We are located walking distance from lake alexandrina, we’re there are plenty of activities to do such as fishing, boating, and more. There is abundance of wildlife with our resident mob of kangaroos stoping by daily it’s a bird watchers paradise. This site is a 4 minute walk from the main house and is completely private. The property has its own private road so plenty of room for kids to ride their bikes, we have horses and cows that guests are welcome to feed over the fence. The town of milang has its own mini mart and cafe and on weekends the train museum is open for viewing. Must be self contained and leave no trace.
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The best camping near Coorong National Park guide



South Australia’s coast doesn’t get much wilder than the Coorong National Park. Stretching for more than 140km along the Coorong Lagoon, it’s an untamed expanse of rolling dunes, wildlife-filled wetlands, and near-deserted beaches. Seaside walks and 4WD beach trails afford spectacular views of the Southern Ocean, or you can take to the water to boat, kayak, and fish along the lagoon. Bird watchers will be in their element here, too, with over 200 species of birds to spot, including the Australian pelican. Sixteen campgrounds provide plenty of variety from hike- or boat-in tent campsites to beachside caravan sites or sleeping on the beach in a swag.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: 42 Mile Crossing Campground has spacious unpowered sites suitable for caravans, camper trailers, and tents. 
  • Best for beach views: Ocean Beach provides tent and swag camping right on the beach, but you’ll need a 4WD and a permit.  
  • Best for escaping the crowds: 28 Mile Crossing Campground has five unpowered sites accessible by 2WD and suitable for caravans.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Advance booking is required for all campgrounds, including boat-in, hike-in, and beach campsites. 
  2. You can book your campsite online via the South Australia National Parks & Wildlife Service website up to 12 months in advance. 
  3. Campsites can book up fast during peak season (December-Feb), so book at least three months in advance.

When to go

Summer and autumn (November through April)are the most popular times to visit Coorong National Park, when the warm, dry weather is ideal for camping and beach activities. Winter visitors may find access is limited to certain parts of the park, although there are some great bird-watching opportunities along the coast. Whatever time of year you visit, it’s important to pay attention to the tides—beach driving should always be timed for low tide.

Know before you go

  • Coorong National Park is located about a 2.5-hour drive south of Adelaide, and there are various access points off the Princes Highway. There are five crossings between the beach and lagoon at Tea Tree, 42 Mile, 32 Mile, Wreck, and 28 Mile. Parts of the park are only accessible by 4WD.
  • There is no admission fee for the park, but booking fees apply for all campsites. 
  • Facilities within the park are limited, so bring everything you need with you, including sun protection, insect repellent, food, and drinking water. There are toilets, picnic areas, boat ramps, and non-potable water sources available. 
  • The risk of bushfires is high from November through April, and a total fire ban may be put in place at certain times. Wood fires are only permitted in the designated area on Ocean Beach, but gas fires and stoves are permitted year-round, except on days of a total fire ban.
  • There are accessible restrooms, campsites, and parking at Coorong National Park.

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