Camping is $10 / night / adult and $5 / night / child and for $15 you will get a load of firewood delivered to your site.
We recently had a short break to Almerta Station. The camper hadn’t been out since we completed our Kimberley trip so thought it was time to get it out and dust it off, so to speak. This time our daughter and 2 grandchildren travelled with us. We chose to camp at The Bluffs View Camp Site.
Almerta Station is situated on the Boolcunda Creek and is 20 Kms north of Carrieton in South Australia. It is a working sheep station and with 32,000 acres of land, so you see why you can feel quite remote. The creek most of the year is dry and it is very wide and deep. You can see when there are flooding rains, the water really comes down with such force knocking everything down in its path.
The property boasts 13 bush campsites all over the property. You really feel like you are on your own as you can’t see anyone else. The Rowe Family have worked hard in making sure each site is private. Each site has a bush toilet, a fire pit and plenty of relaxing or exploring.
The property boasts walking trails, biking trails and 4WD tracks. There is even a natural spring you can explore and try your hand at catching a few yabbies. They even offer a toilet and shower block next to the shearing shed for campers.
The bike tracks got a good work out and we all enjoyed a game of cricket and flying the kite on our spacious site. The sunsets are just amazing and if that’s not enough you then get to sit under a million stars while cooking your evening meal or roasting marshmallows which kids loved doing.
Around 20Kms from Almerta Station sits the Carrieton Community Store. We stopped here for diesel. The price of diesel is extremely well priced compared to Adelaide prices. The store is very well stocked with fresh food and a large selection of supplies. Such a credit to the community. So when travelling up north make sure you call in and say hi!