camping locations

Submitted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:03
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Hi all, I have some friends who have just bought a new caravan and they have a 2wd sedan. They would like to experience some national park type of camping. We live in Adelaide and although I have done a lot of 4wd tracks, I am not 100% sure where it would be good to initiate them in the non caravan park type of camping. We are in adelaide and want about a 2 - 3 weeks trip where the 2wd can go. Was thinking of the Gawler ranges but believe this may have some problems with their car. Open to suggestions. Feed me the ideas.
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Reply By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:22

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:22
Look at Coffin Bay and Jussieu Penninsular both have 2wd assessable camp site in the National Parks. Very nice spots as well. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:53

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 18:53
Hi.

The main roads (only) in the Gawler Ranges are suitable for 2WD. They are dirt so come with all the usual disclaimers. You could also head to Mt Ive Station.

The Gawler Ranges would make a nice alternative/comparison to other places on the Eyre Peninsular as suggested above.

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Reply By: Farko - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:33

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:33
Grampians is good. Several nice spots scattered around with drop dunnies and fireplaces. Caravan can get into some like Buandik, Plantation (after the current works are finished). Jimmy's Creek, Borough Hut and Troopers Creek OK. Couple of spots along Glenelg River Road.
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Follow Up By: cranswick - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 22:39

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 22:39
Yes those places in the grampians are great another good place in called Princeess margaret rose caves in the Glenelg national park on the Glenelg river and near the beach at Nelson, not far from Mt gambier. Theres a camping and caravan park in the national park there.
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Reply By: ChrisVal7 - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:06

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:06
A lovely spot which can fit a caravan and is 2WD accessible is Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the Fleurieu Peninsular . There are several campgrounds, some of which suit caravans and some don't.

Also Innes NP on Yorke Peninsular. And one of our favourites, Mambray Creek campground (about 40 kms south of Port Augusta) in Mt Remarkable NP. We have taken our 18 foot (internal size) caravan to and fitted with ease.

Chris
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Reply By: zeddie - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:29

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:29
Hi there

Pink Lakes was easy access for our pop-top camper. Pinaroo is the closest town.

Lake Mungo - north of Mildura. It was so interesting.
Stephano's restaurant in Mildura is worth a visit for a treat.

Zj
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:30

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 14:30
ps: Lake Mungo roads can become impassible very quickly in rain. Check with rangers as to any closures before setting out
Zj
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