A fascinating structure built with recycel materials and dubbed the best dunny in the outback

Coward Springs Campground

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Stuarts Creek, South Australia

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Stuarts Creek,
South Australia

Coward Springs Campground is between Marree (130 kilometres north-west) and William Creek (77 kilometres south-east). It is an oasis, a restored and heritage-listed railway site and a place to relax and really get a sense of the outback and its history. Coward Springs Campground has been operating since 1991 as a family business. You will find campsites amongst the shady historic trees and date palms; a relaxing and refreshing natural spa; a museum in the restored Engine Drivers Cabin; a wetland; facilities built from recycled railway and telegraph materials with artwork and artistic details in unexpected places. Campsites have individual fireplaces but please bring your own firewood. There is no firewood collection at, or within 10 kilometres of Coward Springs. (Fire ban period applies from late October to April). Nights are peaceful as no generators are allowed after 5pm or in the mornings. Coward Springs is open to day visitors for a small entrance fee of AUD2.00 per person (children half-price). Coward Springs may closed to day visitors if traveller numbers are too high....

Indicative Rates


Price indicated is for one adult, one night. Children (3 - 15 years old) is $7.50 each child per night.

Product Types

  • Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks

Facilities found here

  • Carpark
  • Communal Shower
  • Family Friendly
  • Open Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire

Special Needs and Access

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Activities you can engage in

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Swimming

Rooms Available

  • SITE

    aerial photo of camping area showing how the trees surround sites and how secluded they areCampsites at sunrisecampsite shletered from winds with toilet block in the backgroundcampsites with sun rising through the dates palms and campground trees

    Campground or caravan site. Unpowered campsites have fireplaces. Wood is provided for showers but not campfires - please note: no wood collection permitted at Coward Springs. (No cabin accomodation.)

    Facilities found here

    • Open fireplace
    • Shower

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The 'natural spa', a bore-fed pool on the edge of the wetland
The full moon or the setting sun are framed by the walkway of the railway sleeper toilet block
Date palms and other historic trees, shlter campsites and provice privacy
The amenities are built from recycled railway sleepers