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Campsites around town

Arcoona Creek camping area 16 km

Camp among the pines and red gums close to this major creek system draining the north-western corner of the park, which acts as a staging post for wilderness walks to the plateau and Gammon Hill. Signposted access is 23... Find out more

Italowie Gorge camping area 18 km

Two easily accessible sites – one a sheltered nook on the south-western side of the gap, the other to the north-east at the head of the Italowie Gorge Hike – are signposted off Copley–Balcanoona Rd, 82... Find out more

Lochness Well camping area 23 km

The closest vehicle-based camping to the plateau’s major gorges and peaks is reached from Wortupa Loop Rd, 31 km north-west of the park headquarters. Access is 4WD only. Check road conditions and bring a permit... Find out more

Grindells Hut camping area 25 km

A good base for exploring Weetootla Gorge and the various branches of Italowie Creek, this 4WD route via the Wortupa Loop Rd is 26 km north-west of park headquarters. The road is suitable for off-road camper trailers,... Find out more

Moro Gorge camping area (bush camping) 25 km

Access via Balcanoona–Wertaloona Road, 14 km south of Balcanoona opposite Wertaloona access track. Access depends on road conditions. Permit required. Bring own water and firewood. Gas/fuel stove preferred.... Find out more

Weetootla Gorge camping area 27 km

Close to Balcanoona, this site for self-sufficient campers (permit required) gives easy access to the popular Weetootla Gorge hike. It’s signposted along Weetootla Track, 7 km north-west of the park headquarters.... Find out more

Warraweena camping areas 31 km

Take your pick from designated camping areas within the property, some with bush huts nearby; come with wood and water. The main homestead is 30 km east of Beltana Roadhouse, off the Leigh Creek Rd. Signposted access is... Find out more

Mainwater Well camping area 33 km

Secluded self-sufficient camping here on the park’s northern fringe is a good kick-off point for exploring Mainwater Pound. Signposted access is 18.5 km along Idninna Rd from the Mt Serle–Yankaninna Rd.... Find out more

Arkaroola Campground 44 km

Magnificent arid highlands in the far north of the Flinders Ranges are home to a special wilderness sanctuary, famous for its striking peaks and gorges. A geological marvel, Arkaroola is ideal for bushwalking,... Find out more

Boolyeroo Goldfields camping area 46 km

The hill country of the northern Flinders Ranges has a long history of small-scale mining. These goldfields and the associated bush camping are located 29 km east of Leigh Creek along the Copley–Balcanoona Road.... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Willow Springs Station, near Wilpena Pound 98 km

Another working sheep station, Willow Springs on the edge of the national park is home to the legendary six-hour 4WD route Skytrek, passing through Bunkers Conservation Reserve and culminating at the 921-metre-high... Find out more

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