Where we stayed South Australia
This is where we will put places we stayed while in South Australia. We will add to this list whenever we spend more time there.
Those that follow Cake and Eat it 3 know we primarily look for free camps and longer stay areas where possible.
Scenic Lookout (111k Peg) along Great Australian Bight no facilities
Lat 31 34 40 S Long 130 08 46 E
Wirrulla Caravan Park $10.00 a night includes 4 power points (first in best dressed), shower, playground, bike track. We love to support small towns and coming across this beautiful town we happily paid $10.00 a night and washed hair!
LOT 101 Hay Terrace, Wirrulla SA 5661
222k peg Rest Area
No services, just bins
Lat 31 21 53 S Long 131 16 02 E
Kimba (donation box)
Near bowling club (not the one on the main road near train)
Toilets, coin operated showers $1.00 for 2 minutes, tennis courts, playground. Swimming pool in town and museum. More info at www.kimba.sa.gov.au
While in town check out the Big Galah and the beautiful silos painted in September 2017.
Quick tip if you need any help with wheel bearings or steel fabricat
Lyrup (near Berri)
Take the ferry across the river (be careful if towing – see our youtube video here) lovely spot on the river, toilets, bins, playground, boat ramp. Four powered spots first in best dressed. $5 a night.
Must be self contained, ranger does check.
Buckets not accepted but sealed containers OK
Nearest dump point, Martins Bend in Berri or Renmark by swimming pool, where potable water is also available
Overland Corner Hotel Free Camp
Established 1859 on the Murray river. They have a great reputation for being good food.
Lovely spot, weather permitting you can go through the gate and follow the small track to the rivers edge. Showers available at the Overland Corner Hotel for a small cost. Also bread and milk.
Boat ramp for those of you with tinnies, canoes and kayaks for easy access.
Sandy Creek Hotel
In the Barossa a country pub owned by a lovely couple who offer overnight accomodation for self contained rigs in their carpark for patrons of the restaurant or pub. I had the best dinner, chicken supreme – Yummo!
Love supporting small towns and this pub celebrated it’s 150th birthday on Christmas day 2017.
Free camp called Port Parham on Wikicamps
Great Spot small town of Dublin close but no major supermarket. Well known for Blue Swimmer Crabs which you can catch by walking out across the flats and wading in knee high water.
Nearest dump point in Dublin in street behind toilets in lion park. Generally pretty flat, bottom part floods in heavy rain. Toilet, Water, Bins and BBQ’s on site.
Support the local Parham community club, I am told they have cheap meals – will check this out when we come back (found out too late).
Max stay 14 days, good behaviour can see this extended.
Lat 34 25 34.5 S Long 138 15 20.6 E
Iron Knob (Donation box)
An old iron ore mining town on the Eyre Peninsula, they have gone to a lot of trouble to provide facilities and they are notably good.
Fantastic outdoor roofless shower fantastic! Cold water only but was just lovely!
Toilets, dump point, camp kitchen, BBQ, undercover seating area and playground next door
You will see some golden oldie cars here too, very cool!
We stopped here as we were studying Edward John Eyre and his expedition. It actually was a great spot, close to Streaky Bay and flat but no services at all.
GPS 32 49 5.7 S 134 14 43.5 E
Just beautiful and we will be back to spend more time here. Make no mistake, there are absolutely no services provided. This is so natural and beautiful and exactly why
we spend all the time and money on becoming self sustainable. This is a free camp for self contained rigs 5.4klms from Point Labatt sea lion lookout.
Some great 4×4 tracks around this area too. We took both the Motorhome and the 4×4 here and yes there was corrugations, so if they are not your thing you may like to ask a local when was the last time the track was graded. It also may not be as pleasant if there has been heavy rainfall.
A popular stopping point before hitting the Nullabor, Haslam Jetty although windy when we were there. $5 donation per night (remember to support these sites so they continue to be available)
Known as Haslam RA on wikicamps. Clotheslines, Toilets and bin at boat ramp.
Water at park part of boatramp, we were told ok, we used it was ok in our opinion but we have a filter.
Gazebo in park near jetty. Only telstra reception in front of loos towards main road marginally on the road into boatramp/parking. Lol.