Updated: Mar 31, 2019
Trip duration: 2-4 days
Distance from Adelaide: 270km (3hr)
Best times to visit: April & October school holidays
Mambray Creek is such an awesome camping spot to head up to from Adelaide, just for the weekend! Less than 3 hours drive North of Adelaide lies a pretty cool camp spot, located within the Mount Remarkable National Park.
There is over 50 secluded campsites at Mambray Creek Campground, with flushing toilets and showers! From the campground, visitors have access to around 15 different walking tracks, ranging from light strolls to lookouts and treacherous day-long hikes across the national park.
Keep an eye out around the campground and while you're hiking for an array of native animals, including kangaroos, emus, sleepy lizards, and hundreds of different bird species!
A 30 minute drive from Mambray Creek through Horrocks Pass will lead you to Wilmington, a pretty cool rural community. From Wilmington, you can head up to Quorn (as featured in my "Southern Flinders Ranges" trip) and other surrounding towns. The remote ghost-town of Hammond is also nearby, head out there to check out some pretty cool history buildings and railway station!
Just a little south of Wilmington is Alligator Gorge. This is a must! Drive right into the national park (along the very windy road!), park your car and walk down into one of the most beautiful gorges in the Southern Flinders! The bright orange sandstone is picturesque with the noon sun gleaming its way into the narrow gorge. You can walk along the creek line of the gorge and take in it's amazing natural beauty! The walking trail then loops into the thick scrub (keep an eye out for animals - including snakes!!), before finishing at the carpark.
About 20km south of Alligator Gorge (approx. 50km from Mambray Creek, on the other side of the ranges) is Melrose. Be sure to check out the oldest town in the Flinders (as featured in my "Southern Flinders Ranges" trip).
If you have time, you can check out the towns of Port Augusta (as featured in my "Central South Australia" trip) is just 70km north of Mambray Creek and the town of Port Pirie, located 70km south of Mambray Creek.
Mambray Creek is a perfect, beautiful camping spot for the weekend! Why not plan a trip their next weekend?!
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