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Get back to the basics of life, back to nature at one of our many bush campsites. Bring a tent or sleep under the stars.

bush camping at Gleesons LandingNot your style? Well, pull in and set up your camper trailer, caravan or motor home and enjoy the best of both worlds in one of our campsites.

There are a number of sites designated for bush camping throughout the Yorke Peninsula Council area, many are situated at some of the most beautiful scenic coastal areas. Access is usually via a gravel road, accessible by conventional vehicles with care.  Campsites are found in secluded bush and mallee areas overlooking the ocean. Most have a sandy beach within walking distance of your camp.

Camping is a great way to experience the Australian bush and see native wildlife. It's the best way to appreciate the spectacular ocean views, listen to the peaceful sounds of the waves rolling in, gaze at the stars while toasting marshmallows over your camp fire, spot unique wildlife and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities from bushwalking to adventure sports.bush camping on Yorke Peninsula

Council has designated a number of locations where camping is allowed. Permits are required for camping in these sites, and camping in other locations on local government land or on any road is prohibited. It is also illegal to camp on any foreshore. Any person who camps in an unauthorised area or does not pay the appropriate fee may be issued with a $100 Expiation Notice.  It pays to check your information with the nearest visitor information centre.

As described in Council's by laws, 'camping includes setting up a camp, or causing a tent, caravan or motor home to remain on the land for the purpose of staying overnight, whether or not any person is in attendance or sleeps on the land.  Upon camping on any of the designated camping reserves for a period of six consecutive weeks, you are unable to camp on any designated camping reserve until a period of a further four consecutive weeks has expired'.

The following camping locations are free, however a camping permit is still required: The Gap, The Bamboos, Tiparra Rocks, Wauraltee Beach and Barkers Rocks. All other locations require a permit and the payment of camping fees. 

Permits can be obtained from Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre in Minlaton, Corny Point General Store, Warooka IGA, Edithburgh Deli and Newsagency, or any of the Council offices.  If you need to report any maintenance issues, contact a Council office or let the staff at the visitor centre know and we can pass on the details.

camping with the family at Mozzie Flat


Frequently asked questions:

Where can I camp?

What should I bring?

Can I have a camp fire?

Can I use a generator?

Can I bring my dog?



Don't camp close to other campers – leave as much space between your camp and the next as the situation allows.

  • Generators – running them all hours of the night is very inconsiderate, as is going out during the day and leaving them running unattended for everyone else to listen to

  • Do not walk through other people's campsites

  • Leave no trace of your visit – don't spoil it for the next visitor!

  • Take your rubbish with you, don't throw anything in the fire that won't completely burn away and leave the campsite spotless - or risk receiving a $315.00 expiation notice for littering from Council's Ranger

  • Where pets are allowed, ensure they are controlled – your dog may be your best friend but that doesn't mean it will be welcome in anyone else's camp!

  • Sound travels at night, so late night gatherings around the campfire need to be toned down.

  • Be friendly to everyone you come across – but don't become an unwanted guest who hangs around and doesn't know when it's time to return to their own campsite

  • If a campsite has facilities, please leave them clean and tidy

Minimal impact

Please help care for the environment by following these simple rules:

  • Help to prevent the spread of weeds and pests - check your vehicle, camping equipment and clothing to ensure they are contaminant free 

  • Help reduce the risk of bush fires and burn injuries by using a fuel or gas stove for cooking

  • Only light fires where and when they are permitted and use the fireplaces and fire rings provided

  • Never collect firewood or kindling from the area - even dead branches are protected as they provide a home for our native animals and birds

  • Remember, plants and animals are protected so try not to trample plants when walking or setting up your tent - use your poles, not trees, to support tent ropes and lines

  • Bring a portable toilet if you are camping in areas without facilities and empty the waste into special portable toilet disposal facilities

  • NEVER empty portable toilet waste into standard toilets or onto the ground!

  • Take all rubbish home - disposing of rubbish in fireplaces is an offence

  • Enjoy the peace and be considerate of others

Staying safe

Be aware of potential dangers and take care of yourself:

  • Plan carefully and make sure your camping equipment is in good working order before leaving home

  • Read signs and brochures carefully - pay attention to any safety warnings

  • Supervise your children, especially near water and fireplaces

  • Be safe around camp fires - extinguish fires whenever you leave your camp site unattended; use water, not sand which retains heat and can cause severe burns

  • Bring your own water, and don't assume on-site water is safe to drink

  • Keep food in locked containers or in your car to keep it safe from wildlife

  • Wear protective clothing to avoid sunburn, bites, scratches and stings


Fire danger season is from 1st of November until 30th of April. Please check CFS Fire Bans hotline 1300 362 361 for more information.



Visitor Information Centre

Yorke Peninsula Information Centre
29 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445


29 Main Street Minalton South Australia


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