Your guide to Mambray Creek campground

Your guide to Mambray Creek campground

Mam­bray Creek camp­ground was devel­oped back in the 1980s and a recent upgrade has helped to mod­ernise the much-loved camp­ground while still retain­ing the feel and expe­ri­ence that makes it one of South Australia’s most pop­u­lar sites. 

What’s new at Mam­bray Creek

Nes­tled with­in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park, Mam­bray Creek is approx­i­mate­ly a three hour dri­ve north of Adelaide. 

Vis­i­tors are in for a treat with the fol­low­ing features: 

  • Campers will enjoy brand new camp­ground ameni­ties includ­ing a day vis­i­tor area, pic­nic fur­ni­ture and shel­ters where they can tuck into din­ner, a camp kitchen with food prepa­ra­tion and dish wash­ing facil­i­ties, and ful­ly acces­si­ble toi­lets and show­ers with hot water for those crisp ear­ly mornings.
  • More spa­cious sites allow­ing campers the extra pri­va­cy to kick back with a drink and immerse them­selves in nature and wildlife.
  • Mam­bray Creek is no longer exclu­sive to swags and tents. It is now a whole new des­ti­na­tion for those who arrive in larg­er tour­ing car­a­vans, motorhomes, and camper­vans. The site is eas­i­er to nav­i­gate thanks to four dri­ve-through sites, improved entry points, and lay­outs accom­mo­dat­ing mod­ern camp­ing setups.
  • The camp­ground fea­tures a sim­pli­fied, sin­gle direc­tion road for both the main camp­ground and the day vis­i­tor area.

Your guide to Mambray Creek campground

Things to see and do

Mam­bray Creek is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for bush­walk­ing and moun­tain biking. 

The Dav­eys Gul­ly Hike is a short­er walk giv­ing you views across Spencer Gulf, Alli­ga­tor Gorge Ring Route Hike takes in spec­tac­u­lar rock for­ma­tions and rock pools, while the longer Hid­den Gorge Hike is per­fect for explor­ing the rugged ter­rain and offers views from Bat­tery Ride. 

If you’re an avid moun­tain bike rid­er why not test your endurance on the new­ly opened Remark­able Epic Trail, or for an eas­i­er ride try the Wil­lowie trail network. 

While you’re in the region, keep an eye out for the local wildlife includ­ing yel­low-foot­ed rock wal­la­bies, emus and lace monitors. 

Your guide to Mambray Creek campground

Book your campsite 

Camp­sites in South Aus­tralian nation­al parks need to be booked online before you go. 

Get a start on plan­ning your trip with Ranger tips: Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park, 10 things to see and do in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park and Explore the Epic’ new moun­tain bike trail.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living