Experience the adventure of camping in the Flinders Ranges and Outback. See blazing orange sunsets and sleep under the stars.
Sleep under the stars
There are many places to pitch a tent and chances are you won’t bump into many other people. See Wilpena Pound in all its natural glory. Take your own tent or try one of the permanent tents.
Made from heavy duty canvas, they have solid floors and can sleep five people to make your camping experience that little bit more luxurious.
Share stories around the fire on your Flinders Ranges holiday.
Camping in Wilpena Pound
You can only pitch a tent at Cooinda Camp in Wilpena Pound and a permit is required. Pick one up from the ranger inside the pound. For more information, visit Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre. The centre has a range of brochures and maps, including information on hiking trails, wildlife, four-wheel drive (4WD) trails and tours.
The permanent tents each have a fridge, lighting, water and power. Just make sure you bring something to cook with, as there are no cooking facilities in the tents.
Private camping facilities
There are camping facilities throughout the Flinders Ranges and Outback located on private properties. There is usually a small fee to camp there. Horseshoe Top-End Homestead provides campsites for small to large groups. Campsites include toilet facilities, tables and chairs, plus a fire ring with barbecue plate and rack. Other properties such as Alpana Station at Blinman and Beltana Station offer homesteads, shearer's quarters and campsites.
There are a few caravan parks in the Flinders Ranges and Outback that also have campsites. Try Hawker Caravan Park, Melrose Caravan Park or the eco-concious Quorn Caravan Park. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is a popular ecotourism destination. Stay at a lodge, caravan park or bush camping site. There’s a restaurant, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, a fuel outlet and bush camping areas.
There are fire restrictions during summer, with total fire bans on hot days. Don’t light a camp fire or gas fire on a total fire ban day. Wilpena Pound prohibits wood fires, solid fuel and gas fires, except at Cooinda Camp.