We are off to Port Augusta in a week or so and are wondering if anyone knows where there is a good ( free or low cost ) Camp site near there. ?
We are completely independent, as we have a generator, solar power and battery back-up.
I don't mind paying a reasonable amount but, not what the C/van Pks are asking now days, we will be in the area for about three weeks.
anywhere in the bush with easy access for the Bus and trailer would be great.
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ROWDYRABBIT1 wrote:YEP about 3 or 5 ks out of the pt heading for whyalla on the left hand side near big tanks very quiet.Or pt lonsdale 13ks north of whyalla turn left and follow to the end just past the gas cold showers toilets and water
YEP about 3 or 5 ks out of the pt heading for whyalla on the left hand side near big tanks very quiet.Or pt lonsdale 13ks north of whyalla turn left and follow to the end just past the gas cold showers toilets and water
They are actually about 26km from Pt Augusta but are a good spot.
There is even more seclusion when you turn right toward Perth, a short distance (5 k's or so) on the left there are places to pull off behind trees. Very nice.
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Those are the sort of places we will be looking for.
Maybe a bit cold but, we have good heaters.
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theres few places on way to Wilmington......26klm short of Pt Augusta
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sumware sumthyme wrote:I think you find site 750 in camps australia Power Station Rd will meet your needs was $7.50 a night when we were there couple of months ago. Nice meals in the footy club Friday Saturday and Sunday nights. Enjoy.
I think you find site 750 in camps australia Power Station Rd will meet your needs was $7.50 a night when we were there couple of months ago. Nice meals in the footy club Friday Saturday and Sunday nights. Enjoy.
I have been looking for site 750 in the Camps 5 book,
The S A section of camps 5 only goes up to 715,
Are you referring to the Camps 6 book ?
if so, has anyone any idea where this site may be in Camps 5 ?
This may be a bit far out of Pt Augusta for you at 60K. Near Mambray Creek in the Mount Remarkable National Park. But it is a fantastic place with clean toilets and a standard Nat Parks honour system payment of a few dollars per day. We stopped overnight here in June last year and it was a magic place with emus wandering around the place. Just copy and paste this into google maps search box and zoom into the green arrow.
The green arrow is where we parked the night we spent there.
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Howdy 03 troopy,
Thanks for that info,
I've had a look at the site through Google Maps and it looks nice and peaceful, well away from the Hoon Trail, which is fine by us.
I'm just wondering, How the Devil did you come across that place ?
seems to be a long way off the highway.
An extra 60 odd km will be nothing to us, after coming half way across the country from Perth.
Many thanks kiwijims.
Mount Remarkable National Park Baroota Creek Campground
Address/Town: Port Wakefield Road / Princes Highway (A1)
19 km NE of Port Germein or 46 km SE of Port Augusta or 45 km N of Port Pirie
Baroota Creek Campground is 200m from the national park entrance and opposite the Baroota Homestead ruins.
Phone No: (08) 8634 7068
Price: At the time of our stay - SA National Park entry fee of $8.50 + a camping fee of $6 per vehicle (ie $14.50) or purchase a SA National Parks Pass with a camping option attached (currently a 2 month pass with the camping option costs $58 which allow camping up to 4 nights at any one campground. See SA NP website for full details). Self registration and the ranger also drives around.
Sites: 11 x numbered sites spaced apart on a circular ring road and all on a dirt surface. Perimeter trees may provide some shade.
Amenities: Male and female drop toilets. Rainwater tank and a tap (not suitable for drinking).
Pet Friendly: No
Mobile Phone Reception: Patchy Next G but a friend had reception on iPhone (Virgin).
Conditions: Fire ban 1 November to 30 April. Gas fires only.
Campground fires in designated fire pits are permitted from 1 May to 31 October but wood is not to be gathered in the national park. A permit is required from The District Council of Mount Remarkable to collect firewood from the roadside outside the national park. You may bring your own wood or purchase plantation wood for a fee to the NP. For full details refer to signs at the amenities block or NP website.
A sign in the day use area states - Bush camping is not permitted during the fire danger season, please plan day walks only. During the fire danger season, camping is only allowed at Mambray Creek Campground.
Rubbish collection is not provided in the NP so bring something to take your rubbish out with you.
Generators are not permitted.
I have put it on my GPS for future trips north .....thanks troopy
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