The best camping near Murray River National Park

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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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Stockyard Plains, The Riverland

8 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Murbko, SA
The Riverland is an amazing place to visit, full of so many surprises! The variety in the landscape, from harsh limestone plains to beautiful rolling sandhills, to the beauty of the Murry River. There is so much wildlife to see especially when it comes to bird watching! And the area is full of history! In every town you will discover many historical facts and buildings, machines etc. We even have histroy right here on our property!-ruins of an old school. Oh, do I hear you love taking your horse out for trail rides? Well, here's the perfect place for that too! At the campsite - approx 2km away from the farmhouse - you have the privilege of being surrounded by natural scrublands and habitats on the plains. See our mallee, acacias, sugar woods, grevilleas, honeyeaters, wrens, finches, kangaroos, emus & more. And don't forget the stars!! Our night sky is amazing due to very low light interference. At times, wake up to the sounds of sheep bleating and drinking from the trough a few hundred meters away. We have a central campfire area for each site and a double sink connected to river water for washing up and a large prep area on sites 1 & 2. Also on site 1 & 2, just a short walk from the camp fire is an outdoor flushing toilet with hand basin-a luxury for a station stay! Often there are things happening on the farm. Feel welcome to ask if there is anything you can be a part of to add to your holiday experience! We may be moving sheep, shearing, crutching, fencing, feeding the farm animals, milking our house goats etc. Even come for a horse ride (further info in 'Extras")! Well behaved dogs are welcome, but please discuss this with us prior to booking and they must be on a lead at all time. Sites are family friendly. Please let us know if you have children so we can accommodate the pricing. We want you to have the best camp experience! If you are camping with friends, why not do a Group Booking? You will find this if you search "Stockyard Plains Group Booking" in the search bar. Come and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax and unwind in quiet of our county property. Please follow us on FB - Stockyard Plains Camping Instagram - Stockyard_plains_camp You Tube - S.A. Riverland Farming with the Olly's Nearest towns: Blanchetown - 20min Waikerie - 25 min Morgan - 45min
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Beautiful mallee field

4 sites · RVs, Tents5500 acres · Meringur, VIC
Come enjoy this flat, grassy site on 200 acres of high quality Mallee habitat. Or if you prefer, we also have a farm yard that is suitable for camping. There is water connected at this site. Located 1 hours from Mildura, 4 hours from Adelaide. Not far down the road you'll be able to swim and fish in the Murray River.
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Wompinni Station

9 sites · Lodging200 acres · Rufus, NSW
On the banks of the River Murray, Outback NSW. Surrounded by ancient sand dunes to the east and floodplains to the north, Wompinni Station caters for campers and off road vans with the best hot showers and toilets in the outback. Cabins available. Camp kitchen and BBQ on the river's edge. Pet friendly.
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Mallee Farm Paddocks

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Halidon, SA
The Mallee Farm Paddocks feature a natural landscape with both cleared land and mallee bush land. There is flat area, high ground or a natural hollow area all accessible by vehicle. Campers here will need to be fully self-sufficient with their own toilet/shower and cooking amenities. Pets are welcome (off leash), campfires permitted (outside of fireban season), there is a picnic table and rubbish facilities for you to use. The Mallee region is one of the driest places in the driest inhabited continent in the world. The nearby Murray River is the life-blood of our region, providing essential water. Our region is harsh yet it is amazingly beautiful. 🏕🏞
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The best camping near Murray River National Park guide

Overview

About

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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