Cadney Springs

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 08:37
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Hi folks, thanks so much for all input so far - most of our trip is planned and booked, just a couple of overnighters to book now!

We have a stopover at Cadney Springs, on our way from Uluru to Coober Pedy. Any recommendations on free camps in that area - or do we just book at the Homestead Caravan Park? It will literally just be an overnight - arriving late afternoon and leaving early next morning.

Thanks again :-)
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Reply By: KevinE - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 09:59

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 09:59
Do you mean Cadney Park?

If so, I'd book just in case. It can get busy there (it can also be very quiet, no way to tell what's happening till you get there). We got turned away last year after we drove out onto the highway from the Painted Desert. Had to drive up to Marla for the night.


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Follow Up By: silverroo - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:06

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:06
Yes, sorry - I do mean Cadney Park, I was confused, after we leave Coober Pedy we head to Coward Springs - I got them mixed up.
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 13:28

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 13:28
Agnes Creek, Marryat Creek, Marryat Creek North rest areas are all good.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Reply By: Athol W1 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:00

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:00
You have a number of large cleared areas that you can free camp at around Cadney Roadhouse, being;
Marla South Rest Area, located 46km nw of the roadhouse,
Mathesons Bore which is 40km south of the roadhouse,

As you travel down the Stuart Highway you will find good free camping about every 80km between Port Augusta and Katherine.

Have fun
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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:51

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:51
Hi Silverroo
Check out Agnes Creek, it's right off the highway but no facilities.

Rick P
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Follow Up By: Pimbi - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:55

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:55
We enjoyed our stay at Cadney Park.All clean & a good walk over to the old railway yards.Pretty when wild flowers out.Good breakfast & meals at roadhouse.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 13:54

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 13:54
A few years back, Cadney had a free camp spot on the southside of the ablution block - don't know if they still do that (all you had to do was sign a book - access to the toilet block was ok). As mentioned above, there are plenty of roadside rest areas along the Stuart ..... IF you are into bush camping though, there are heaps of places where you can simply pull off the highway and park in behind the first lines of bushes for a good night under the stars. There are fences that prevent this in many places and you'd avoid this idea if rain is possible.... but we have camped in the scrub by the Stuart many times - as I recall, north and south of Marla you will see heaps of such places, indicated by vehicle tracks disappearing into various scrub fringed clearings.
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