Coodlie Park, Port Kenny, South Australia

Trent Webster, Editor, Australia

30 March 2019

As you head West from the Eyre Peninsula the options for camping are aplenty. But if you are looking for something that’s a little bit quirky then Coodlie Park is a must see.

Just off the highway, the guys have created a great little spot to stop and explore.

The best part is… it cater for everyone. They have self-contained cabins, dorm style accommodation and some cracking bush campsites.

One of the many massive camp sites at Coodlie

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

We used it as an overnighter, but you could honestly base here for a few days of exploring.

As you drive down the hill into the camping area the first thing you come across is the massive camp kitchen and communal fire pit. The fully stocked camp kitchen is a great spot to cook up a feast before settling in to watch some bush TV and chat with the other campers. There’s also heaps of shelter available should the weather turn bad.

“The best part is… it cater for everyone. They have self-contained cabins, dorm style accommodation and some cracking bush campsites.”

Amenities are taken care of by a couple of eco-toilets and some very cool bucket showers…complete with hot water.

Spread all around the area are your standard bush camp sites (which are level and massive – plenty big enough if you’re travelling in a group) as well as the famous swag huts.

At only $15/night (for campers/car) it’s unreal value, considering what it has to offer. 

And when you add into that mix that you get access to 5 kilometres of private coastline…your crazy to drive past. And yes, they are pet friendly.

Not your standard amenities block…

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

The 5km coastal loop is amazing, taking you past your own private beach (you do need to climb down the cliff to access though) as well as some spectacular coastline. You will struggle to find a coastal drive like this anywhere else.

Another thing worth noting, is Talia Caves are only 5-10 minutes up the road.


So if you’re chasing a real bush camping experience, but with a few conveniences, or just needing a bed for the night, make sure you drop into Coodlie Park. Its another one of those places that makes an adventure memorable.

The amazing views as you cruise along your private coastline.

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

Getting There

Coodlie Park



Finding The Pines in
Barrington Tops
Island hopping in
South East Queensland
Following the Tele Track
to Cape York