Dalhousie Springs camping area

4WD Camper trailer Camping fee Cold showers Information No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Ranger Toilets Vehicle-based camping Lookout Swimming Walking trails

You’ll find this camping area for self-sufficient campers on the Purni Bore Access Rd, 180 km north of Oodnadatta via Pedirka Siding and 71 km south-east of Mt Dare. A swim in the warm (38–43°C) waters of the spring on a frosty winter morning is a magical experience, or try a night swim under the stars. The picturesque Dalhousie Homestead ruins are a short drive away and there are bush walks around the springs and surrounding country.


Who to contact: Desert Parks Hotline (08) 8648 5328; How to book: For Dalhousie Springs camping area and 3 O'clock Creek camping area you can use the self-registration bay at Dalhousie. Purni camping area is covered by the Desert Parks Pass.

This campsite is located in Witjira National Park

Famed for its mound springs – the largest collection in the Great Artesian Basin – this is a true oasis in a vast expanse of outback dunes and gibber plain. This country has a rich living heritage for the Lower Southern Arrernte and Wangkangurru people. The 7688 sq km park hugs the NT border and includes the western flanks of the Simpson Desert. As well as taking a dip in the soothing warm waters of Dalhousie Springs, enjoy the fine bushwalking and birdwatching opportunities here.

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