Following the Murray River downstream in South Australia gives you lots of opportunities to free camp along its length. For the most part when they say free camps, they are exactly that. Here are a couple to try in Walkers Flat that are completely free, give you on river camping and have other facilities close by.
It’s always good to get a recommendation to visit a venue and I’m more than happy to pass this one on as well, but only if great tasting excellent value wines, locally sourced food and happy service from staff, while you sit in a wow setting on a bend of the Murray River is your thing. This is one of those ‘what’s not to love’ places and when you visit you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away.
A recent visit to Morgan turned into a discovery of just how important this historic town on the Murray River in South Australia was, in the peak of river trade days. One original building in particular grabs your attention as you drive into town, for its sheer size and the historic bold painted name on it. The A.H Landseer – Shipping and Forwarding Agents building has stood the test of time since being built in 1878 and the huge 30 metre long limestone structure today houses the town’s museum. It was once the biggest river trade agent on the Murray River.
If free camping, hearty country hotel food and beers, history and nature are high on your list of favourite places to go caravan or camping then keep reading for a location that fits the bill perfectly.
You know you’re in for something special from the moment you pull up at the entrance to this Big4 resort caravan park at Renmark on the Murray River in South Australia. The palm trees and modern dark grey corrugated iron buildings, give you the feeling you’re entering a tropical resort and then you spy glimpses of a resort style pool and the kids waterpark play area. To top it off, you know it’s a big park when you have to follow a staff member in a golf cart to be directed to your site. Continue reading
When you’re visiting Goolwa next, take a walk out to the River Murray barrage for an interesting insight into the river management and the chance to get up close to some of the birds and wildlife that call this gateway to the Coorong home.