Caravan Park & Campfire SA

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:22
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Just found out you can not have a camp fire at the Clare caravan park in SA any more.
We have two 12 month old twin boys, and while they are crawling around we like to camp where there is grass. A camp fire would be a bonus, can anyone suggest a caravan park within 400km of Adelaide where we can have the best of both worlds.

Thanks in Advance

Alex
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:46

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 17:46
Try the Tanunda Caravan Park. A couple of winters ago there were a number of fires used for campoven cooking etc but I did notice recently (summertime) that new facilities have been built in that area (near the steps and sound shell) I think the fire rings were still in place towards the rear of the park. So you may be in luck. Give them a call.

Kingo
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:10

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:10
Believe you can still have 'open fire(s)' in the Camp Kitchen complex. Guess it's all about preserving the bush, minimising air pollution, burning fallen timber and disturbing native wildlife, preventing accidental burns at 'unsipervised' fires etc etc.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:17

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:17
$10,000 dollar fine for removing any fire wood off the side of the road in the Clare council area may also have something to do with it.

Cheers pesty
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:13

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:13
Cobdogla used to ???
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:13

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:13
Morgan Caravan Park have fire drums for your use, grab one early if there are plenty of campers around.
Will need to get wood a long way from Morgan though, as you can understand.

Cheers Pesty
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Reply By: RalfR - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:15

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:15
I'd suggest Melrose Caravan Park. Fires are welcomed all through the park and there is a broad range of activities in the area, especially cycling and walking. The caravan park is on the edge of a National Park, and the town is quaint, with a great pub - The North Star.

Melrose is about 240 km north of Adelaide, in the lower Flinders. Sort of half way between Pt Pirie and Pt Augusta, but inland a bit.

Hope this helps - Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:48

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 18:48
Lovely spot too Ralf, just a pity we could hear oursleves speak with corellas the evening we were there . LOL
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Follow Up By: RalfR - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:01

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:01
I know what you mean. We stayed there over Anzac weekend, and did note a few corellas in the evening, Noisy, but that adds a bit to the flavour of the outback doesn't it. They didn't hang around for long though. Cheers
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Follow Up By: pafc - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:01

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:01
Thanks

I am going this weekend for 4 days. Sounds perfect until the boys are confident in walking.

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Reply By: Member - John & Sally W (NSW) - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:46

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 19:46
Hi Alex, Kapunda Council Caravan Park is good too. Various sites to choose from. Grassy areas and soft pine needle area under the trees. Wood fired large BBQ's. Close to lovely gardens and also an enclosure with a couple of roos and emus.
Cheers John and Sally
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Reply By: outback epicurean - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 20:06

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 20:06
Hi

Any of the small towns north of Clare are OK, Melrose and Laura but Melrose great as they supply wood and fire drum for Nix. Just be aware that the sun goes down very early (C/V park is next to Mt's) and it can/will get very cold at night. We were there a couple of years ago and in the morning everything was frozen solid.Clare C/V park is great but too close to road and quite noisy so Melrose a better option.

have fun
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