Aroona Ruins (campsite)

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite
Mapsheet
8D
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 6
Location
Aroona Valley, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 694 369
Longitude: 138.580383
Latitude: -31.277761
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Contact
Wilpena Visitor Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8648 0048
Email: VisitorsCentre@wilpenapound.com
Bookings
Self registration facility no longer in operation in this park.
Make on-line bookings: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/booking#Ikara-Flinders%20Ranges%20National%20Park
Fees
$9 per night per person for hikers + park entry fee.
$15 per car per night + park entry. Prices valid as at 13/11/2016.
Facilities
campsites, toilets, water (spring-fed), firepits with cooking grills, rubbish bins, 2WD/4WD accessible.
A tank is located nearby at Aroona Hut.

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5 thoughts on “Aroona Ruins (campsite)

  1. Camped here Easter 2007, good campsite, about a dozen camping areas well spread out, only a handful of campers, spring water fed to taps to sites, spring water was strong yellow colour though. Beautiful valley, fantastic sunrises

  2. I passed this campsite on April 23rd with Rover Scouts during the last day of hiking from where the trail crosses the Hawker-Parachilna Road to the Parachilna Gorge trailhead (7 days/125ish km.)

    The large rainwater tank on the main hut (which has a HUGE roof) was full. I didn’t check any of the tanks in the campground on the toilets etc.

  3. Camped here 25/5/15. Great spot. Drinkable spring water piped to taps throughout campsite. Several rainwater tanks in campsite had plenty of water plus larger tank at Aroona hut with plenty in it. Looks like parks have removed the rubbish bins. Hiker camp fees $7/ night.

  4. The ruins are very interesting. As noted, the camping area is well laid out. Interestingly, fees per hiker/cyclist, are now $8 per night, but a vehicle with 12 people in only pays $14. How fair is that?
    SA parks, does produce a walker/ cyclist park pass that costs $50. ($90 for a vehicle)

  5. regarding hiker camping fees of $9 per hiker, or booking a campsite at Aroona for $15, National Parks South Australia advised the following on 22nd June 2017 via facebook:
    I have investigated this with the fees and bookings team. They advise me that you can book a campsite, as normal through the online booking system.
    – When it asked you if you need to add vehicle entry choose ‘I do not need to purchase a vehicle entry permit’.
    – Then in the vehicle registration field enter the word ‘HIKER’
    This will enable you to book a campsite without needing to pay the additional vehicle entry charge. You can have as many people in this site, as is specified in the campsite description, when booking (usually 8) rather than paying per person.

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