We stayed here as a group in April 2015.
The campsite itself is really cool. First impressions were great - there is plenty of info at the front gate to explain the workings of the place as well as an honesty system to pay for your stay. We had quite a few spots to choose from and they were all fairly private and had a barrel to light a fire.
It's also worth noting that whilst we didn't book a spot, there was some reserved camp spots and they were clearly signed. I would suggest calling and booking a spot if you are unsure.
Amenities were clean and the showers worked great. It's always more satisfying to light your own fire and actually put in effort for your own hot water!
There was plenty of birds and wildlife around. We camped next to a bushy spot and got invaded by mice throughout the night. Whilst they didn't gain entry to our tent and they didn't bother me at all, my partner reckons she didn't sleep at all! The other people we were with camped next to trees and said they didn't hear a peep out of a mouse.
Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coward Springs Campground Marree, South Australia