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Coward Springs Campground

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Oodnadatta Track Coward Springs, Marree, South Australia 5733 Australia See on map
Free Parking
Free Wifi
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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

Thank Stay529549
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

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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.

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

Thank you, so glad you loved our home.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

In fact it was better than 4 years ago. The amenities are still the same and are excellent but the gardens are just beautiful. It really is a lovely oasis in the middle of the desert. All unpowered with fire pits in each site (bring...More

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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'. More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Also Known As
Coward Springs Campground Marree, South Australia
Australia > South Australia > Marree
Also Known As
Coward Springs Campground Marree, South Australia
Australia > South Australia > Marree
Traveller (29)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (4)
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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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