National Parks in Adelaide - Campervan Guide

Which are the best National Parks to visit in South Australia?

Adelaide is surrounded by some of the country's most breathtaking national parks, making it a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. A visit to South Australia's national parks is a true feast for the senses, offering a rich tapestry of landscapes, from windswept coastlines and rugged mountains to tranquil bushland and rolling hills.

Here are the top 10 NP in South Australia that you simply must see.

  1. Flinders Ranges
  2. Coorong
  3. Wilpena Pound
  4. Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
  5. Innes
  6. Mount Remarkable
  7. Naracoorte Caves
  8. Murray River
  9. Belair
  10. Onkaparinga River
How much is campervan entry to national parks in South Australia? Are permits required?

The National Parks and Wildlife Service of South Australia (NPWS) manages around 300 protected areas throughout the state.

While the vast majority are free to enter, the most spectacular (and popular) national parks require an entry permit. Most permits cost $12.50 for a single-vehicle entry, although fees may vary depending on the park.

If you plan on visiting four or more fee-collecting NP’s, it’s worth investing in the Two-Month Holiday Park Pass. For $50, you get unlimited entry into almost all SA national parks. Exceptions include Flinders Chase (Kangaroo Island) and the Simpson Desert parks.

In addition to entry permits, many South Australian national parks charge camping fees. Again, prices vary from park to park. Expect to fork out anywhere from $13.50 to $27 per campsite per night.

All South Australian national park campgrounds can now be booked online. Snag your site early in peak season, so you don’t miss out.

Popular National Parks in Adelaide

Flinders Ranges (427 km from Adelaide)

Dramatic peaks, earthy sunburnt hues, and panoramic lookouts abound in this majestic outback mountain range. Hike rugged ridgeline trails or savour the landscape from your camper on a lengthy scenic drive.

Innes National Park (286 km from Adelaide)

Seldom-explored Innes is the highlight of the sprawling Yorke Peninsula. The pristine coastal park blends colonial-era history with untouched natural splendour. Bounce between scenic campsites, secluded beaches and rugged cliff-top hikes.