The best camping near Mount Remarkable National Park

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

Dramatic canyons and cheeky wildlife await just a few hours’ drive from Adelaide.  

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Yabbie Farm Bush Camp

7 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Wilmington, SA
Come and camp on our sustainable yabbie farm! A 500-acre property that sits on an aquifer with unlimited fresh water. We have seven plus sites available for self-contained campers. You will need to be self-sufficient and leave no trace. You can pick your own spot and there is plenty of space - so you can be as secluded as you wish! All flat area We offer a yabbie catching experience, contact us first for availability, $30 per person. There are lots of bird species and wildlife here, as well as sheep roaming around. You are welcome to enjoy a controlled campfire, and there is free firewood available. Fresh water available. The property is located 12kms from the township of Wilmington, a sleepy country town boasting panoramic views (both Hancock's Lookout and Horrocks Pass) and some impressive walking trails through the Flinders Ranges in the area. In Wilmington, you will find a pub, a general store, coffeeshop and a variety of museums and a dumping spot. We, your hosts, Anjo and Rob, live pretty much self-sufficient here - with solar power, water, vegetables, fruit, eggs, chicken meat, sheep meat, yabbies and marron. Everything is recycled, and nothing goes to waste - what we and the chickens and the sheep don’t eat will go to the compost/worm farm. The compost is reused in the veggie garden, excess eggs are boiled and fed to the yabbies and chooks, excess veggies will go to chooks, ducks and sheep. We grow carrots to feed to the yabbies. It’s a great lifestyle and we love it! Our farm is a great homebase to explore the Flinders. Explore the views and walks around Mount Remarkable, Mount Maria and Mount Brown, as well as the amazing sunrises and sunsets and starry night sky. There is an abundance of nearby hiking and biking opportunities including Alligator Gorge. Seasonal farm produce available on request. Options available for longer stays. If you would like to have a hands-on experience on a sustainable farm you could stay for free for 2 weeks (we can be flexible) in return for some caretaking while we visit our grandkids on Kangaroo Island. Jobs would be feeding animals, collect eggs and water vegetables. Contact us if you are interested in caretaking. Hope to meet you all.
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Heggies Hill Bush Camp

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Tarcowie, SA
Bush camping and Glamping in native South Australian scrubland. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Southern Flinders Ranges with sheep and cattle roaming in the surrounding paddocks. This is the perfect hub for day trips where travelers can explore the beauty of the Mid North and return for sunset and dinner around a campfire. Our camp is 720m above sea level with one the best views overlooking the Southern Flinders Ranges! We are so lucky to have the historic Tarcowie pub open down the road just 6 minutes away, open for meals and beers. Bush campers should plan to be self-sufficient, there is a full flush toilet for use and untreated water for use at every site. However there are no showering facilities or drinking water provided. Glampers at Canoee's Realm have full amenities. Please note: each site has a picture included of the actual site, the other photos are general photos from Heggies Hill Bush Camp. Check us out on Instagram @HeggiesHillBushCamp or on Facebook! We love seeing photos from your stay with us.
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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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Maverick's Rest - Alpaca Farm Stay

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Peterborough, SA
Welcome to Maverick's Rest, a serene escape tucked away on the outskirts of Peterborough, South Australia, and connected with our working alpaca farm and newly planted lavender paddocks. Only 700m off the main Petersburg Road (entry off Dawson Road), Our bush campsites offer a blend of natural beauty, rustic charm, and unforgettable experiences, with each carefully positioned amongst old native pines, offering views of both sunrise and sunset, along with views of open farmland, distant hills, and animals doing their thing. Each site features a level pad to keep you out of the dirt and the prickles, while defining your spot. There are also firepits and bins on each site. We currently require all campers to be fully self-contained, providing their own toilet, water, and power for a true off-grid experience. We are a work-in-progress and constantly chipping away at making things even better! The centrepiece of the campsite is an absolutely stunning stone ruin. We wish the walls could talk to tell us its story! We are currently working on making this space accessible to all our guests - with a communal fire pit and seating areas opening soon. In the mean time fell free to have a look through, it makes for gorgeous photos. Want more? - Add on an Alpaca Meet and Greet Experience, where you can meet and hand-feed our friendly alpaca herd, capturing selfies and learning fascinating facts about these amazing creatures. We are a working alpaca farm and during this experience you will meet our alpacas, llamas, camels and naughty pig! Book here as an add-on for a discounted rate and to have this experience outside of our normal opening hours if you are travelling through on days our Farm Shop is closed. Late afternoon is always a busy time with feeding all the different animals and you and the kids could be involved in that if you wish as part of this experience. - Indulge in our breakfast pack, featuring farm-fresh eggs, bacon, and yummy sausages from our award winning butcher. Planning a group getaway? Take advantage of our group booking options and have the entire camp to yourselves, accommodating up to 8-10 vehicles for an exclusive retreat. Get in touch with us to find out more about these options. We are pet-friendly, however, please note that all animals must be supervised and kept on a lead at all times. As a working farm, we kindly ask that you refrain from allowing your animals to interact with ours for everyone's safety and peace of mind. Only 2.5km from the centre of the main street, use us as a base to explore Peterborough and surrounds. Escape the ordinary and create lasting memories at Maverick's Rest as you travel through our region! PS: We have a number of very very special and fun trees in the stand of old trees around the camp sites. You may come across them during your stay! More details are sent through to you after booking. PPS: Maverick was the name of our favourite stud male alpaca, and the dad to many of our babies. He was on TV, in weddings and the star of many a photo shoots. A true character, you would have loved him - just like we hope you love this campsite.
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Pichi Richi Park

8 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Quorn, SA
Pichi Richi Park is our family owned and operated property, 13km south of Quorn in the heart of the Pichi Richi Pass. We have plenty of campsites, including bush campsites that are secluded and private, along with campsites that are much closer to our bathrooms, group accommodation, kitchens and bush cabins. Here at Pichi Richi Park, there are a number of signposted walking tracks ranging in distance from a few km up to a 10km+ loop. The Heysen Trail comes through our property for nearly 7km and some of our own walking tracks link with the Heysen as it meanders through our property. You can also ride your mountain bike around and the Mawson Bike Trail is not far away. We have over 1,000 acres of land around our accommodation that we do not graze as we are allowing this beautiful piece of Aussie outback to return to its original and pristine state. We are not a caravan park, so all campers and caravanners that come here get a fair bit of space and nobody is on top of anyone else. Quorn is our local town and is 13km away to the north. Quorn has 2 pubs, a number of cafes and a little supermarket that is open from 7am to 8pm 7 days a week. Feel free check out our website at www.pichirichipark.com.au and we look forward to hosting you here one day at Pichi Richi Park.
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Spear Creek Holiday Park

115 sites · RVs, Tents21000 acres · Wilmington, SA
Spear Creek is more than just another Holiday Park. Set immediately adjacent to the Western slopes of the Flinders Ranges in the middle of a 21,000 acre working sheep station providing privacy, security and an experience like no other. Spear Creek is located 25 kilometres south-east of Port Augusta, only 12km off Highway 1. Our eastern boundary follows the summit of the ranges north from Horrocks Pass, with walking trails through deep gorges to range top views of upper Spencer Gulf. The Holiday park is nestled amongst 600 year old river red gums adjacent to the ranges. You may meet any of the three different species of kangaroos, echidnas, or 85 species of birds including wedge-tail eagles and peregrine falcons who call Spear Creek home. The owner operators of this tourism business are fourth generation, whose families have been farmers and graziers on this land for over 130 years.
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The best camping near Mount Remarkable National Park guide

Overview

About

About 50 kilometres southeast of Port Augusta and 270 kilometres north of Adelaide, Mount Remarkable National Park contains some spectacular canyons and is a popular wildlife-spotting and hiking destination, with short and long trails. There are several campsites as well as cabins for travellers who want a bit more comfort. The park is a must-visit stop on road trips through South Australia, or because it’s about three hours’ drive north of Adelaide, it can also be visited on a weekend trip from the city.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Large Mambray Creek Campground has flushing toilets and showers
  • Best for quiet nights: Baroota Campground has just 10 sites.
  • Best for groups: Alligator Lodge sleeps up to 10 people in 3 rooms.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Check the availability on the dates you want to visit–certain campgrounds and accommodation are sometimes closed for repairs or for seasonal or weather-related reasons.
  2. Book campgrounds and cabins online via the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia website. You can choose your dates and number of people in your party, and adjust according to availability.
  3. Campgrounds and cabins are most popular in the spring and autumn, so book as far in advance if possible if you want to visit in these seasons, or if your group is large.

When to go

April to October is the best time to visit Mount Remarkable National Park for camping, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Temperatures are most comfortable then. Summers can be extremely hot and dry, and the risk from bushfires is very high. The park is closed when the fire risk reaches “catastrophic” levels. Most campers won’t find sleeping in a tent or hiking to be comfortable in the summer.

Know before you go

  • Bring plenty of water when camping and hiking in the park. There are some water points within the park but the availability of water depends on seasonal rainfall and shouldn’t be relied upon.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets can be found at the Mambray Creek Campground and at Willowie. Other locations in the park have basic toilets. 
  • Campers should bring their own firewood, as gathering it isn’t allowed in the park. Fires aren’t allowed during bushfire danger season.
  • The park is home to a lot of wildlife, and much of it isn’t shy. Look out for goannas, emus, kookaburras, echidnas, parrots, and eagles.

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