How and where to camp on Eyre Peninsula

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Looking to get away from the comfort of four walls and the hustle and bustle of the Adelaide CBD? Then pocket this guide as you trek west along the Eyre Peninsula. From free campsites with some of the best views you could wake up to in Australia, to a hidden oasis that rivals the postcard perfect Maldives – the Eyre Peninsula is dotted with dozens of dunes, parks and beaches to make camp. But the peninsula’s vastness can make it difficult to find those hidden gems you have spied on social media, plus some GPS services can lead campers astray in the Australian outback. We have taken the leg work out of it for you with all you need to know about the best camp spots along the Eyre Peninsula, including how to get there.

1. Engine Point Campground, Lincoln National Park

Engine Point, Lincoln National Park

Meet Australia’s answer to the Maldives. With translucent calm waters, a variety of fish darting and diving in the shallows and a camping hideaway tucked at one end of a long cove – what’s not to love? While there is no beach access for vehicles, you can get in your daily exercise by strolling along the shoreline, or one of the nearby walking trails. If you are lucky you might spot majestic whales migrating past Boston Bay, which is the largest natural harbour in Australia. If you are looking to get away from camp for the day, you can hop in the car and check out the nearby Sleaford-Wanna sand dunes that look straight from the set of Star Wars or support local with a tasting at Boston Bay Wines.

How to get here: Engine Point Campground can be accessed via Donnington, inside the Lincoln National Park. From Donnington Road, you can turn onto the 4WD track called Engine Point road and head toward the unallocated camping sites.

Cost: It is $13.50 per night to camp in the Lincoln National Park and bookings can be made via the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Driving conditions: Some 2WD vehicles have managed to access the campground, but it is meant to be for 4WD vehicles. The campground is suitable for off-road campers.

Type of camping: Off-grid. There are four sites overlooking the waters of Boston Bay, with little shade on offer and no amenities. There are toilets at nearby September Beach and Fisherman Point.

2. Sheringa Beach

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