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Camping on the Nullarbor, Eyre Peninsula - South Australia

By tent or caravan: go camping on the Eyre Peninsula

Camp under the stars on the Eyre Peninsula. You'll find caravan and camping spots across the region, in national parks and along the coast.

Get back to nature

Pitch your tent in a caravan park or camp under the stars. Sleep by blue waters or under gum trees. Get close to nature or enjoy the wide open spaces, peace and isolation of the wilderness.

The Eyre Peninsula has many camping spots. If you are travelling with kids, try one of the popular campgrounds with amenities. If you want something more secluded, head off-road and try a campground in a national park.

Camping at Tumby Bay

Set-up tent, relax and enjoy some fresh Eyre Peninsula seafood.

Lincoln National Park 

Lincoln National Park and Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area cover more than 30,000 hectares of the Eyre Peninsula’s southern tip.

The best camping spots in the national park are about 20 kilometres south of Port Lincoln. Here you have Surfleet Cove Campground which offers 20 camp sites and easy access to toilet facilities. There are sheltered open spaces and quiet bays, which are perfect for camping, hiking and fishing.

If you want to get as close to nature as possible, Memory Cove is the spot for you. It is cradled between two densely vegetated headlands and only 15 vehicles a day are allowed. You will need a gate key and permit to enter and these are available from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.

Gawler Ranges National Park

Gawler Ranges National Park is an ancient landscape, with volcanic rock domes that are more than 1500 million years old. Gawler Ranges is one of Australia’s newest national parks and is home to 21 rare and threatened species.

Wander through its deep gorges and come across animals such as the southern hairy-nosed wombat, hopping mouse and mallee fowl. Remember to bring your own food, water, firewood and fuel.

Coffin Bay National Park

If you don’t have a four-wheel drive (4WD), try camping at Yangie Bay or Avoid Bay in Coffin Bay National Park. Both have camping areas accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles. You will however need a four-wheel drive if you venture deeper into the park. There are remote campsites at Black Springs, Sensation Beach, Morgan’s Landing and The Pool.

For spectacular scenery, head to The Granites and High Cliff. There’s a seaside campground at Tractor Beach. Its calm waters are perfect for fishing or getting your feet wet. There are no amenities though, so make sure you are prepared.

Camping by the coast

If you prefer being closer to civilisation, there are many campgrounds in the towns along the Eyre Peninsula. On the west coast, the Shelly Beach Caravan Park has one kilometre of beach frontage with a campers’ kitchen and a playground for the kids. There's also great snorkelling and fishing off the beach.

Other coastal towns to consider for a camping holiday are Streaky Bay, Smoky Bay, Port Neill, Arno Bay and Mount Dutton Bay, where an honesty system applies.

You may require a camping or access pass for some national parks. Check with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources before you leave.

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Eyre Peninsula - home of adventure and seafood

Explore the Eyre Peninsula's rugged coastline, sumptuous seafood and discover unique landscapes like the Organ Pipes in the Gawler Ranges National Park

What to do on the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is Australia's Seafood Frontier. There is plenty to do; cage dive with sharks, swim with sea lions and eat one-kilogram oysters!