Hipcamp host Michelle C.,
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We have an amazing rare spot where you can sit right on the Murray River bank and fish.  You can set up a tent within metres of the rivers edge or park your caravan/RV within 20 metres.  You will have a secluded, quiet spot for you to enjoy with your friends and dog.  Main town is only 2.5km away - good dog walking distance.   

Located on the mighty Murray River, this


We have an amazing rare spot where you can sit right on the Murray River bank and fish.  You can set up a tent within metres of the rivers edge or park your caravan/RV within 20 metres.  You will have a secluded, quiet spot for you to enjoy with your friends and dog.  Main town is only 2.5km away - good dog walking distance.   

Located on the mighty Murray River, this campsite has a cleared flat fruit block with 200 metres of exclusive Murray River frontage and limited shade.  Murray River National Park is divided into six separate areas and our region features two: the Lyrup Flats, 2,000 hectares along the floodplain on the northern side of the river. It provides wonderful opportunities for birdwatching and fishing. The Lock 4 and Eckert Creek area is a significant waterway that flows through the National Park and provides great canoe adventuring. Pelicans and other water birds, possums and kangaroos are common sights.

You will need to be self contained with own water supply and camping toilet/shower amenities. Pets on leashes are welcome. Campfires are permitted when a fireban is not in place. This campsite offers a good fishing spot for native fish. There are many fantastic places to visit nearby including the Riverland Wine Centre, 3 km to the National Parks, 5 km to canoes & boat hire facilities and 4km to the township of Berri for all your supplies.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Lachlan
Lachlan B.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2022

Loved the site would definitely stay again

Hipcamper Harrison
Harrison D.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2021

Lovely little spot along the river! Michelle is a very nice host and would highly recommend to anyone for a little getaway.

Hipcamper Shauna

Camping on the river murray

Shauna A.
recommends this listing.
December 17th, 2021

Beautiful spot right on the Murray River. Very gracious host! Beautiful sunsets.
Very close to the town of Berri in case you need to get any supplies. Lots to see and do in the Riverland within a short drive. Would go back again.
Thanks Michelle fir your hospitality.

Hipcamper Wendy

Leave the world behind

Wendy D.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2021

A beautiful spot - I sadly had to cut my trip short but if you are looking for a place that’s still close to Berri but simultaneously gives you a sense of being ‘out on your own’ this is for you. Michelle and her family were lovely and welcoming and the campsite is far enough from their home that you don’t feel awkward (not that I am a rowdy camper!) - for tent campers like me there’s a couple of good spots closer to the river you can set up and there’s a beautiful willow growing over the river which is picturesque and where I set up my ‘kitchen’. I was a last minute booking because the national parks closed due to bad weather and Michelle couldn’t have been more flexible and accommodating. I didn’t get much of a chance to fish before I had to leave but I was told that you can easily hook some silver perch and a net will catch you some shrimp to use for bait. It’s very peaceful (just me, the birds and some possums!) and great for anyone looking to camp who doesn’t want to be wall to wall with other tents or caravans at a park

Looking out from the campsite 
The view from the open tent was the Murray river 
Apparently this is the best spot to catch a few fish :) and a gorgeous view
Hipcamper Julie


Julie F.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2021

It is a great site for a relaxing stay. There is a level site for a caravan and plenty of room for tents. The birdlife is abundant and easy access to the river for kayaking. We had such lovely nights around the fire with a glass of red. Michelle is a wonderful host and will help you out with information and anything that you need eg firewood, eggs. If you want to get away from the crowds and relax by the river then this is the place for you.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy P.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

Murray River Retreat was awesome. It was great knowing we had secured a spot on the river for the long weekend. Michelle, the host, was fantastic and was great to communicate with through the booking process and during the stay. For caravans and camper trailers there is a large open flat piece of land to position yourself facing the river, although it is more of river glimpses through the trees and foliage if sitting by your van (if the tops of the shrubs were cut down the view would be great from top of bank). You can swag and take your chair down to the waters edge, where there is a fire pit but it would keep you fit running back to and fro. The pitch is quite exposed and we did have very strong winds over a long weekend so be prepared if its windy. The owners have planted a lot of young trees which when grown in a few years will provide some protection. The free range eggs were great and being able to purchase wood was another great way to reduce carrying weight on the trip. We did hire the generator too which again saved us weight not having to take ours. (Note: Add says fully fuelled but we had to purchase fuel). Overall a great dog-friendly pitch which is very close to all the amenities of Berri. We will definitely be back. Thanks Michelle.

Hipcamper Marie
Marie D.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Large space, flat ground for caravan and cars. Clean and quiet area with beautiful view of the river. Great communication from host, would definitely stay again.

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Hipcamper Ian

Relaxing river break

Ian M.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2021

Lovely peaceful camping spot overlooking the river with a variety of bird life. Michelle was helpful with a couple of questions we did have. Didn’t get to catch the big fish this time but look forward to coming again later in the year to have another crack!

‘Shirleys Chair’Camp A nice sunrise
Hipcamper Mark

Peaceful and scenic views!

Mark B.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

Beautiful and peaceful site. If you're looking to find a quite and relaxing site with amazing views, this is it! Hosts are super friendly and you only see/hear them when you need to. Would recommend a vehicle with higher clearance (or tent) if you want to get nice and close to the river!


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