15 years since I was here last and was good to see the charm of the area was still very much there. Being summer it was extremely hot and the warm springs were refreshing. Plenty of campsites of different sizes. We had a lovely campsite with plenty of shade. Being the quiet time of year has its advantages as only a handful of people visited the 'spa' whilst we were there. On the downside, despite being the 'off' season the price was still the same at a not expensive but not cheap either $12.50pp/night, which was $50 for our 2 nights. There was also no toilet paper or envelopes in the box to register. However you can see that a lot of effort goes into looking after the place. The sandflies/midges were horrific and we were still scratching 3 days later. Take coils and repellent.
- 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