Camp Grounds Flinders Ranges/Gammon Ranges

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:21
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We are planning to leave Adelaide on the 14th of April.
Any suggestions on camping grounds in the Flinders Ranges and Gammon Ranges during the April School holidays. Either caravan parks or bush camping. Are they crowded in the school holidays and is their a need to book. We are then going up the Strzelecki track to Innamincka then Birdsville via either Walkers crossing or Cordillo Downs and then down the Birdsville track to Lake Eyre. Then back to Adelaide.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:37

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 21:37
Walkers Crossing is closed due to flooding and may not be open by the end of April. Check this website...go to On the Road button and then click on Road Conditions.

School Holidays and campgrounds will be packed! Try Warraweena Private Conservation Park. Friendly people, good campsites and very good 4x4 tracks. You may email Stony Steiner at or visit their website

There are some bush camping areas outside Arkaroola and the Gammon Ranges NP or good bush camp sites within the NP. They probably won't take bookings.

Wilpena and Arkaroola are Bush 'Resorts' and charge accordingly for their services.

Have fun.
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Reply By: Pesty - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:27

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:27
Sara and Mark try brendon reynolds at willow springs station 86480016 for good bush camping with bush toilets and showers at homestead, about $10? Also allow a full day and do the sky trek for great veiws of the flinders and good medium 4wding about $40? I believe that the causeway to cordillo downs track will still be closed and you may have to cross over the burke and wills bridge and travel via arrabury stn. You will need to check closer to departure time.
Regards Steve
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:37

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 22:37
Walkers Crossing and Cordillo Downs will both be out still at this time. The causeway at Innamincka will mean you'll have to come up to Birdsville via Arrabury - but you could then cut across to the Cordillo Downs road. The only way to see the water in Lake Eyre is to take a flight over it - from either Marree or William Creek, you will not be able to reach the water by road.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:34

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:34
there are few good camping spots within the Gammons:
Grindells hut area will be popular with campers as it has readily available water -rain water for drinking and bore for washing.

But further afield there are a few good spots...(just drive 4wd)around the track and stop much anywere you want.

Around the backside the track is only one way. If you want to go all the way round its anticlockwise.

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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 11:01

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 11:01
Sara & Mark,

There are some good suggestions there and the drive around the back of MMt. Searle and the Gammons is beautifull. I was speaking to Doug Sprigg l(from Arkaroola) last week and he said usually Easter is quiet up there. If you want showers and a bed then thats a good place but bushcamping is great around grindles hut and there is a toilet there.
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Reply By: trakers - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:50

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 19:50
Hi Sarah & Mark-- Try the Wilmington Tourist Park . It's a lovely park on the outskirts on the banks of Stoney Creek The birdlife there is amazing!!
Enjoy Lyn
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Reply By: bazza - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 20:42

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 20:42
g'day sara/mark - call into Willow Springs station - even if u dont stay there then do the SKYTREK tour - tis fab. - say hello to brendan/carmel for us (mr/mrs wees of the neva neva) tks ... and as 4 ark's youse wont b disappointed (well the camping ground is a wee bit errrr ahhh however ----
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