29 Mar 2024

Camping FAQs

There are so many reasons why Yorke Peninsula is the beloved family playground for South Australia, and chief among them is the camping. There's something special about getting back to basics, a bit closer to nature and really slowing down to enjoy your surrounds. These days, off-grid caravans, tech-savvy camper trailers and luxe #vanlyfe devotees are joining in the fun, so we've put together a sustainable guide to camping on Yorke Peninsula. 

Where can I camp?

Caravan Parks

There are high quality, family friendly caravan parks dotted across the whole Yorke Peninsula. Boasting modern facilities, great play equipment and on-site activities, they're a great option for your camping adventure. Use the park as your home base and free your days up for exploring the rest of Yorke Peninsula. Access to power, water, kitchen and bathroom facilities will make your stay a breeze. 

Bush Camping 

Yorke Peninsula Council manages 19 bush camping sites, with stunning coastal locations. Almost all the sites have basic toilet (long drop) toilet facilities but you will still need to be relatively self contained in your set up. You must purchase a permit for bush camping sites prior to travel. Read more. 

Can I camp on the beach? I've seen it all over social media.

It's true, Yorke Peninsula is one of the few places where you can drive onto, and camp on selected beaches. However, with this privilege comes considerable responsibility. We ask you to take utmost care when accessing our beaches for camping. Leave absolutely no trace, take great care to stay on designated paths, and avoid interacting with birds or wildlife. if your camping set up isn't completely self contained, consider staying in a caravan park or bush camping site instead. 

Can I light a fire?

We get it - there's nothing like a camp fire when you're camping. However, please be mindful of fire ban season dates and fire safety guidelines - you risk a significant fine for lighting fires during fire ban season, as well as putting our region at risk if the fire gets out of control. Always bring your own fire wood - what looks like dead wood to you is home and protection to native wildlife.

Avoid severe penalties by checking cfs.sa.gov.au before lighting any fires.

Can I camp in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

There are eight campgrounds in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, the perfect base to explore the natural beauty and abundant wildlife of southern Yorke Peninsula. You must have a vehicle entry permit for the National Park; camping fees are from $25 per night. Read more. 

Where can I get more information? 

Contact one of the Visitor Information Centres for even more information and tips from the locals. 

Ardrossan Visitor Information Centre
14-16 Fifth Street, Ardrossan
Phone 08 8837 4195

Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, Kadina
50 Mines Road, Kadina
Phone 1800 654 991

The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.