This is the top 9 Campground’s on Kangaroo Island. The island has a large range of caravan and camping sites. From Conservation and National Parks, To Council Sites and Privately owned caravan parks. The Council campground’s are self-registering, and National Parks can be booked in advanced. Some facilities include cooking facilities, regularly serviced bathrooms and some sites with power. Click Here for the full guide on all the caravan and camping sites. This blog is our top 9 campground’s we stayed at whilst on Kangaroo Island.
Crown Land-21 Day Camp
This was an amazing camp spot we managed to park right by the water. Be careful when coming in though as it is quite sandy, our caravan got booged. There is no facilities and the camp is for fully self contained vehicles only. It also is dog friendly. This is one of the only free campground’s on the Island.
Camping at Murray Lagoon
Located in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park is Murray Lagoon Campground. It’s located 35 minutes Kingscote and 25 minutes from beautiful D’estrees Bay. Near the campground is 3 great walks the timber creek walk which is 2.3km return loop. Bald Hill lookout 1km return and you can extend the hike with the Curly Creek trail which is 5km one way. The total round trip for this hike is 11km return and will take about 4 hours. At the campground there is toilet facilities and designated campsites which you book online it’s $17 per night.
Camping at Vivonne Bay
Vivonne Bay Camp Ground is located walking distance from Vivonne Bay and a short 5 minute drive from Point Ellen and Vivonne Bay Jetty. Its a beautiful small campground with toilet facilities and hot showers which are $2 for 3 minutes. There is also picnic and BBQ facilities. Powered site $35 a night for up to two people, Unpowered site $22.50 a night for up to two people. Additional persons $7.50 a night. You can pay via cash or master card when you arrive at the campground there is no booking online.
Western KI Caravan Park
The Caravan Park is located just 20 minutes from Flinders Chase National Park. The park offers a Range of sites from powered to Unpowered sites. Many located in a shady bushland setting. There is a Camp Kitchen – Fully equipped and seating for 50 and there is 2 Toilet and Shower Blocks. Powered sites are from $40 and unpowered from $30 per night.
Western River Cove Camp ground
Western River Cove Camp Ground has the best of both worlds, a lovely river running into a secluded white sand beach. This campground is located about an hour’s drive from Kingscote and has barbecues, picnic facilities and toilets. However it is not suitable for Caravan’s. Powered site $35 a night for up to two people, Unpowered site $22.50 a night for up to two people. Additional persons $7.50 a night.
Camping at Emu Bay
Emu Bay is a small town not too far from Kingscote. The campground is within walking distance of a fantastic white sandy beach. The level sites make this an ideal camping ground for caravans or motorhomes. Although there are no toilets located at the camping ground. Toilets, BBQ facilities and sheltered picnic area are available nearby (approximately 500m). $7.50 a night. You can pay via cash or master card when you arrive at the campground there is no booking online.
Stokes Bay Campground
The camping ground is located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, about 38 km west of Kingscote. Explore nature by walking through the rock tunnel to enter the bay where you will be greeted with a rock pools. The camping ground is next to the Rock Pool café which is open from October to May. Although not at the camping ground, BBQ facilities are available off the day carparking area. Powered site $35 a night for up to two people, Unpowered site $22.50 a night for up to two people.
This campground is located 15 minutes from Penneshaw. It has a picnic area and public toilets available. There also are public showers for $2 for 3 minutes. It’s a great location and right on Brown’s Beach. The campground is run by the local council and is $17 for up to 2 people on a unpowered site.
There is 2 Camp ground’s in this area Antechamber campground and Chapman river Campground. We stayed at Antechamber Campground as the sights are large, level and close to the beach. you can access Chapman River campground across a bridge. Chapman river camp is unlevel large camp sites more suited to large groups and tents or Roof top tents and camper trails. Antechamber has 11 camp sites with nearby walking trails providing access to the beach and the river. There is toilets and picnic tables on both campgrounds as well. The sites are $17 per night and are all unpowered.