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Coward Springs

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Coward Springs Campground, on the Oodnadatta Track is an oasis in the driest part of outback South Australia. Campground trees can be seen from afar in the flat open landscape. The campground offers safe, low-key, sheltered and peaceful camping. Most campsites are in the shade and shelter of trees and date palms planted when this was a thriving railway siding on the old Ghan Railway Line. Other sites are sheltered by native trees and shrubs. There are no generators after 5pm or in the mornings. Facilities are built from recycled railway and telegraph line materials that capture a sense of Outback South Australia. Many campers extend their stay to explore the ‘natural spa’ nestled among the wetland rushes, revitalising after being ‘on the road’ and the Engine Drivers Cabin, one of two heritage listed railway buildings, open for campers and day visitors to browse displays and artwork for sale. Entry or camping fees apply.