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Reports by:- Badger

Vic, Baringhup, Hamiltons Crossing Campground

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 2
Just a campground beside the Loddon River. No amenities, no fresh water. The beauty of it was that it is flat, green (when everywhere else at that time was dry and brown), shady in places, and very quiet (except for the zillions of sulphur-crested cockatoos that came to roost at night, but that's the beauty of Australia, too). Baringhup Caravan Park is only 7 km away and has a store for basic supplies, fuel, and swap n go gas bottles ($20 for 4.5 kg bottle). There is an unmarked walking track to the west of the campground that follows the river through a farmer's paddock - be responsible if walking along the track.

SA, Crystal Brook, The Brook Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3
A good, generally basic park, undergoing some good improvements. Price of $27 powered site or $20 unpowered. A new amenities block is being built but I found the older one okay. Water pressure and temp were okay. Free dump point. An excellent camp kitchen - one of the best I have seen. Campfire area with wood supplied. Powered sites all have matting, and power and water, and some with sullage. Easy 10-minute walk to the Railway Hotel which had great meals and cold beer. 30 min drive to Port Pirie.

Vic, Lockwood South, Bullock Creek Recreation Reserve

Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 2.5
Quiet area despite the use of the main road by traffic (trucks) bypassing Bendigo. Lots of level places to chose from. A bit of a walk to the day area for toilets or a clean undercover bbq. Shady.

Vic, Colac, Meredith Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 3
Undesignated unpowered sites. Flush toilets in a central block. A fresh water tap is about 20 m past the toilet block in-between the one-way road. Past the toilet block is a sign that says no camping past that point - the rangers DO patrol and will book you if you camp past there. We saw them arrive when we were there. The lake is shallow - we saw a man walk quite some way (over 300 m) out as he fished and the water hardly came up to his waist. Boating is allowed but one boat that was launched immediately hit the bottom and had to be retrieved. Very quiet area. Lots of level areas, and shady in most parts, but there are just as many sunny spots if using solar.

Vic, Wannon, Wannon Falls Campground

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 2.5
Basic campground with a long-drop toilet, and a picnic shelter with fireplaces and even an oven. Tables and chairs within the tent-only camping section. Caravan/motorhome areas are in designated spots around that central area. A large map of the area is situated at either end of the campground on the falls road. A short walk through the bush near the toilets gets you to the falls, and you can return up the asphalt road if you wish. It is designated as a 1-day stay but the ranger allows extended stays if you act responsibly. Very quiet and peaceful stay.

Vic, Woodside, White Womans Waterhole

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 1.5
A basic campground, with the only amenities being a long-drop toilet and some fireplaces and picnic tables, although the tables are inside a "no camping" area. No set campsites - just find a level spot. There are two easy walking trails - one around the nearby waterhole which takes about 5 mins to walk, and a forest walk which takes about 30 mins, but look for the signs along that walk to make sure you stay on the trail. If you get lost, just find McKenzies Road that dissects the forest walk to get back to the campground. A variety of parrots visit the campsites each day. When we were there a single male was camped to the northern side and supposedly had been there for four years - not very talkative and he annoyed our small dog.

SA, Kingston SE, Kingston Jetty RV Park

Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 2.5
A short-stay park of one night only. There is another park, called Pinks Beach Car Parking, that is maximum 5 days stay, at the south end of town. The Jetty RV Park is right at the jetty. The clean ablutions block is on the "next door" grassed area. There are bbqs in the area as well. There is a dump point at the end of Railway Terrace. Dogs are allowed on leash.

SA, Burra, Burra Creek Gorge Campround

Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 1
Nothing going for this place. One drop toilet, away from most sites. We stayed one night, to the constant barking of dogs from various camps. It was in fire ban season but everyone seemed to ignore that.

Vic, Dartmoor, Fort OHare Campground

Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 2
Very shady area with unmarked campsites. Two drop toilets in the one block. Fireplaces to some sites. No other amenities. Only a few hundred metres from town. When we where there it was bucketing down, so wet and miserable, but in fine weather it would be a good place to stay and relax.

SA, Langhorne Creek, Frank Potts Reserve

Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 2.5
Free. Clean toilet block. Shady sites. Close to road but very little noise at night. Water available, but boil in case. Pets allowed. No fires or bbqs allowed. The town is less than a km away. Bleasdale Winery is a few hundred meters to the east and is a MUST SEE for the 1800's red gum wine press (free admittance).