Halligan Bay Campsite - SA

  Camp Fee


DEG: -28.76446 136.93798
DMS: 28º 45' 52.05" S 136º 56' 16.7" E
UTM: 53 J 6816570mN 689205mE
Altitude: -10.62m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Fee


703.05kms North of Adelaide

Address & Contact

South Australia
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This is an exposed, flat campground with adequate facilities – two toilets and two picnic shelters. However, if there is water in the lake, it can feel like beach camping. When windy there is minimal shelter behind a low dune.

The track to Halligan Bay is marked 4WD (mainly because of large bulldust potholes, soft sand, and claypans) and takes you 40km to a Y junction at the ugliest section of Lake Eyre you'll see. The terrain all around appears burnt out but on closer inspection you realise that it's not the aftermath of a holocaust but strange natural colours of the landscape. Gibber stones look black as coal or a deep brown depending on the direction of the sun. As soon as you turn left and begin the 10km out to Halligan Bay you leave the stark black scenery behind and suddenly you are surrounded in soft pastels and salmon coloured sand. The sand is soft so consider deflating your tyres if you get stuck. (Don't become a statistic out here. People have died because they weren't prepared).

You can safely walk out along the softer, muddy brown coloured crust which squashes beneath your weight the further from shore you go. It may be too soft to reach the edge of the starkest white salt crystals. Depending on water levels in the bay it may be only a few hundred metres to the shoreline of Lake Eyre.
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Marree Comparison
Distance from Halligan Bay Campsite 146.84km SE
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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