Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek ‘walk in’ site

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

The updated Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek 'walk-in' site in April 2022.
The updated Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek 'walk-in' site in April 2022.
Balquhidder tank and platform Oct 2019.
Balquhidder tank and platform Oct 2019.
The stile shows some tent icon signs (GR 642 554)
The stile shows some tent icon signs (GR 642 554)
View from site of shelter (GR 641 554)
View from site of shelter (GR 641 554)
Shelter (medium),
'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
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Mapsheet 1B, Tunkalilla Beach to Victor Harbor
Southern Guidebook, chapter 1, map 4
Ballaparudda Creek Recreation Park
Grid ref: 641 554
Longitude: 138.3955304769
Latitude: -35.6165758726
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All camping booking enquiries
Victor Harbor National Parks and Wildlife Service Office
Phone: (+61 8) 8552 0300
Email: DEW.FleurieuOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au
This camp-site is part of the Wild South Coast Way.
Fees apply and you must book in advance. Book before you go.
If you are leaving a vehicle in Deep Creek National Park overnight you must pay a vehicle day entry fee for each day you are in the park.
10 x timber or compacted earth tent pads;
shelter with seating, bench and sink with untreated rainwater;
waterless toilets;
rainwater tanks (non-potable).
The updated Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek 'walk-in' site was opened in April 2022.
Located in the newly proclaimed park, Ballaparudda Recreation Park, this is a significant upgrade to the former Balquhidder camp site which did not previously attract a camping fee.
The basic hike-in site installed by Friends of Heysen volunteers is having a major upgrade with construction underway from May to July 2021. The Heysen Trail route is not affected. The good news is that this will deliver upgraded hiker camping facilities as part of the new Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail This project reflects SA Government investment delivered through collaboration between National Parks, Friends of the Heysen Trail, Yankalilla & Victor Harbor Councils.

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12 thoughts on “Kurri Ngawanthi / Creek ‘walk in’ site

    • Yes, the creeks in that section are bridged. Further along there are a few unbridged creeks on Tunkalilla Beach that may have water. The depth of water is dependant on tidal movement and recent rainfall. However they are normally only ankle deep.

  1. Stayed here 4 May 2022, at the new facilities. Plenty of shelter to get out of the wet and windy weather, two covered tables, a covered kitchen bench and cooking space, plus a USB charger. Water tanks are 5 x 5000 litres (approximately), and some up to 100% full.

  2. Now renamed Kurri Ngawanthi and open.

    Tent platforms, good toilet, camp kitchen.

    Book and pay via Parks.

  3. Checked with National Parks regarding the upgrade and was advised the below on the 16/09/21:
    The upgrade of the Balquidder campground (now called Ballaparudda Creek Recreation Park), is planned to be finished by late October.
    The small water tank has been temporarily relocated to the eastern side of the reserve, away from the construction works. Note that the water is untreated and should not be relied upon for potable water.

    Also asked if once opened whether there will be a booking system:
    Yes, there will be a booking system. We are still working on the exact detail.
    There will also be new hike in campsites at Tapanappa in Deep Creek and at Newland Head. Eagle Waterhole in Deep Creek is also being upgraded.

  4. Hi, Very unlikley, there’s plenty of room, though not that great for pitching a tent, land a bit slopey.

    Please note that the Dept of Environment & Water have just commenced construction work on an upgraded as part of the Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail. The expanded campsite should be completed well before September.

  5. Hi Mark, sorry, the campsites in national parks, and this one, are not dog-friendly.

    Dogs are generally not permitted on the Heysen Trail. So that includes in national parks or private land, but they are permitted on the Trail along public roads and in Forestry SA pine plantation forests.

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