To stay here you really need to be self sufficent.
It is advisable to bring your own food and water requirements for the duration of your stay. There will be a range of food and drinks at the Canteen and we will advise details of these closer to the event. Campers should be prepared to provide their own food and water and not rely solely on the Canteen.
The big plus is you are located just up the hill behind the canteen and very close to the lake.
- Camping at the SaltBush Camp is permitted from the Thursday before Speed Week. Camping before this time is not allowed. Only ticket holders are permitted to camp. There will be Mt. Ive staff and volunteers on duty checking this requirement when vehicles arrive to camp. If you don’t have wristbands you are not be permitted to enter the camping area.
- Campers must depart the SaltBush Camp the Saturday after Speed Week.
- No camp sites will be allocated - first in, best dressed.
- Access to and the camping area itself is suitable for most vehicles including motorhomes and those with caravans. Caravans with some off road capability are best suited.
- Motorhomes, trailers and campervans must use their grey water tanks. All grey and waste water will need to be stored and emptied once back at a Dump Point
- Disposal of grey water or any waste in the toliets provided is strictly prohibited.
- No pets allowed. The DLRA Camp is located on a working sheep station.
- There is no power available.
- We would prefer to have a nice quiet campsite, however if you do need a generator it must not be turned on before 7am and must be switched off by 10pm.
- Please respect the environment and take all rubbish with you.
- Camp fires are allowed but you need to bring your own firewood. No timber collection permitted within or adjacent to the SaltBush Camp. Chainsaws are most definitely not allowed. In the interest of safety and comfort of others, please keep campfires to a modest size.
- Please respect your neighbors in camp and refrain from loud partying and music late at night. Also remember the many kids who may be in the camp.
- If you are not keen on remote style camping, or if you would like amenities such as hot showers and a clean toilet, it would be advisable to plan to camp at the DLRA Camp and drive in and out the 18k's each day.
Lighting and Head Torches
There is no public lighting provided or generated power. We will not be providing lighting to the general campsite or day parking areas. It is recommended that you bring a head torch or similar torch to the event with you so you can make your way safely around your campsite, as the ground in the camping area can be rough or have holes in places.
There is no running water available at the SaltBush Camp. Please bring your own water supplies. The canteen will be selling bottled water, but of course this is an expensive option so please plan to bring your own water based on what you think you will need for the duration of the event
There is no dump point or collection of grey water at the SaltBush Camp. What you bring in you take out.
There are 2 permenent toilets, these are in very average condition and there are 2 portable toilets provided by the DLRA. These will be cleaned twice a day by DLRA volunteers. It is highly recommended that all persons intending to use the SaltBush camp take their own Porta Potty for personal use,
NOTE: There is no dump point at the SaltBush camp do not dump into the permenant or portable toilets and human waste is not to be left in the bush. Anyone found dumping will be removd from the event imeadiately.
The closest dump points to Lake Gairdner are;
- Camp Ground at Iron Knob,
- Sports Ground at Kimba
- Big 4 Holiday Park at Port Augusta,
- Shoreline Caravan Park at Port Augusta,
- BP Service Station at Port Augusta,
Please use the RV Dump Points & Sani Dump Points in South Australia website for locations and more information.
There are no rubbish bins or rubbish collection within the SaltBush camp or on the Salt. It is your responsibility, what you bring in - you take out.
There are 2 permenant showers at the SaltBush camp. Cold water only.
No camp fires are permitted to be lit near the bush or trees surrounding the bush camp.
Dogs and other animals
The Saltbush Camp is on Mt. Ive Homestead land, No dogs or pets are allowed and for that matter the salt is part of the Lake Gairdner National Park.
South Australian road rules and regulations apply. Unregistered motorbikes, buggies or other vehicles are not to be used anywhere within the SaltBush Camp or surrounding property and roads. The SaltBush Camp is on private land and South Australian Police will be in attendance.
Speed Limit within the SaltBush Camp is strictly walking pace only. People found exceeding the speed limit may be asked to leave.
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- Operational Plan
- Mt. Ive homestead
- The DLRA camp
- The Saltbush camp
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