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Where last-minute Easter campsites are available in South Australia’s national parks

It’s almost Easter, and campgrounds in many of SA’s national parks are full. But here’s where you can still book.

Easter is a popular time to take a camping holiday in South Australia. Ideal weather with cool nights and sunny days makes it the perfect time to get away and connect with nature, and our picturesque national parks are the perfect place to do so.

If you’ve left your planning to the last minute, we’re here to help.

If you’re an Eyre Peninsula or River Murray local, or willing to travel to these regions, or if you have a 4WD, there are still many spots left.

Here’s where you can still book a spot.

Eyre Peninsula

Coffin Bay National Park

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park

Gawler Ranges National Park

Laura Bay Conservation Park

Lincoln National Park

Point Bell Conservation Park

Wahgunyah Conservation Park

Wittelbee Conservation Park

Yellabinna Regional Reserve

Yumbarra Conservation Park

Fleurieu Peninsula

Deep Creek Conservation Park

Newland Head Conservation Park

Flinders Ranges & Outback

Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

 Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Witjira National Park

Note: It’s a mandatory requirement to purchase a Desert Parks Pass if you are travelling east of Dalhousie Springs in Witjira National Park.

Kangaroo Island

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area

Flinders Chase National Park

Lashmar Conservation Park

Note: ferry bookings to Kangaroo Island can sell out months before Easter, so Kangaroo Island parks might only be an option if you’re a local, you’ve already booked your ferry, or are happy to fly to the island.

Limestone Coast

Little Dip Conservation Park

Naracoorte Caves National Park

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Coorong National Park

Danggali Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area

Ngarkat Conservation Park

Campgrounds are booking fast, so book now to secure your campsite before it’s too late. (Note: availability at these campgrounds for Easter is correct as of 1 April, 2019).

Top tip: Campsites can be booked 12 months in advance, so if you’ve missed out this year you can always get hopping to book ahead for next Easter.

New to camping? You might be interested in reading these blogs: tips for beginners, camping dos and don’ts, essentials to pack and easy campfire recipes.

This story was originally posted in March 2018 and has been updated with current campsite availability.

(Main image courtesy of @austravelia, Instagram)


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