Murray Lagoon camping area
The island’s largest freshwater lagoon is a peaceful haunt for birdwatchers, nature photographers and wildflower enthusiasts, especially after winter rains. The camping area is off Seagers Rd, 46 km south of Kingscote. Cooking is gas/fuel stove only.
Who to contact: Parks SA (08) 8553 4444
This campsite is located in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
This vast chunk of coastal heath, dune hollows and mallee is mostly untracked wilderness. Coastal headlands and beaches overlook D’Estrees Bay, while experienced bushwalkers occasionally trek to the cape itself. Nearby Murray Lagoon is the island’s largest freshwater enclosure and a great place to spot birds, while Seal Bay Conservation Park is a world-famous haven for Australian sea lions. Get your permits from the Murray Lagoon ranger station.
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