Dalhousie Springs Camping Area (Book Ahead)

Campground

4.2 from 29 users

Contact

Witjira National Park, Oodnadatta, South Australia

(08) 8648-5328

desertparks@sa.gov.au

environment.sa.gov.au/parks/booking/details#/accom/73186

Description

Witjira National Park features more than 120 mound springs. The park includes the National Heritage-listed Dalhousie Springs, used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years as a source of food, shelter and medicine. You can swim in the main spring's warm waters. The area is home to unique species of fish such as the Dalhousie hardyhead and other rare aquatic life found nowhere else in the world. Campsites for Dalhousie Springs need to be booked prior to arrival. This well-established campground has 20 camp sites. Generators are allowed but must be turned off between 10pm and 7am. The length of stay in any one campsite is limited to 5 days. Should you require successive bookings please contact the Administration Officer during business hours Monday to Friday (08) 8648 5300. Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents and camper trailers. Facilities include toilets and cold showers. The track is only suitable for 4WD vehicles and experienced drivers, it contains difficult terrain and may become temporarily impassable following rain events. Please check road and weather conditions before arrival. Dogs are not permitted in this park.

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Location

Lat: -26.423192 Lng: 135.503648

User Reviews

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Mal West

Great camping area. Need to book a camping spot prior to arrival. Drop toilets and cold showers. The drop toilets can't cope with the amount of people using them. Very smelly. Could probably do with a better ventilation system through the roof of the toilet block to help get rid of the smell. Went for a dip at the spring lake. Nice and warm. 38 degrees. Tiny fish nibble at your toes. Flys were a bit annoying during the day and mosquitoes once the sun goes down. Overall, a good place to stop for the night. Although the toilets reeked, I've seen a lot worse places.

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Sam and Jodies oz adventure

Stayed last night. Absolutely amazing place. Just keep in mind if u want to have a camp fire u must take head beads or briquettes. Not allowed to burn wood even if purchased

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Tan-Grilo tango

Stayed for 5 days. I love soaking in hot water so this was the place for me. Campsite plenty of spots to choose from, some with shelter and benches. Campsite about 50m from the spring. At the stair entry to the springs there's an into board and heaps of foam noodles left behind for all to use. Deep in some areas but many places able to stand on muddy floor. Drop toilets and cold showers. Rain water tanks which we used after boiling. A couple of easy walks in the area. Gets extremely muddy after rains which can be dangerous. Call Mt Dare Hotel for current situation before driving in. Deflate tyres and drive carefully. A unique place for sure.

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