Welcome to Coward Springs

A unique heritage & conservation property with a focus on Eco Camping. A truly magical outback camping experience!

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Great little camp ground, neat and tidy with what look to be large sites, some shade and fire pits. New owners have taken over and are very friendly. Make sure Rusty, the employee of the month, gets a pat. The spa is the reason we paid a visit $2 per person but free if you are camping at $15 per person per night. It wasn't a real hot day at 30 deg but the spa was still very refreshing.


This place is a must see on your trip, we were able to book as we had at least 4 cars. They were very helpful and quick on replies! Showers were great and loved the artesian spa, lots of history here and the owners are doing a great job with the place! Highly recommend


Clean and tidy individual sites all different shapes and sizes. Most have own fire pit. There are toilets. Showers require own firewood to heat water. The spa is wonderfully refreshing. Caretakers were super friendly. Perfect little oasis.


Really an Oasis in the desert. Fantastic camp grounds. The spring is fantastic. Views spectacular. Owners of campground very warm and welcoming. If your in the outback a must to stop for the night


Things to do

Get a Sense of the Outback

Travelling along the Oodnadatta Track from either William Creek or Marree you enter Wabma Kadarbu Conservation Park about 10 kilometres either side of Coward Springs.

Discover History

Take a self-guided walk. Use the historical map provided to discover the details of Coward Springs from its beginnings as a railway settlement through to today.


Soak in the ‘natural spa’ on the edge of the wetland – 29 degrees centigrade and high in mineral salts, it is always refreshing; try it under the starry night sky or in the early morning in the rising steam

Explore the Oasis

187 birds have been recorded for the Lake Eyre South region. Many of the species recorded at Coward Springs are historical records because the wetland is considerably smaller in size since the bore was rehabilitated.

Getting Here

Contact address: P.O. Box 206, Roxby Downs, S.A, 5725

Lyndhurst to Coward Springs – 212km

Roxby Downs to Coward Springs – 216km

Coober Pedy to Coward Springs – 236km