The Dutchmans Stern camping area (walk-in camping)
There is no vehicle-based camping here, so it’s walk in and be self-sufficient. Many sites are provided west of the Dutchman Range, reached from Arden Vale Rd, 10 km north of Quorn.
Who to contact: Parks SA Port Pirie (08) 8634 7068; or Friends of the Heysen Trail (08) 8212 6299
This campsite is located in The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park
Though small, this park has dramatic landforms and one of the best day-walks in the state. It’s perched at the head of Spencer Gulf and is the northernmost stronghold of sugar gum woodland in the Flinders Ranges. The climb to the summit of the bluff reveals memorable views north and west. There is bush camping for self-sufficient walkers and the famed Heysen Trail also winds this way.
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