Hancocks Lookout


4.7 from 58 users


A spectacular view of Spencers Gulf and the Port Augusta area can be seen from Hancocks Lookout, located at the top of the historic Horrocks Pass, seven kilometres off the road to Port Augusta (coming from Wilimington). From the open parking and picnic area sweeping western views can be seen of the Spencer Gulf, Port Bonython, Whyalla, Mount Laura, Middleback Ranges and Dutchmans Stern Range to the north. Council designate Hancocks Lookout for overnight free camping and fires in accordance with By-Law No.4 Local Government Land, under the following conditions: 1. Camping is permitted for one (1) night only; 2. Camping is only permitted outside of the declared fire season and not on any declared fire ban day (fire ban season is usually October to April); 3. Any person lighting a campfire will be totally liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by the fire; 4. Campfires are subject to any ban, prohibition, restriction, or other requirement under the Fire and Emergency services Act 2005, the Native Vegetation Act 1991 or a prescribed act (clause 5(4) Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016)'. Telstra phone reception is available and dogs are permitted.

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Lat: -32.705425 Lng: 138.027462

User Reviews



Excellent camp site. Lovely views and very clean and tidy. Have camped here many times and always perfect. Just relaxing with a lovely fire going. Please bring your own firewood in. Also rubbish bins are provided.


Pulling Up Pegs

Spectacular views and great sunset right out front. Very exposed if you're in a canvas setup and the the wind springs up. It got very wild and woolly overnight and right through the day.


Colin & Anna

Awesome views, lovely spot to camp. Easy access & plenty of room.


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