Wilpena Pound Resort
Wilpena Pound Resort

Wilpena Pound CARAVAN & Campground, FLINDERS RANGES


Situated in the Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound Campground covers 50 hectares set amongst river red gums, native pines and abundant wildlife. Located just a short walk from the entrance to Wilpena Pound, the campground is a perfect base for exploring the area. In this natural bush setting, you will encounter kangaroos and emus grazing while wedge-tail eagles soar overhead.

Wilpena Pound campground

Check in at the Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre where you can collect plenty of information about the many activities and sites of interest in the National Park. There are many walking trails in the area ranging from easy to challenging, abundant flora and fauna, fascinating geological formations, ancient gorges and Aboriginal rock art. 4WD tours and scenic flights operate daily.

Visitor CentreVisitor Centre




The campground is popular year-round and has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay including:


  • 44 powered sites
  • Extensive bush camping areas
  • Campfire pits and barbeques
  • 3 shower and toilet blocks
  • 2 laundry areas
  • Petrol, gas, ice and firewood available at the General Store
  • Regular shuttle bus to the entrance to Wilpena Pound near Hill’s Homestead


You are also welcome at Wilpena Pound Resort to enjoy a cool drink in the bar or take a night off from cooking and enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

If you like camping in comfort, try one of our permanent tents. Made from heavy duty canvas and mounted on solid floors, these tents can sleep up to five people, with a double bed and three singles. They are located close to shower and toilet facilities and a short walk from the Resort bar, restaurant and pool. Each tent is equipped with refrigerator, lighting, water and power.  If booking a permanent tent, please bring your own linen.  As there are no cooking facilities in the tents, we suggest you pack as if you're camping, without the inconvenience of having to erect your own tent.


Permanent tent in wilpena pound campgroundCamping with the natives



Campground Prices

 Campground prices do not include the National Park Entry Fee. 

per person
1 APRIL 2014 - 31 MARCH 2015

Powered Sites

Double: $34.00 per night

Unpowered Sites

Double: $23.00 per night

Extra Adult

$10.00 per night


$5.00 per child per night (6 - 13 years)

Permanent Tent

(max 5 people)

Single/ Double: $80.00 per night without linen + $10 extra person.

Single / Double: $100.00 per night with linen +$10.00 extra person.

Powered bus bay

$12.50 per person per night 
Crew/driver free of charge



Getting There


Getting there from Adelaide

Wilpena Pound Resort is situated 429 kilometres north of Adelaide. The most scenic route to Wilpena Pound is via the Clare Valley, Gladstone, Melrose, Wilmington, Quorn and Hawker. The drive should take between 4.5 and 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive straight up Highway 1 to Port Augusta, and then drive through Quorn and Hawker. Once again, this drive will take between 4.5 and 5 hours.

You may wish to stay overnight in the Clare Valley on the way up to Wilpena Pound Resort or on your return journey. If so, Clare to Spalding, Jamestown, Orroroo, Carrieton, Craddock and Hawker provides a most direct route - approximately 3 hours from Clare itself.



Getting there from Broken Hill

Broken Hill has special appeal as a stopover for travellers from NSW and Victoria. Its mining history and art are unsurpassed. Wilpena Pound Resort is about 5 hours drive from the Silver City. The sealed Barrier Highway is the most direct route through Peterborough, Orroroo and Hawker. You can leave the highway at Yunta and travel cross-country, however, planning for this trip is advised.


Getting there from Renmark

From Renmark, travel via Morgan to Burra through South Australia's famous merino breeding area, Hallett, to Peterborough, Orroroo and Hawker.


Getting there from the Outback

Many Outback adventurers come to Wilpena Pound Resort via Birdsville in Queensland or via Cameron's Corner at the junction of the borders of Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. The Outback loop map available from the Visitor Information Centre is a good planning guide.

Good trip and vehicle preparation are recommended whether you choose to travel the Birdsville or Strzlelecki Track.

A permanent tent



Campground Bookings: 08 8648 0048   Emailvisitorcentre@wilpenapound.com.au


    Please submit your enquiry and our booking office will contact you to confirm availability and provide any additional information you may require. Alternatively you may wish to call the booking office directly on (08) 8648 0048.

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