Cowards Springs campsite is an oasis.... The campsites are shady with each having its own fire pit. Wood can be purchased in the form of old railway sleepers or bring your own. The amenities are extremely clean. The hot showers, heated by a donkey system are a novelty, firewood is provided for this. The loos are drop but are again super clean and not smelly at all. There is a rainwater tank for drinking water and bore water for washing up. The natural spring is not warm which was great because it was 30c+ the days we stayed there and it was refreshing to have a dip. We had the whole family (4 adults and 3 kids) in the tub at one time. The museum on site is a must see, astounding what the owners have managed to restore on site. This is a perfect base to explore the mound springs and Strangways Overland Telegraph site. We loved our two nights there.
- 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