Scenic mountain views, kangaroos browsing on grasslands, cries of cockatoos and shaded woodland sites are some of the features on offer at the 10 campgrounds in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.
Several campgrounds provide a base from which you can explore the park and take in the landscape. Many sites cater for vehicle-based camping, while others can only be accessed by foot.
Unpowered camp sites are available on a first come, first served basis, with the exception of the powered campsites and permanent tent sites at Wilpena Pound campground, which must be booked through Wilpena Pound Resort or Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre.
Fees for all other campgrounds in the park are payable at self-registration stations or the park visitor centre.
Wilpena Pound (46 powered sites and numerous unpowered sites)
Located in the heart of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, the privately run Wilpena Pound campground offers designated powered and unpowered sites nestled among the native pines.
Facilities include toilets, showers, fuel, a visitor information centre, public phone, ATM, internet access, picnic tables and shelters, laundry facilities and a general store. Access to a swimming pool, bar and restaurant at the nearby Wilpena Pound Resort is also available. Bookings are taken for powered sites and permanent tents at Wilpena Pound Resort or the Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre.
Acraman (4 sites)
Nestled between the Heysen and ABC Ranges, this small campground surrounded by native pine trees is a short walk from Bunyeroo Gorge. Toilet facilities are located on site and a self-registration station is located at the entrance.
Aroona (13 sites)
Located at the northern-most point of the park, this campground is the starting point for several loop walks. Situated on the Aroona Creek between the ABC Range and Heysen Range, the Heysen Trail runs close to the area. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Brachina East (6 2WD sites, 7 4WD sites)
This campground offers two different camping experiences on the banks of Brachina Creek and Aroona Creek. The 2WD section is located high on the southern bank while the 4WD section is reached by a rugged track across the creek. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Cambrian (13 sites)
Between the Heysen and ABC Ranges at the northern end of the Bunyeroo Road, this campground is surrounded by native pine trees interspersed with river red gums along the creek line. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Cooinda (limited walk-in sites)
Please note that this campground is closed during the summer months of December, January and February.
Located within Wilpena Pound at the base of the inside track to St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha) this site is only accessible by hikers. There are no facilities on site.
Dingley Dell (8 sites)
Set into the curve of the Oraparinna Creek with a dramatic cliff-face on the opposite side of the river red gum-lined creek. The nearby Perawurtina Cultural Heritage site is popular for its Adnyamathanha rock carvings. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Koolamon (6 2WD sites, 8 4WD sites)
Situated on the Aroona Creek at the base of the ABC Range this campground offers stunning views of the landscape that inspired artist Sir Hans Heysen. The 4WD section is surrounded by river red gums and acacias. There is a small area for 2WD vehicles. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Teamsters (5 sites, 2 suitable for buses)
This campground sits high on the cliffs of the Brachina Creek, near to where it flows onto the plains, on its way to Lake Torrens. Examples of fossil worm burrows and Wilkawillina limestone fossils can be found nearby. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Trezona (15 sites)
This peaceful campground along Brachina Gorge Road is ideally located for several loop walks. The campground is a short walk from the internationally-significant geological Ediacaran Golden Spike. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
Youngoona (4 sites)
This campground is located at the Eastern end of the Brachina Gorge Road, where Oraparinna Creek joins the Enorama Creek. Toilet facilities and a self-registration station are located on site.
From resorts to working sheep stations, you’ll be sure to find an accommodation experience to suit you where you can enjoy the rugged outback. Your accommodation provides you with an ideal base to explore the network of bush walking trails that wind through the park’s rolling hills.
The Wilpena Pound Resort
Offers motel, chalet and self-contained units within the park. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, BBQs and a general store. The resort also offers 4WD tours and scenic flights.
Phone: 1800 805 802
Wilpena Pound website
Rawnsley Park Station
Accommodation offered includes self-contained holiday units, park cabins and on-site vans on its neighbouring property. Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, BBQs and a local store. Rawnsley Park offers scenic flights, horse riding and 4WD tours. Mountain bikes are available for hire. Rawnsley Park Station has its own network of walking trails.
Rawnsley Park Station website
Willow Springs Station
Located on the eastern boundary of the park Willow Springs offers cottages and shearers quarters for hire. This working sheep station offers true bush hospitality in a quiet secluded setting. Willow Springs Station is home to Skytrek, a self-guided 4WD tour boasting great views of the region’s landscape.
Sky Trek Willow Springs website
Gum Creek Station
Gum Creek Station adjoins Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park along its northern boundary and provides accommodation including Shearer's Quarters and Rose Cottage, a restored native pine cottage located in Blinman. There is also Ridge Top Lodge overlooking the incredible Heysen Range.
Phone: (+61 8) 8648 4883
Gum Creek Station website