Catninga Camping

South Australia

About the property
Set amongst deep gorges and high mountain ranges with rugged rock formations & magnificent panoramas 'Catninga' is the perfect choice to give you a taste of the Flinders Ranges.

The homestead was originally built in the late 1800's when it was run as a merino sheep/wool property. It was later used for the film set of the Australian film 'The Kangaroo' 1952.

Today, Catninga is a small working cattle & horse property together bush camping & adventure wonderland. If you'd prefer the comforts of B&B accommodation, please refer to our other listing for this.

Campsite highlights:
• Private campsites
• Long drop toilet
• Access to amenities block at homestead
• Firewood supplied
• Walking tracks
• Dogs welcome (dogs must be on lead at all times)
• Horses welcome
Nearest main town and distance
Port Augusta, 26kms east
Bush Campsites
5 available | max occupancy: 15 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
Private bush campsites located on the banks of the River Red Gum studded creek. Stunning scenery and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy our billion star camping accommodation!
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Homestead Unpowered Sites
5 available | max occupancy: 20 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
Quite a big area, good for groups. Great for caravans or campervans.
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Homestead Powered Sites
3 available | max occupancy: 15 per Camping site (powered)
$ 15.00
per person per night
Powered camp sites near homestead. Please note, there is ample space to camp unpowered near the powered camping section. So if your friends have booked the powered section and you want to camp near them just let me know when you booking.
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Mountain Hut
1 available | max occupancy: 6 per Shed/Barn
$ 25.00
per person per night
1 bedroom (Single x6) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds) | 1 bathroom
For the hiker or adventurer, we have a mountain hut located near the summit of Mt Brown, right on the Heysen Trail. Ideal for walkers/hikers, mountain bikers, or just those who want to escape, this rustic little hut opens up a different perspective on life. Hike the day away then sit around the outside fire ring and enjoy the tranquillity. Retire to your warm bed inside the hut, alongside a cosy old wood stove. The attached bathroom offers a bush shower and flush toilet.
1 bedroom (Single x6) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds) | 1 bathroom
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Activities & Tours
Catninga 4WD Tour
$ 95.00
1 bedroom (Single x6) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds) | 1 bathroom
4x4 guided scenic trip; half day or extend it out to include a leisurely lunch stop at ‘the camp shed’ situated at the top of the scenic track. From easy drive with spectacular views of the Flinders Ranges overlooking the beautiful Spencer Gulf, to the more challenging tracks. Drive through rugged gorges and majestic gum creeks. View the abundant wild life. Drive along ridge tops where wedge tailed eagles can be seen playing in the up-drafts. The views are amazing.
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Free Range Eggs - 1 Dozen
$ 4.00
Farm fresh free range eggs available @ $4 per dozen
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Free range BBQ Pack for 1
$ 15.00
Selection of free range beef products.
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Free Range Eggs - 1/2 Dozen
$ 2.00
Free range eggs are $2 for half a dozen
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free range BBQ for 2
$ 25.00
Selection of free range beef products.
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Accommodation features
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Food and drink
Common areas
Business facilities
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Flexible: Guest can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
Safety warnings Print Warnings
Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

Guide dogs are permitted

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Heather Summerton
About the host, Heather Summerton
Member since February 2017
Hi, I'm Heather and I live at Catninga with my partner Brian where we run cattle and horses. We have recently started up a small tourist operation with a B&B and camp sites. My hobby is horse riding. I love animals and the outdoors.
8 reviews
Den Houghton
14 Mar at 07:53
Great campsite, super scenery, close to town yet very private. Thanks.
Glenn Ingham
05 Jun at 01:18
Really nice place, very friendly land owners. Will definitely use the bush camps again.
Kirstie McConnell
14 Jun at 02:49
The property is beautifully situated at the base of Mount Brown offering stunning views and large campsites with access to toilets and showers. Catninga Station is a must stay spot in the Southern Flinders.
Sarah Harding
03 Aug at 11:02
Couldn't ask for more. Hospitable hosts. Lovely sites. Great views. Clean amenities. Pet friendly. Easy to find. Great value for money. Would definitely stay here again.
Birdie Ralph
17 Sep at 08:03
It was a beautiful location with great views, and so peaceful a great r and r
Michal Malczyk
21 Sep at 12:13
I stayed here for 3 days/2 nights for a solo camping trip and it was fantastic. Plenty of space, great views, great walking trail, well maintained toilet and shower facility. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!
Janelle COOKE
09 Oct at 07:53
This place is quiet and was great for a restful stopover. No sound of generators or anything to disturb the serenity. The shower and toilet block was convenient with nice hot water. Heather and Brian were great for a quick chat before our departure
Gavin Shepherd
02 Apr at 07:22
What a cracker of an Easter at Catninga Mountain Hut! Serenity by the gallon. Camping... but with a rainwater tank, BBQ and flush loo... sensational. 4wd needed with decent ground clearance to get there... but once you are there, the walks are beautiful, the views amazing... and super hosts!
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