This camp site is a popular place, then for $7 you would expect it to be. The ground is red dirt and gravel and they have a dump point. They have an honesty box if they are not open.
After going in to the club and paying, we unhooked and had a drive around the area.
The club is near some salt flats, I have read that some people think it smells but we didn’t smell anything.
The town has a Coles, woollies, Big W, and many fast food store's.
Info and honesty box
Fits all size vans
Any size rig
About 30 minutes away is Quorn, like most small towns, is basically closed on a weekend. Don’t let that put you off. The cafe is open, as is the newsagent's and the pub opens at noon. I say the pub, there are around four, I'm not sure if they are all open on a week day or not?
The Quandong Cafe has nice coffee and cake and the Quorn railway has lots of history and railway yard you can look around. The information center is there as are some public toilets.
Lots of caravans were in the town and with so many places to park its a good place to pull up and have a look around.
The Lions Park, is another time warp, this time with farming equipment. The place is scattered with old plough's, harvester's, wooden carts and many other pieces. In a building they have a beautiful old rusty car and an old tractor that looks like it was the first tractor with wheel tracks.
Arid Land Botanic Garden
Port Augusta is home to the Arid Land Botanic Garden. They have some lovely walks around the grounds so you can check out the plants and some sculptures. The plants are named and have been divided in to different category's.
Bird life was a welcome sight as was there twittering as we got close.
They have a gift shop and nice cafe you can sit at and take in the gardens. They do tours Monday to Friday at 10am, we missed this but I'm sure it would be worth it as there is so much to see.
Within the area of the Gardens is a drive, to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout. Its gives you a good look over what seems to be a large inlet of water. There are walks up here to and a water station for you to fill a bottle.
Port Augusta Sports Club is a great place to stop and have a look around the town and the surrounds. We didn’t get to check out the club but its basically on your doorstep if you want a meal or a drink. We would definitely stay again 🙂
If you like staying at showground, sports and recreation grounds you might like our post on the ones we have stayed at. Updated each time we stay at one. With over 17 in 5 states at this time.You can read them all in one place here