04 June 2018

Best Retreats for Every Camper in South Australia


From cozy nature retreats to rugged lakes near million-year-old landscapes... there’s an outdoor retreat for campers of every kind, especially those looking for that real “Artisan Australia” experience.  Here’s why I think South Australia is a great state worth adding to your itinerary for a camping experience.


1. For the paradise-seeker and beach lover – If you’re looking for campgrounds that aren’t far from a stunning beach, take the ferry from mainland South Australia to Kangaroo Island!  The island is the perfect place to be up close to native wildlife as well as secluded beaches like Vivonne Bay.  You’ll love some of the island’s natural wonders like Remarkable Rocks or Flinders Chase National Park.


2. For the Glamper – If you’re the camper who also prefers some of the comforts of home and close to civilization... and you happen to appreciate quality wine and food, then camping in the Limestone Coast with its scenic (and luxurious) campgrounds may be for you! The region is a 500km drive between two major cities, Adelaide and Melbourne, in addition to being Australia's top producer of premium red wine. 


3. For the Off-The-Beaten Track Seeker – If you’re looking for a unique form of camping, there are a variety of parks in Eyre Penninsula region, such as the Gawler Ranges National Park, which is an ancient landscape with volcanic domes, rugged rock formations, red soil that are millions of years old.  For something even more different, you can camp in an underground "dug-out" in Coober Pedy.  Coober Pedy is an entire underground town (to combat the desert heat) complete with shops, museums, churches, and so on, in an isolated area in the Outback—a much-recommended ‘Instagrammable’ experience to have!


4. For the Cultural-Seeker – Camping in outback-y regions like the Flinders Ranges gets travellers to ancient mountain ranges that span about 100 kilometres.  Wilpena Pound in particular is home to the home to Adnyamathanha people, and has been for tens of thousands of years—try a guided bushwalk tour to capture this spectacular area, while also being part of an authentic cultural experience.




Written By: Ryan (Destination Specialist)  

I love to include something unique in every Australian itinerary for travellers.  Camping is an incredible experience to have in Australia as it really connects travellers to the fascinating land and all its beauty.