Coward Springs Campground
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Coward Springs Campground

Oodnadatta Track Coward Springs, Stuarts Creek, South Australia 5733 Australia
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4.5
#1 of 1 lodge in Stuarts Creek
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Coward Springs, located on the Oodnadatta Track in Outback South Australia is an oasis, a restored and heritage-listed railway site, a place to relax and 'really get a sense of the outback and its history'. Once a thriving railway siding on the old Ghan Line it is now a campground and day visitor area.Attractions include the bore-fed ‘natural spa’; the Engine Drivers Cabin, restored and open as a museum; shady historic trees and date palms and new facilities built from recycled railway and telegraph materials.
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Oodnadatta Track Coward Springs, Stuarts Creek, South Australia 5733 Australia
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jenni wrote a review June 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a brilliant place to stay on the Oodnadatta Track. The camp grounds are laid out well and they haven't tried to squeeze campers in for the sake of making money. The spa was awesome. Most drop toilets are revolting but not at this place the toilets are great. Hope to return again for more than one night. We all gave back with our purchases of trinkets to take home to family - they weren't overpriced like many other places we had been. The owners were so nice to chat with.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Camping at its finest
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dudkdukman wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night in this campground. Lots of good shade during a hot period. Nobody else there. Unfortunately the museum was closed :-( would have liked to see a reduced camping fee, but so be it. The wooden-framed hotspring is a hoot but needs a clean. Otherwise certainly a camp-spot to recommend
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Date of stay: November 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Karen wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice little spot to break up the drive on the track. Nice private sites and fire pits provided but make sure you have your own fire wood. Strictly no collecting here. Lovely clean amenities. Showers lit with donkey in afternoon by owner. Spring small but well worth a dip. Watch out for the mozzies. Nice location.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Di Ellis wrote a review Aug 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
this was our third visit to Coward Springs, sadly seems like it is a bit run down, the hot springs could do with a pressure wash or somesuch, also this time, the sand was stirring up and stuck inside bathing togs. . Unfortunately, not the owners fault, but a bit of a mouse plague happening, SO make sure your food is secured well in containers, a few campers had overnight food contamination, lil buggers. $30 unpowered was a bit steep too, Hot water wasn't lit, shortage of wood.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ross S wrote a review Apr 2023
Adelaide, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place to stop with with well laid out campsites complete with fire pit ( bring own wood or $20 box if avsilable). Lovely hosts and the coffee van in the morning was a lovely start to the days run. Pity I had no room for date scones.
The spa is magic at the end of the day to massage aching shoulders and backs.
Lovely job renovating the buildings and providing the museum.

The cleanest and sweetest smelling drop toilets I have found anywhere. Could have been at home.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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margiel885 wrote a review July 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
No washing facilities or rubbish bins. Amenities was a freezing wind hole with gaps in the ceiling and wooden plank walls where privacy was not afforded. We wanted to park in the sun but was put under trees in the deep dark shade. It was a windy hole and expensive for what it offered. Wouldn’t stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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waynedi2017 wrote a review May 2021
Adelaide, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem of a place...plenty of camping spots all with privacy of bushes. A lovely place to watch the world go by, watch the stars at night with a camp fire & enjoy the serenity. There is a little museum there and a lagoon with lovely birds visiting it. There is also a lovely artesian spring to have a soak in.The shower is rustic but clean & although it is a dump toilet there is no smell & it's spotless...just watch for the mozzies at night! We stayed two nights & could have easily stayed longer. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AJNSutherland wrote a review May 2022
Hawthorn, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the best places to camp on the Oodnadatta Track - make the the best place. The sites are beautifully laid out with ample privacy between them. This place has special vibe which is rare, and other camping grounds could learn a lot about how to create a great experience. The couple (Barb & Scott) who run Coward Springs are fabulous - helpful, knowledgeable and welcoming. They’ve not exploited the place by jamming in more and more sites so it’s kept a lovely charm. Would we go back? You bet!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Essential to book online
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K72 wrote a review Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful setting amongst the date plantation and a pocket of green. The actual spring is tiny...room for 3 or 4 people only.
They ask for a $2 donation to use spring. Good toilets and change rooms available.
Wad a lot of birdlike around.
Cafe open til 12, then from 230pm
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul E wrote a review May 2021
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful spot to park up for a night or more on the way up the Oodnadatta track. The hosts Barb and Scott (and of course Rusty the dog) were fantastic. The powered sites are all picturesque and a good size. Barb runs a really cool coffee service in the mornings and her day slice worth the trip alone. We booked in for 1 night and stayed 3. Great spot. A real experience
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jenni wrote a tip June 2022
Sydney, Australia39 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Camping at its finest"
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AJNSutherland wrote a tip May 2022
Hawthorn, Australia56 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Essential to book online"
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Stay529549 wrote a tip Oct 2018
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Camping style."
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8Myst8 wrote a tip Nov 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand64 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some sites are bigger and more sheltered than others"
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mandyosh wrote a tip Sept 2016
Terrigal, Australia76 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There r portable fire pits if your site doesn't have one."
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