“The best memories are made camping.” Disconnecting, relaxing, reading, long walks, marshmallows by the fire, singalongs in the car, the list goes on! Adelaide has some great camping spots with plenty to see and. We’re already seeing hot cross buns in the shops, so it’s not too early to share our 5 great Easter camping spots 🙂
1. Deep Creek Conservation Park
Located 11 kilometres east of Cape Jervis (or 101 kilometres from Adelaide city centre) the 1 hour 37 min drive to Deep Creek is a breeze! It takes you down the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula – lined with dramatic hills and delicious blue waters.
The park has 15 walking trails, which vary from easy to very difficult. The camp ground is accessible by a 2WD and there’s about 64 camping spots up for grabs. The location offers up excellent views of Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and Deep Creek valley. Grab more info about Deep Creek Conservation Park here.
Top Tip for Deep Creek Conservation Park: Blowhole Beach is probably the main attraction. You can hike down there. It’s a steep 200 meter walk down. You can also drive, but you’ll need a 4WD. The beach is small but has magical views!
2. Rapid Bay
Not far from Deep Creek is Rapid Bay. A 1 hour 36 minute drive from Adelaide’s city centre. The main attraction of Rapid Bay’s camping facilities is that it’s right on the beach front! There’s no showers, but with the largest bath available, who needs one? All sites are unpowered too, so you’ll really be roughing it – but that’s what camping is all about, ay? You can learn more about the camping facilities here. Rapid Bay also has some mysterious, secluded caves to explore.
Top tip for Rapid Bay: Rent kayaks from Lou’s Shack. There’s some stunning kayaking routes down there with high chances of dolphin sightings!
3. Innes National Park
Getting away from the south and moving a west – 300 kilometres west in fact – to the brilliant Innes National Park. You’ll find the park located southwest of Yorke Peninsula. It’s about a 3 and half hour drive from Adelaide. The area is known for it’s rugged coastline and soft, sandy beaches. The area offers up opportunities to walk, cycle, surf and of course relax in gorgeous surroundings.
Top tip for Innes National Park: Visit one of the lighthouses and shipwreck of the Ethel to learn a bit about South Australia’s maritime history.
4. Coorong National Park
An hour and 20 minutes away from Adelaide you’ll find Coorong National Park. A popular park with plenty diversity and something for everyone! People hit up the park for bird watching, boating, walking, fishing and kayaking. There’s also a bit to learn on the European history of the area. You can make a camp ground booking here. If you’re looking for a challenge, the Salt Creek walk is 27 kilometres long and has plenty of interesting things to see along the way.
Top Tip for Coorong National Park: Chainaman’s Well. A detailed stone well that gives a bit of insight into the history of the area during the gold rush era when the Chinese passed through the area.
5. Aldinga Beach Holiday Park
Our last great Easter camping spot isn’t as rustic as the others but it’s a lovely family orientated park located not too far from Adelaide, so we thought it’d be good to include on our list. The park is about 50 minutes from Adelaide and real close to some fantastic wineries if you fancy some tastings on your weekend away. Some of our favourites include: Oliver’s Taranga, Molly Dooker and White Feather Red.
You can grab a site to camp on or take up the park’s variety of accommodation available from Yurt cottages to budget and deluxe cabins.
The park has a pool and spa, picnic areas and BBQs, laundry facilities, a playground and it’s close to one of the few beaches in South Australia that you can drive on. You can learn more or book your spot at Aldinga Beach Holiday Park here.
Top Tips for Aldinga Beach Holiday Park: Visit the giant Buddha on the way at Sellicks Beach and definitely go to White Feather Red winery!