Leigh Creek Caravan Park

Caravan Park - South Australia


The town of Leigh Creek, an oasis in the desert, is nestled at the foot of the Northern Flinders Ranges and Gammon Ranges. It is situated 560km from Adelaide and 270km north of Port Augusta on Highway 83. It is the last major town before the bitumen ends and is therefore an ideal stop-off point to relax, fuel up and stock up the pantry.

Less than 40km up the road you're on the dirt and it's here where your adventure really begins in the great South Australian Outback. The Simpson Desert? Arkaroola? or up the famous Birdsville, Oodnadatta or Strzelecki Tracks?, you decide!

Don't go rushing off too quickly though as the Leigh Creek Caravan Park makes an ideal base camp whilst visiting the many local  attractions such as Wilpena Pound, Sliding Rock, Warraweena, Parachilna Gorge or Aroona Dam where hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the rare Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby.

In the evening relax around the park camp fire with fellow tourists or in summer you can spend your time relaxing in the airconditioned Tavern and get to know the locals. You never know they might even reveal a few of their favourite places that you won't find listed in the guide books.

The staff at Liz's Open Cut Cafe & Visitor Information Outlet in the town centre are available to answer all your questions and whilst there, why not look around at the local history display and information of both the township of Leigh Creek and the Leigh Creek Coalmine.

The Leigh Creek Caravan Park is owned and operated by the Leigh Creek Progress Association. All bookings, general maintenance and administration is done on a voluntary basis. In the past few years these volunteers have given up their time and worked hard under many a hot sun to make major improvements to the park, and make everyone's stay as pleasant as possible.

There are 9x ensuite cabins at the Leigh Creek Caravan Park, with varying bed numbers and configurations.

  • 4x TWIN SHARE cabins, comprising of 2 single beds each.

  • 2x DOUBLE cabins comprising of 1 double bed each.

  • 1x SMALL FAMILY cabin comprising of 1 double bed and 1 single bed

  • 2x FAMILY cabins comprising of 1 double bed and 2 single beds.

There are also 2x backpackers cabins, comprising of 4 single beds in each cabin. These are a great option for those wanting to travel on a budget.

There are 16 powered sites and 16 unpowered sites available at the Leigh Creek Caravan Park. All sites are only a short walking distance to the Amenities Block and sites are available to suit up to large motorhomes/buses.
A lovely park in an arid location. Spacious sites and central facilities including dump point. Friendly caretaker who arranges fire pit each night. The town is becoming smaller due to closure of coal mine but has Foodland and fuel and the tavern. A welcome stay for a couple of nights.
Powered Site $27.50
Per site, per night (2 adults)