Unplugged in the wilderness, cold nights, camp fires and marshmallows. Camping in winter isn't for everyone but my little family absolutely loves it. When we found out the kids were having 5 days off school due to a public holiday and two student free days we decided to pack up the camper trailer and head north of Port Augusta into the Flinders Ranges.
We stayed at Warren Gorge which is not far from Quorn S.A. Being so close to Quorn we thought it would be awesome to take the kids on the Pichi Richi Railway. They loved sticking their heads out into the cold wind and watching the steam from the engine. A lovely volunteer guide told us about the history and how the carriage we were on (number 90) was used in the filming of The Water Diviner It was a fantastic experience that I highly recommend if you have the time.
Warren Gorge was picture perfect. A nicely secluded camping ground stretched out over a generous space so there was plenty of room for all the caravans, tents and campers nestled amongst the trees and hills so you didn't feel too close to people and could enjoy a bit of privacy. A beautiful running stream of water wove it's way through the lush green hills and made it seem like a magical wonderland, which the kids had so much fun exploring. If you have a family you really must consider take them here during the cooler months when everything is green, but pack your beanies and scarves to keep warm, and I wish we brought gum boots for the kids, but it's on the list for next time :)