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.
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.
This market has been a regular fixture in Victor Harbor for 30 years and is usually set up spreading along the esplanade, but on the Sunday just past, the organisers tried something different as a one off and instead around 76 stall holders stretched along the main shopping strip – Ocean Street.
Many visitors to Barmera in the Riverland go there for the freshwater Lake Bonney which covers an area of around 1700 hectares. People are drawn there as you’d expect for water sports, and boating but also for one unique feature…the dead trees.
Anyone living in South Australia in the 1950s and onwards will probably be aware of stories of the remarkable aboriginal man, Jimmy James and his incredible work as a tracker. Over a period of more than 30 years, his amazing abilities to read the bush helped in the capture of 40 criminals and the rescue of 10 people lost in the bush. In a fitting tribute you can now visit a memorial known as ‘A special Place for Jimmy James’, on the banks of the Murray River at Berri and learn more about this remarkable man.