Camping & Fishing
Yalata provides many of the best natural dune camping areas, and some of the finest remote recreational surf fishing in Australia. The waters here are home to mulloway, snapper, Australian salmon, and shark.
Our fisheries are an important resource and must be sustainably managed to avoid overfishing so that they can be enjoyed for future generations. We strongly encourage catch and release fishing to preserve stock, the environment and habitat.
Offering 15 campsites, spread 55km along Yalata coastline, each site is different from the next, ranging from 100 to 900 metres off the beach with several marked entry points allowing vehicle/ATV access directly onto the beach. The other campsites are close enough to the gutters for guests to walk onto the beach or drive to designated day parking bays. See full campsite map below.
Yalata access roads are not marked on public map and can only be accessed with a valid Permit. Once you have booked, paid, and obtained your Permit via email, a detailed access map can be provided upon request.
Fishing & Camping Permit
This is Aboriginal owned land, managed by the Yalata Anangu Aboriginal Corporation to ensure the conservation and sustainability of country and culture. We are proud of Our Lands and are happy to share the experience of it with you. Visitors are expected to respect the land, as it provides for the local Anangu.
Our Permit system allows us to manage the impact of visitors on our environment, with the funds collected helping to fund our Land Management activities and employ Rangers. It also ensures visitors are aware of their responsibilities – before applying you must read our conditions of entry.
Entering Yalata Lands is only permissible with a pre-booked Permit – do not enter without one. Camping is only allowed at designated campsites and for guests listed on the Permit.
All vehicles entering Yalata Lands must have their registration numbers listed on the Permit. The use of vehicles, including ATVs, is restricted to designated marked tracks only, including sand dunes. This restriction extends to beach access, which is limited to 3km west of Hilton Campsite, and 3km east of Granites Campsite, offering nearly 60km of beachfront.
Permits will be issued via email as an attachment, within five working days of receiving and reviewing your booking.
How to Book
To make a booking, click on your desired campsite on the map. Campsite availability is shown on each campsite calendar.
The flat rate fee is $30.00 per person, per night with no concession options available including children under the age of 12.
Bookings must be made and paid in advance. We accept online payment only via debit or credit card. Cash/EFTPOS upon arrival is not accepted and we do not take cheque or money order.
Bookings are only confirmed once an approved Permit is issued, and payment receipt/email is not your Permit.
We reserve the right to refuse or decline a booking, and refusal of entry onto Yalata Lands for any reason is determined at our discretion. A full refund will be issued if this occurs.
You must vacate the campsite by 10am on the day of departure.
We hope you will enjoy your visit.
Planning your trip
Yalata is extremely remote – your safety depends upon thorough preparation including for unforeseen events. The closest phone coverage is at least 50 kilometres away with no mobile coverage from the beaches and/or campsites. If your vehicle becomes inoperable, you must be fully equipped to recover it yourself or be prepared to wait more than a day for Ranger Patrol to find you.
The possession or consumption of alcohol while on Yalata Lands is strictly prohibited under Aboriginal Lands Trust (Yalata Reserve) Regulations 2005 of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966. Any alcohol found will be destroyed and will result in removal and ban from Yalata Lands.
We cannot stress enough that this is a remote area, and your safety depends upon your thorough preparation. Your visit to Yalata will be a wonderful, unique experience as long as you are well prepared.
Tips for a smooth trip:
- Let your tyre pressure down to 25-30psi once entering our tracks after turning off the Eyre Highway
- Drive at a maximum 40 km per hour, keep left at rises and take blind corners at 10 km per hour. Remember, it takes a longer distance to stop on dirt and sandy tracks
- Towing a caravan to these campsites is not suitable due to the narrow and offroad nature of the tracks, with some guests opting for smaller/lighter options like a box trailer, quad trailer, or small camper trailer
- We strongly recommend that you pack at least four litres of water per person per day, shade, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothes that cover 100% of your body, a hat, shoes, satellite phone, UHF radio and adequate fishing equipment
- Remember to leave alcohol at home – possession or consumption on Yalata Lands is strictly prohibited.
Respecting the Lands
Yalata Community asks that you respect the land you camp and walk on. If you take care of the land, the land will take care of you. You should also respect the wildlife, including the feral animals that roam throughout the campsites – stay clear for your safety.
Leave your campsite in a better condition than when you arrived, by taking all your rubbish with you when leaving, DO NOT BURRY IT, as wildlife will dig it up straight after you leave, and DO NOT BURN IT as this is irresponsible and often leaves remains of unburn material.