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Coward Springs Campground

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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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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Olympic Dam Airport195 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may be a small campground but it’s extremely well kept up by the owners. The bathrooms are very clean and odor free even though outhouse style!!! The facilities are also neatly crafted buildings that make a good “feature” to the park. The small natural...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The campsite was very clean and tidy. Toilets and showers (heated by a donkey heater, wood, which delivered a very good temperature) in excellent condition. We didn't use the spring pool which is quite small. Our only intention was a place to stay and have...More

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Response from pruecowardsprings, Manager at Coward Springs CampgroundResponded 12 October 2018

Thanks for your positive comments. An update on payment - this season Optus installed a 'Small Cell Antennae' on our property giving us mobile reception in the immediate area, Given the cost of providing credit card facilities (not feasible for a small business) this has...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Wow what a camp . just the best hot showers run by a donkey heater very clean , hot spa . this place is just the best way to relax after a day of dusty roads and hot weather , it was only 12.50 p/p...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

To be honest, it was not what I expected. I also heard the same feedback from many other campers who were asking "is 'that' it?" Entry to the spring and walk is $2 per adult and $1 per child. You must also pay this 'day...More

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Response from pruecowardsprings, Owner at Coward Springs CampgroundResponded 22 September 2018

I'm sorry that you were disappointed. We are a private property and have set up what we think is a very special place for our visitors to enjoy and get a sense of the Outback. One of the things that we love about being here...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Hidden in the sandrine is a wonderful oasis ,lovingly restored buildings with clean toilets. The museum was really interesting with fantastic photos on how it was transformed. The spring was refreshing and clean.

Thank ValSmi
Response from pruecowardsprings, Owner at Coward Springs CampgroundResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you, so glad you loved our home.

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"Camping style."
10 Oct. 2018
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"Some sites are bigger and more sheltered than others"
8 Nov. 2017
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"There r portable fire pits if your site doesn't have one."
11 Sep. 2016
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"Stay away from the bushes if you hate mice!"
21 Apr. 2015
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