Camping at Koolunga

Submitted: Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:57
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Has anyone camped at either the Broughton River or Bunyip Park campig areas near Koolunga in South Australia? Were they any good?

Thanks

Paj
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 22:35
Broughton River is really nice. Enter in from Yacka, and watch your odo, 'cause the sign is missing.

Bunyip Park...... forget it, it's just a little triangle of land on the southern end of Koolunga, and had no amenities as of January this year.

Also might want to try Appilla Springs, just north of Laura, really good.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 08:55

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 08:55
hi lone wolf, what can be expected at both these spots.and if I enquired in the towns themselves would locals advise how to get to them ... regards Max
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 09:07

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 09:07
At Broughton River, water all year round, and lots of reeds. BIG trees everywhere, so lots of shade, and it's also protected from the winds, because it's down low.

Yes, Koolunga will direct you, but Pesty's directions are spot on.

Appilla Springs is a smaller version of the above, but no river as such to speak of. Good toilet at the top car park, lots of trees down the bottom to camp near.

Locals at Laura will tell you the way to get there.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: paj - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:15

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:15
Thanks Wolfie,

Just read my original post - "campig" - where's the spell checker??

Cheers

Paj
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:56

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:56
Thanks wolfie
we may try those spots when we get around there . I have marked them on my map ....Max
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Follow Up By: paj - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 23:30

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 23:30
We had a look at Bunyip Park on the way through Koolunga. They now have a new toilet block and a powered site for a caravan. Would be OK for a quick stop if you were passing through, but why would you be passing through Koolunga??

Cheers

Paj
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 23:49

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 23:49
Hi Paj
Yes you can camp on broughton river, come to Blyth ( where i am) from balaklava and then onto brinkworth, go through town, and when you come to left curve in road, several miles out of town, go onto gravel and continue nth in straight line as you were on blacktop, keep going straight over intersection onto dirt road and when road runs out veer left and turn right at "t" junction , go about a k and you will come to a ford, broughton river, popular camp spot over river on lhs with brand new toilets on opposite side of road, area called white cliffs by local, bunyip park only picnic area, but you may be able to camp behind town on river, never had a look.
When you going there? give me a call on mobile if you get lost, number behind rig pic.
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Follow Up By: paj - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:17

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:17
Thanks Pesty,

Paj
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Follow Up By: paj - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 23:27

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 23:27
Pesty,

Thanks for the great directions - they were spot on. We spent the long weekend camped at White Cliffs on the low patch past the little picnic area. It was a nice quiet time in a great spot. We were amazed at the amount of water in the river after such a dry summer and autumn.

Thanks again,

Paj
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 00:17

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 00:17
No problem Paj, glad you had a good time, and yes have noticed new amenaties at koolunga, only been there about 2 weeks.
New toilets where you camped too only been there about 6 months.

Cheers
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