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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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Hillside Nature Experience

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Glossop, SA
Gentle hillside looking out onto thousands of acres of protected native land. Free to explore all of it by foot, car, or otherwise. Pets most welcome 😊. The property has a full glamping site with queen bed, kitchen, hot shower and toilet. Sleeps up to 6 people. For camping or caravan, please feel free to choose the spot you like best.
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Bella Laguna, Kingston on Murray

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Kingston On Murray, SA
THE PERFECT RETREAT FOR YOUR FAMILY OR SMALL GROUP Bella-Laguna is a private 10-acre property which lies next to a gorgeous lagoon and close to the river Murray. Enjoy the great views of the lagoon frontage and property wetland with its abundance of wildlife and vegetation. With our resident family of Kangaroos, many species of birds such as pelicans, ducks, parrots and swallows (just to name a few) you will witness first-hand the beauty of what this region has to offer. To fill your days there is a track for walkers and cyclists between the lagoon and the end of the property. The lagoon frontage provides access to our inflatable pontoon for launching your own kayak or tinny on the water to view more of the serene surroundings. Take a stroll over the property where you will also see diverse vegetation at a much closer range. This property is set apart by providing access to the full 10 acres where you can choose a location and paint your next masterpiece, write the next best seller or just sit, relax and unwind. Imagine sitting under the stars in front of your own firepit (subject to usual regulations) at the end of the day and enjoying a chilled glass of your favourite beverage amongst this beautiful naturally inspiring setting. Options for camping include near lagoon frontage and top of the property where you can park your vehicle, RV, caravan, pitch a tent or set a swag. Property amenities are located next to the camp kitchen only and consist of a toilet and shower with hot and cold water. The camp kitchen provides electrical outlets, hot and cold rainwater (potable), oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle. Pets are welcome on or off lead as the property is fenced, however you must ensure they present no danger to our resident wildlife. Dispersed sites means there are several sites where you can camp ; 3 good sites by the lagoon with fire pits There is no power or toilets at the lagoon however the amenities are at the camp kitchen near the entrance to the property. You can camp by the kitchen where there is lawn and all the amenities. You will need to bring your own firewood for the fire pits. The fallen branches and timber that lie naturally on the property are not to be used for firewood. We can provide firewood in bags of 15 kilos for $18 if pre requested However the local hardware store in Barmera and some service stations also sell bags of wood for burning. Riverland towns in the area include Kingston on Murray and being very close by, not only boasts a beautiful lawned area with boat launching facilities to the Murray River but also home to Kingston Estate Winery and is located a short drive from Banrock Station. For supplies, the town of Barmera with its variety of local shops, hospitality options and being home to Lake Bonney is just a short 10 min drive away. Waikerie, Berri, Renmark and Loxton also offer gateways to a variety of other local wineries and produce found in the Riverland. This is a pristine property with some wetlands on the property where there are abundant birds and wildlife, please remember this is their home! We would love to have you come and enjoy our unique property!
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The best camping near Murray River National Park guide



Come and explore the Murray River National Park. The park provides ample opportunity for a variety of recreational activities such as walking, bike riding, canoeing, bird watching and bush camping. Designated camping areas, with toilets (in selected areas) and parking facilities as well as walking trails and a self-guided drive trail are established over several areas in the park. This park enables the conservation of more than 14,879 hectares and includes a vast network of Murray River wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences. Murray River National Park is divided into six separate areas: Katarapko, Lyrup Flats, Kingston-on-Murray, Paringa Paddock, Gurra Gurra and Bulyong Island. As these areas are separated by towns, visitors will need to ensure they familiarise themselves with maps of the region.

The traditional home to the Erwirung people, and covering over 14,879 hectares, the Murray River National Park is Australian wilderness at its best. With the mighty Murray River at its heart, a vast network of wetlands, striking cliffs and abundant wildlife and wildflowers, this is the place to hike, bike, kayak, birdwatch, and of course, camp. Indigenous cultural sites, including graves, middens and canoe trees, exist throughout the park. The park comprises three separate areas that are intersected by towns: Katarapko (Winkie), Lyrup Flats (Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (Renmark). Designated camping areas, some with toilets, are located at all three. Hard core adventurers can opt for a rough-and-ready bush experience.

When to Go

While you can visit the park year round, autumn and spring are ideal, when the temperatures are mild (and not too hot) and the wildflowers and waters are at their best. The summer months of January and February can be extremely hot.

Know Before You Go

  • Keep your eye on this website for up to date information on the status of the park relating to bushfires, floods and road and track closures.
  • There are no shower facilities at the sites. Toilet facilities, where they exist, are drop toilets.
  • Each area of Murray River National Park has different access points; be aware that distances are large.
  • Mobile phone coverage can be extremely patchy throughout the park.
  • You must take your rubbish with you on departure.

Notable Campgrounds

  • Best for families: Booky Cliffs campground faces the magnificent Booky Cliffs and accommodates both small caravans, camper trailers and tents. Excellent wildlife spotting opportunities: echidnas, goannas kangaroos, and brushtail possums.
  • Best for birdwatchers: The campgrounds in the Katarapko area comprises floodplains and wetlands and is the ideal place for birdwatching, especially waterbirds. Has well spaced-out sites.
  • Best for canoeing: Bulyong Island is accessible by boat only and is the spot to explore the waterways above Renmark (the ramp is at Goolwa). There’s wildlife galore, too, including western grey kangaroos, emus, pelicans and kingfishers.

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  1. All reservations must be made online at National Parks & Wildlife Service South Australia. For those unable to do so, you can book in person at a number of offices as listed on the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife.
  2. High season is summer holidays, when it’s best to reserve ahead.

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