Numerous approved bush camping sites exist throughout the Yorke Peninsula and are situated at some of the most beautiful scenic coastal areas, which are accessible by conventional vehicles. Permits are required for all locations, purchase a permit here
To assist you to locate a bush camping spot on the Yorke Peninsula we have created a map indicating many popular coastal camp sites.
Camping permits and fees
As from 1st September 2016 the following came into effect:
- All designated bush camping grounds are subject to a fee and a permit must be obtained prior to setting up camp
- Camping is now permitted at Daly Head as well as Len Barker Reserve, Port Minlacowie, Parara and the Foul Bay Boat Ramp
- More choices of permit types – nightly, weekly, monthly or annual
- Special ‘local rates’ for ratepayers
- Anyone camping without first obtaining a permit may be liable to a $100 fine
- All camping permits are recorded on a central data base
The permit will no longer be restricted to a particular camp ground, instead it will allow you to camp at any of the Yorke Peninsula designated camp grounds.
The Gap (No. 1), Port Minlacowie (No. 6), Burners Beach (No. 8), Gleesons Landing (No. 11), Daly Head (No. 12) and Parara (No. 19) camping areas, have toilet facilities. All other camping sites have no toilet facilities. Gleesons Landing also has a water pump available for the use of bathing and washing, however is not fit for drinking.
Camp fire information
Please note: Given the recent extreme weather events and the dryness of the land due to drought, open fires are now banned for the remainder of the Fire Danger Season (i.e. until April 2020).
You are permitted to light open camp fires providing you bring your own wood and have a four (4) metre clearance around the proposed camp fire, prior to lighting. Strictly no fires are to be lit during a total fire ban. Firewood collection in Council reserves is prohibited.
Excluded camping locations
Camping is only permitted in designated camping locations via the camping permit.
For further information, please contact Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information on 1800 202 445.
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Walk the Yorke
Walkers/cyclists without support vehicles that are hiking the Walk the York Trail may camp outside of town areas alongside the WTY Trail. All campers must abide by the LEAVE NO TRACE ethos. Camping is not allowed in conservation parks – this includes Wills Creek, Point Davenport and Levens Beach. Fees will apply if you camp in any privately owned camp ground.
There is camping available in Innes National Park. Although an entry permit is not required for walkers into the park, camp sites must be booked prior to setting up camp. Booking for Innes National Park camp sites is available here.