Coward Springs - SA

  Camp Fee


DEG: -29.400759 136.811111
DMS: 29º 24' 2.73" S 136º 48' 40" E
UTM: 53 J 6746249mN 675733mE
Altitude: 16.3m


Address & Contact

Oodnadatta Track
Stuarts Creek SA 5720
Phone: +618 8675 8336
Email: N/A


Coward Springs Campground was once a station on the old Ghan railway line. The site was constructed in 1888 and abandoned before the line was closed in 1980. It is in the Middle of Wabma Kadarbu mound Springs conservation Park and its Ethos is centred around conservation, reducing recycling and reusing!

In 1998 the site (which includes two houses, two in-ground rainwater tanks, a bore, date palms and athel pines) was added to the South Australian Heritage Register.

Now, new owners Scott and Barb have been lucky enough to take over the reigns and are excited to experience Coward Springs alongside their guests.

It has been a popular stopping point along the Oodnadatta Track for many years for good reason. Cowards Springs offers large campsites with vegetation separating each site. Showers are for campers only and wood is supplied to heat the donkey.

Of particular interest to visitors is the opportunity to soak in the natural "spa". Each site has its own fireplace but it's BYO wood. Toilets and hot showers are provided. A museum is open April to late October. Day visitors are allowed between 9-5 for a small fee.

Coward Springs is also a working Date Farm with some of the plantation descending from the Afghan Cameleer days!

NOTE: You can collect old railway sleepers about 10km from Coward Springs if you don't already have some wood. There is no firewood collection at Coward Springs.
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Closest Weather Station

Roxby Downs at 23/11:30am CST
Distance from Coward Springs 120.42km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome)
Distance from Coward Springs 120.42km S
Mean Max. °C37.235.831.927.222.318.518.420.825.
Mean Min. °C21.120.416.812.
Mean Rain mm11.421.47.814.

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