Refer to the MAP showing the 19 Yorke Peninsula Council Bush Campgrounds 

A Bush Camping Permit gives you access to any of the 19 Bush Campgrounds, but does not reserve a particular site - which are only available on a 'first in basis'. We recommend looking at the locations listed, so if your first choice is crowded, try a neighbouring site instead. There are always enough sites for permit holders, but regulars do have their favourites, and these often fill up first during peak times.

More information on facilities available (bins, toilets, dump points, water

 Small Campground – 5 to 10 sites
 Medium Campground – 10 to 20 sites
 Large Campground – 20 to 40 sites
 Extra Large Campground – 40 to 75 sites
  1.   The Gap – Large Campground - Gap Road, Balgowan [-34.23513, 137.50183]  
  1.   The Bamboos – Medium Campground - Government Road, Balgowan [-34.253035, 137.503256]  
  1.   Tiparra Rocks – Small Campground - Government Road, Balgowan [-34.286058, 137.498941]
  1.   Wauraltee – Large Campground - DOES NOT INCLUDE BEACH - Wauraltee Beach Road, Wauraltee [-34.587814, 137.507724]  
  1.   Barkers Rocks – Large Campground - Barkers Rocks Road, Bluff Beach [-34.715333, 137.488258]  
  1.   Port Minlacowie – Large Campground - Beegoodye Wells Road, Minlaton [-34.83280, 137.45986]  
  1.   Len Barker Reserve – Medium Campground - North Coast Road, Point Souttar [-34.920989, 137.301708]  
  1.   Burners Beach – Large Campground - North Coast Road, Point Souttar [-34.896853, 137.249404]  
  1.   Gravel Bay – Small Campground - Lighthouse Road, Corny Point [-34.93573, 136.99559] 
  1.   Swincer Rocks – Medium Campground - Wurlie Road, Corny Point [-34.970167, 136.972742] 
  1.   Gleesons Landing – Extra Large Campground - Gleesons Road, Corny Point [-35.006102, 136.966101]  
  1.   Daly Head – Extra Large Campground - Daly Head Road, White Hut [-35.023943, 136.938773]  
  1.   Foul Bay Boat Ramp – Small Campground - Boat Ramp Road, Foul Bay [-35.210185, 137.189479]
  1.   Foul Bay – Extra Large Campground - Happy Valley Road, Foul Bay [-35.17952, 137.21111] 
  1.   Sturt Bay – Small Campground - Sturt Bay Road, Warooka [-35.10777, 137.40241]
  1.   Mozzie Flat – Small Campground - Mozzie Flat Road, Port Moorowie [-35.11163, 137.49861] 
  1.   Goldsmiths Beach – Small Campground - Troubridge Point Drive, Honiton [-35.147629, 137.687025]  
  1.   Wattle Point – Small Campground - Heel Road, Edithburgh [-35.138724, 137.702467]  
  1.   Parara – Large Campground - Parara Road, Ardrossan [-34.46027, 137.908888]  



Please be aware that toilet paper is not supplied to bush campground toilets, so come prepared with your own supply. Consider the environment you enjoy while camping and ‘leave no trace’ for others to find. Campers should never bury toilet paper or other leavings in the fragile dunes or campgrounds. 

Why don’t all the Bush Campgrounds have toilets?

  • By early 2023 toilets will be installed at all campgrounds except two (Foul Bay Boat Ramp and Tiparra)

  • Although toilets will be available in most campgrounds soon, visitors are still encouraged to be self-contained. In recent years, maintenance and environmental issues have increased substantially, with regular occurrences of toilet paper waste in the dunes, used nappies dumped in the campground and cassettes/port-a-loos being emptied into the ocean. This all needs to be cleaned up and/or managed by someone.

  • For those visitors that prefer more comprehensive facilities (running water, flushing toilets, showers, etc.) we recommend staying in one of the many beautiful Yorke Peninsula caravan parks.

Why aren’t there flushing toilets?

  • Insufficient water supply.

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E:


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