Mid North of SA

Submitted: Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:42
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Just spent a week in the Mid north of SA- Kapunda, Morgan, Burra. Did most of the driving on back roads to see the country and avoid the bitumen. Days were great but the nights were cold to say the least. Still, having said that, at 2.00pm in Burra it was still only 12 degrees on one day with a wind-chill factor which had to be experienced before it could be believed.
Country is really dry considering that in a normal year the rains would have come by now.
Found a good spot for bush camping just south of Morgan at Cordola which is privately owned ( $5 per night) . Find it off the dirt road from Morgan south towards Blanchetown at Pelican Point
We were fascinated by the no. of caravans and other rigs which used the Burra Camping ground ( good facilities etc) for an overnight stop before disappearing next morning. They were from all over AUS; clearly Burra is a cross roads of a kind for travellers.
Not one EO sticker seen on the whole trip, however.
Lots to see in Burra. We were both surprised that we could spend two days and still not see it all. Lots of volunteers man museums and are helpful to tourists.

Camper
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 13:32

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 13:32
Yep - we've stayed at Cordola -a peaceful spot indeed. Not good in the rain though - very slimy indeed is that mud. Re crossroads - the sealed road from Morgan to Burra was especially done for cross national trucks and travellers I'm told.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 13:50

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 13:50
Another good camping spot out that way is at Burra Gorge, about 15klm along the Burra road to the turn off then another 10klm in to the site. No water in the creek when we were there a couple of months ago. It's free and there are good quality long-drops.
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 14:03

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 14:03
Sorry,

Meant to say about 15klm from Burra along the Burra to Morgan road.....etc
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:01

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:01
Thanks Roachie. We have Burra Gorge on our "must do" list and it was mentioned this time as a possible stop over, as was Kadina, but the stamina was wanting. Soon though with luck.
Camper
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 15:18

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 15:18
Redbank Nature Park right next to Banrock station (now makers of GREAT wine),perfect quiet off the road camping.
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Follow Up By: Casnat - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:51

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:51
Hi Ray,

Spent a lot of time in that area (worked just down the road from Banrock) but don't know the Redbank Nature Park you refer to. Also checked the many maps I have and none list it. Can you give further info please with regard to exactly where this park is? Many a time looking for camping spots in that area.

Trevor
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:38

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:38
Do they still have the wet T comp at the Mt Mary Pub?
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Reply By: gone bush - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 19:19

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 19:19
hi, about the camp spot that you mentioned, do you contact the owners if you wish to camp there or just turn up and work things out then? Is the $5 per car/camper or per person? Is the name of the property Cordola or is that the township? thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 23:14

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 23:14
No contact needed, just turn up register on the form provided at the gate and leave your money. $5 per rig. Cordola is the name of the property. The owner's house overlooks the site so they know when someone turns up.
Good spot and totally quiet at this time of the year.
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