Camp at Boolcoomatta (SA)

Last updated 08 Mar 2018 
A map showing the location of Boolcoomatta Reserve in South Australia.

Established: 2006
Area: 63,000 ha
Location: 100km W of Broken Hill
Traditional Owners: Both the Adnyamathanha and Wiljakali people

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Temporary closure: Due to operational requirements we've had to temporarily close Boolcoomatta for self-guided visits and camping in 2018. We anticipate re-opening the campground in 2019. Sorry for any disappointment this may cause and we hope you can visit us at Boolcoomatta in the near future.

Boolcoomatta Camping Guide ( 1mb)

Looking west from Dome Rock toward the Olary Hills
Looking west from Dome Rock toward the Olary Hills
Photo: by Craig Allen
Boolcoomatta Reserve is in eastern South Australia, north of the Barrier Hwy. It’s about 100km west of Broken Hill and 470km north east of Adelaide.

Its open mulga woodlands and natural waterholes support species such as Gould's Wattled Bat, Blue Bonnets and Red-backed Kingfishers.

Down on the saltbush plains Orange Chats, Chirruping Wedgebills, Bearded Dragons and large flocks of Emus go about their business. And watching over all of this are the dramatic Olary Ranges – some of the oldest rocks in Australia.

A group of Emus wandering the plains. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
A group of Emus wandering the plains. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Boolcoomatta camp ground is a small, simple bush camp located about 4lun from the homestead. It is predominantly open country with some Casuarina trees dotted throughout the landscape. 

There are a number of self-guided driving tours around the property and we recommend a minimum stay of two days. As camping spaces are limited and conditions variable, booking ahead with us is essential.

Healthy Landscape Manager Glen Norris with Reserve Manager Al Dermer.
Healthy Landscape Manager Glen Norris with Reserve Manager Al Dermer.
To register your interest submit the form below. We'll be in contact shortly to confirm availability during the times requested.

Download our Camping Guide above for details of the facilities, vehicle requirements and preparation you'll need to be self-sufficient. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

While there is no camping fee, a donation towards your stay would be greatly appreciated and will help us continue the important work in protecting reserves such as Boolcoomatta. Donations can be made anytime online or form,s are available at the reserve.

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