Free camping at Flinders Ranges

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We are heading to the Flinders Ranges and want to get some feedback as to where the best free camping is. What are the places where you can have a fire.
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Reply By: Member - Twocrowsdown - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:16

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:16
Came through that region last week on my way back to WA - pretty sure the ban on fires ended on the 15th April and I used the Wikicamps app to find camping areas (worked well from WA across to Vic). Can anyone else confirm the fire ban dates?
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Follow Up By: DKG11 - Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 19:58

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 19:58
They have actually extended the fire danger season in this area until the 30th of april this year.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:25

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:25
Parachilna Gorge is about the only place - between Parachilna Pub & Blinman

Blinman Pub is great, good food and the owners are really nice to deal with, there is no "All Day Grazing" at Parachilna.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:54

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 18:54
As mentioned, the lengthy Parachilna Gorge provides plenty of free camping opportunity.
Generally, I think Flinders region camping works as......the National Park camping is naturally all fee based.... the rest of the region is pastoral lease (permission required of course)....except for immediate roadside clearings, where one might 'seek respite' from one's arduous journey !
Fire ban ends April 30 this year, according to:
This Link.
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Reply By: thephantom - Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 19:52

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 19:52
Hi there Santta
If you are heading up towards Arkaroola, then Chambers Gorge is a great place to camp. About 9km of dirt road from the turnoff which is 63km north east of Blinman. There are a number of areas where you can camp and you do need to take everything you need in with you and bring all rubbish out of course. Some good walks to do there too. Hubby and I stopped there for two nights back in 2011 and enjoyed it very much. Stunning outback scenery too.
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Julie
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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 10:59

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 10:59
Do you need a Parks pass for Parachilna gorge? Think you do.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:45

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:45
Hi Sigmund

Its free camping in the Parachilna Gorge area, as it is outside of the National Parks area, which is further south.



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 12:22

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 12:22
Hi Santta

Free camping in the Flinders now is quite restricted compared to what it was like years ago. As well as the above replies, another great little spot to camp, and well worth the drive in are at the Nuccaleena Mine Site, which is accessed from the Glass Gorge Road.

The Glass Gorge Road is accessed either by driving straight out of Blinman, or from the Parachilna Gorge Road.

Enjoy the great Flinders area, as there is so much to see.


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Reply By: Member - santta - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:31

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:31
Thanks for all the feedback everybody its been really helpful.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:36

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:36
If you are going to Wilpena or any of the nice drives (or short walks etc) in the Nat Pk, you'll be paying access fees anyway, so might as well camp in a few spots while in the region.
Brachina Ck is particularly nice.
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