Beginner Camping at Innes National Park

by - 6:40 PM

After 2 years of living in Australia, I finally went on my first camping adventure. As a complete beginner (okay yes, I've been a pampered little princess all my life), the experience was new and exciting, What better place to try it out than at Innes National Park in Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia?
Innes National Park, South Australia
Innes National Park, South Australia
Where To Stay:
While there are several camping grounds inside and outside of Innes, we chose to stay at the most popular Stenhouse Bay campground, simply because we were absolute beginners and staying closest to the entrance and the information office seemed like the safest thing to do.
At our Stenhouse Bay Campsite
What To Do:
While they say that the park is good to visit any time of the year, we visited at the end of summer - not too hot, not too cold, just right. People go swimming, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, or bushwalking. It's such a big park with several walking trails, that you need more than just 1 day if you want to walk all trails.
Hiking or Bushwalking at Stenhouse Bay
Another option would be to drive around the park and stop by the sites that interest you.
Cape Spencer Lighthouse at Innes National Park
Cape Spencer Lighthouse at Innes National Park

Have some fun. Play boardgames inside the tent when the night comes, do some romantic stargazing, go for a swim, and when it's not fire season, you can have a bonfire and  tell stories.
Stenhouse Bay, Innes National Park
Take a glimpse into history. The walking trails are equipped with signs that tell you a little bit about the history of the place - from abandoned buildings, defunct modes of transportation or livelihood, and shipwrecks.
Shipwreck on Ethel Beach, Innes National Park
Things To Bring:
Plan out your stay - how long you will be staying there and how many meals you will need. And this will guide you on the things you need to bring. [Also check out: 12 Things To Bring When Camping for Beginners.]
Innes National Park
Budget:
The best thing about nature is that it is absolutely free. To camp at Innes, it only costs $10 for the car entry fee, and $12 for the campsite - which is very easy to book online. Aside from that, you only have to spend for the petrol/gasoline and food, and you're all set (assuming you already have camping gear, of course).
I definitely enjoyed my first camping experience and can't wait to explore more in Australia! Are you into camping? Any tips for beginners?


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Jeanne
 
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  1. This is a very nice place, sadly to say I haven't been to South Australia. I have fun watching your video.

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  2. Wow...!! What beautiful photos babe...! U look lovely... Kisses, Neha

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  3. WOW! Innes National Park looks so beautiful. I completely understand that you had a great time.
    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.
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  4. Great pictures, have a good weekend

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  5. Seems amazing over there !
    I love to go campsite.
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  6. This place is so beautiful and the way you have presented it. Classic!
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  7. seems like you have lovely time hee <3

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  8. looks like you had so much fun. I'd go camping here too if it looked like that. Here it's all about forests, humidity and mosquitos - not fun at all. Can't wait to see more of your adventures!
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  9. oh nice place, seems you had a nice time

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  10. wow the view looks gorgeous! x

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  11. Amazing views, I bet you had a blast!

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  12. Que maximo arrasou lindas imagens arrasou, lugar maravilhoso
    amei o look. bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.
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  13. great post :)
    have a nice weekend! :)

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  14. Innes National Park is utterly stunning with the beach right there! What a gorgeous place to go camping! Looks like you had beautiful weather too!
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  15. Oh wow I didn´t know about this beautiful place
    xx

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  16. wow! amazing place, love the photos :)

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  17. So gorgeous there!!!!!

    Happy Friday!
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  18. Great photos dear!

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  19. Looks so lovely!!! Dying to go
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  20. Ohhh you're making me want to pack my bags and leave right this instant girl, this sounds so so so good! Love all the beautiful photos that accompany this amazing post!
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  21. !!!Congratulations on your work, I love the photos!!happy Sunday!
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  22. Fantastic landscapes! Wish I was there now...

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  23. Wonderful scenery! Lovely photos ❀

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  24. Fantastic place and photos!
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  25. Oh wow! Sounds like an amazing place, I would love to go there ♥

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  26. Looks like such a fun camping trip. Loving those stunning beach shots!

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  27. Wow beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a great time.
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  28. I love the view... Love nature alot find it fasinating.

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  29. What a coastline. Looks like such a fabulous and relaxing spot to get away from the crazies of life

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  30. I've never tried camping before but I'm sure it's a lot of fun if you're with a big group :)
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  31. I've never actually camped before, so I love these tips! the photos look absolutely beautiful xx

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  32. Camping to this beauty is free? Wow! Sign me in please! <3

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  33. Wow seems really a unique experience! I'd love to go there, that blue sea...!
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  34. Oh this does look fun, kind of reminds me or certain parts of the Pacific North West. I just got from sunny Florida!

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  36. This looks like a fun but relaxing place...very nice
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  37. What great photos!
    Have a nice day!
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  38. This year I decided to start camping and traveling more and as a complete newbie I think this post will really help me out with some ideas. The place is beautiful, I would love to visit it someday c:

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  39. This looks like a gorgeous spot, love these images! You've reminded me that it's been forever since I've been camping too and I should give it another go!

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  40. This seems like such a stunning place! Thanks for sharing your experience and tips!

    xx

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  41. It's so beautiful. Love the pictures.

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  42. What a great post:-)Wonderful photos!

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  43. Wow, this place looks absolutely amazing!

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  44. Wow, this looks stunning! I can't imagine going camping on my own...I'd be scared haha

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  45. The place looks great! I suddenly miss the beach and camping :)

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  46. Hi dear! I don't like camping, but sometimes is the only way to stay in awesome places, so... thank for this tips! :) Love the pictures! <3

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  47. Looks like you had an amazing time! I haven't seen camping in my adulthood since I don't like bugs lol but if it's in a place like this I'd most definitely go too!

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  48. Wow, what an awesome experience, looks like you had so much fun! The park looks so dreamy, love all your pics!

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  49. Innes National Park looks so beautiful! I've only camped once or twice so a beginner's camping experience sounds perfect for me!

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  50. I've always envision going camping ..buh hopefully soonest will try it with some friends..hope you had fun

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  51. Amazing. You'll have an incredible experience in that place. I want to visit it, the park seems so nice.

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  52. I'm usually not a fan of camping but if my view was this, I wold definitely be camping haha. Sounds like you had an incredible experience!

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  53. This is gorgeous! Love your outfits. :)

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  54. omg, that's such an amazing place
    on my trip to australia i dind't manage to mak it so i'd love to go back and visiti this place
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  55. I've never gone camping, but these pictures are totally inspiring me to go!
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  56. Beautiful photos! It looks amazing! :) xx

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  57. It looks like a very beautiful park!! And it also seems like you had perfect weather! :)

    So exciting that you went camping for the very first time! I have never done that so I appreciate the tips!

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  58. What a gorgeous place! I'm not the biggest fan of camping because I prefer sleeping in a bed haha, but I'm always a fan of being in nature.

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  59. Breathtaking view!!! Believe it or not, I haven't tried camping ever! But I would really love to try! Hopefully soon! Haha

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  60. Omg looks like so much fun, and such a gorgeous place to camp! I'm not much of a camper, but going to a place like this would make it worth it!
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  61. Gorgeous photos! What a fun experience! =)


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  63. Ahh Australia is amazing!!! Love this :D

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  64. Oh wow, it looks like a paradise to me!


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  65. Wow this looks amazing. I'm not much of a camper but this is changing my mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Absolutely amazing photos! Love everything about this post! Thanks for sharing!
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  67. wow looks like you had real fun exploring this place. What a beautiful destination.
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  68. That looks like such an amazing experience! I've never camped on a beach, so fun.
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  69. Que lugar lindo!
    Amei saber da sua primeira experiência.
    Belo post e belas fotos.
    Beijo!

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  70. This looks fun and great photos!

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  71. Such stunning scenery! We’re so lucky to have such pristine beaches with blue waters in Australia. I love exploring places like this! Great guide!

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  72. Sounds like it was amazing experience, what about that national park is breathtaking, you're so lucky to camp in place like that ;)

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  73. Incredible! What an amazing place. Love it and a great experience! ♥

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  74. Wow what an amazing place. And really lovely guide :) I wish I could visit the national park too one day!

    The weekend is gonna be so lovely warm. I hope you have an enjoyable day too and I hope to see you on my blog too :)

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  75. That's such a beautiful and relaxing place to camp at. I've honestly never been to camping yet, but will definitely try out soon.

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  77. Wow, just look at that amazing scenery! The photos are absolutely stunning! It's great that it's free too. It looks like the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Haha.

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  78. Wonderful photos and amazing place! Want to be there one day ♥
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  79. Omg, the landscape are simply stunning !
    This is such an amazing country.

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  80. What a wonderful photos!)
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  81. OMG! That view is amazing! I was hoping to go camping for this Spring Break! Now I really can't wait! :)

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