Wilpena Pound Resort

Private Campground - South Australia


Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation located within the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, 430km north of Adelaide.

This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 60 hotel rooms, 15 glamping safari tents, a picturesque campground, National Park Visitor Information Centre, restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and general store.

There is so much to see and do with a range of 4WD tours, guided Aboriginal cultural walks, nature and bush walks, and our ‘must do’ scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges.

Visit us in the South Australian outback and soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes.

The Wilpena Pound Campground has 40 powered campsites suitable for caravans, campervans, camper-trailers and tents, as well as over 300 unpowered bush campsites. 

The campground has three amenities blocks, two with laundry facilities, a pay phone, and is close to the general store selling groceries, petrol and firewood.

The adjacent Visitor Information Centre books local tours and scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Ikara Flinders Ranges.

Campground guests are welcome to use the resort pool, as well as the restaurant, bar and bistro.

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited between 22 October and 15 April each year.

Not a lot to recommend this place. We chose the bush camp option up a track along the side of a hill, two toilets at some distance from each other and good luck finding a level spot. Valley runs north-south so sun rises late over Wilpena Pound ridge and sets early does not help your solar system. The $ cost per night, for what is not much. And the powered or closer sites area looked a bit like a sardine can. Also be prepared to walk and climb to see the Pound proper, the visitor centre is located well outside the bit you want to see not easy - maybe not possible - for aged or repaired legs! Better option is to take the tourist drive through the ranges and just free camp at one of gorges (as we saw several others doing).

As others have mentioned the management and upkeep is a little disappointing for what we were told was a premier resort. We definitely agree. We took a powered site at $39 pn and the place was certainly not crowded so we felt we had plenty of room. We had booked a scenic flight (really the only way to see the Pound) but the first day it was too windy the second day too cloudy and so we left on the third day which was also no better without seeing much... This may have coloured our appreciation of the place.

Beautiful setting, but poorly maintained.

Stunning location, powered sites were a bit close to each other & facilities basic but showers hot. Recommend booking tours online we tried to book & kept being told come back tomorrow morning(even though tours were going out with empty seats) we persisted & finally got on the Sacred Canyon tour which was fantastic & worth the wait

We were lucky to get a powered site at the end of row, otherwise as others have said, sites are cheek by jowl. One thing I would strongly recommend is that you do bring fresh food supplies from further south. Whilst the resort promotes their IGA as being competitive price wise, my experience was VERY old fruit and veg (mouldy and well past it's use by date), limited choice in meat and chicken. I resorted to buying frozen vegetables, only to find it seemed to have been thawed, frozen, thawed, frozen. ??!!

We stayed in a powered site. Facilities are basic not particularly well maintained but the showers were nice & hot. Staff were friendly but trying to get them to book a tour was hard. Kept being told come back tomorrow. I'd recommend booking tours online before you get there.
Unpowered Site $27.00
Per site, per night (2 adults) - from