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“Great campsite on the Oodnadatta track”

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Coward Springs Campground
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Great campsite on the Oodnadatta track”
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Better than expected. No powered sites and you have to take your rubbish with you, but definitely worth a stopover. Really clean facilities, friendly staff and a natural spa, you couldn't ask for more considering the location. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2016, travelled with family
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Hawthorn, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We visited this place about 14 years ago and just stopped in again. We're pleased to say nothing much has changed, it's a lovely relaxed oasis along the Oodnadatta track. Awesome hot tub, nice hot showers with the added fun of having to light the boiler fire yourself and lovely private camp sites.

  • Stayed June 2016, travelled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stayed a Coward Spring and drove for the early morning flight over Lake Eyre, William Creek is typical Outback Australia , a pub multi-function,come fuel, restaurant, bar, booking flights plus there is a camping ground, and few old space relic that was tested in the South Australian desert.Otherwise this the place where can get on board your flight over Lake Eyre the cost was $260 for one hour worth it if you decided to see something unique in Australia , we saw about 1.5m of water left and no wild life ,but the flight was worthwhile.

  • Stayed May 2016, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Every if it is hot out, stop and have a dip in the hot springs. It is still rejuvenating. The campground is pretty basic with some shady site, but the drop toilets ar clean and really well maintained.

Aside for the hot springs there isn't much else to see. While the old Ghan railway siding has been restored, the building is boarded up and was closed when we passed through. There isn't much to see from this perspective.

  • Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
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pruecowardsprings, Owner at Coward Springs Campground, responded to this review, 28 August 2016
Hi, You must have visited Coward Springs before Easter? Our 'season' is from Easter to late October. During that time the Museum is open to campers and visitors but is boarded up over the summer months when we have few visitors and we are not always on site. We do remain open all year round for the few experienced travellers who are comfortable driving in the outback during summer's often extreme weather conditions.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

After an arduous trek on the Anne Beadell Highway and onto Coober Pedy, Coward Springs was the ideal respite/oasis it is the best spot for camping, clean amenities, picturesque campground with your own swept out fire pit and of course the plunge in the spa was wonderful. The delightful museum was an added bonus.

Stayed May 2016
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Additional Information about Coward Springs Campground

Property: Coward Springs Campground
Address: Oodnadatta Track | Coward Springs, Marree, South Australia 5733, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Marree
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Marree
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 
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Coward Springs Campground Marree, South Australia

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