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Tunkalilla Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula


The views, the quiet, the sense of being at one with nature; all these elements are offered in abundance at South Australia’s best caravan and camping spots. From the beach to the outback, South Australia has plenty of spots to set up camp. Whether you're looking for a dog-friendly campground to pitch a tent with your pooch, to set up in style with an incredible glamping experience, or a free campsite for a pocket-friendly getaway, pack up the car and wake up at one of South Australia's best camping spots. Find the best caravan and camping grounds in Adelaide and South Australia with our guide. 


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Caravan and camping Frequently asked questions

Where can I camp for free in South Australia?

Pitching your tent at a free campsite is one of the most affordable ways to explore, and there are plenty of free and low-cost caravan and campgrounds in South Australia. Quintessential camping country, the Flinders Ranges is home to many free camping options with easy access to some of the best attractions including Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound. Take your pick from Hookina Ruins campground, Parachilna Gorge campground and Cooinda camp and many more. You can also plan for an affordable stay on Kangaroo Island with cheap camping options near popular destinations including American River, Emu Bay, Stokes Bay and Vivonne Bay. To camp oceanside on a budget, head to the Eyre Peninsula where free and low-cost campgrounds are dotted along the coastline. Check out our guide to the best camping spots in South Australia and start planning.

What are the best places to go camping in South Australia?

South Australia is home to plenty of caravan and camping grounds including free campsites, dog-friendly campgrounds and luxury glamping experiences. The Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island are some of the most popular spots for camping and caravanning, or add a bit of luxury and go glamping among vineyards in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley

Where can I go glamping in South Australia?

From the lush Adelaide Hills to the breathtaking outback, luxurious glamping locations are dotted throughout South Australia. Choose from beachfront glamping tents with Wandering Souls on Kangaroo Island or Bayside Glamping on the Yorke Peninsula or get back to nature in a luxury glamping tent tucked in the ancient Flinders Ranges at Flinders Bush Retreats. A luxe tent tucked among the vineyards awaits at Bukirk Glamping in the Clare Valley, Bellwether Wines in Coonawarra or Tent on a Hill in McLaren Vale. For more inspiration, check out our list of the best glamping spots to get back in touch with nature, with all the creature comforts.

Where can I find dog friendly camping in South Australia?

From the Outback to the river and beaches, there’s plenty of spots to pitch a tent with your pooch around South Australia. Many caravan parks have dog-friendly options including Discovery Parks Adelaide Beachfront just minutes from the city, Moonta Caravan Park on the Yorke Peninsula and Pine Country Caravan Park in Mount Gambier just to name a few. Check out our guide to the best dog friendly caravan and camping grounds, and our guide to the best pet friendly accommodation in South Australia to start planning.


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