RIVER MURRAY FLOOD UPDATE: It's business as usual at Roonka... and the site's looking better than ever!



Private hire $100 per night

Kitchen 1 is located in the centre of our campsite and is one of the larger buildings on site.

It is fully equipped to cater for up to 60 people and also has a separate dining room. The veranda looks out over the lawn area between the 2 bunkhouses and offers a large BBQ as well as a few picnic benches to allow for outdoor dining.

Kitchen 1 Facilities:

  • Gas heater and air conditioning
  • 2 commercial refrigerators
  • 1 upright freezer
  • 2 commercial gas stove/ovens
  • Auto boil urn
  • 2 microwaves
  • Undercover Gas BBQ
  • DVD player and 100cm monitor (no TV reception)

Kitchen 2 is located on the northern side of our site between the boat shed and The Cottage and is shared facility open to guests staying in the bunkhouse rooms.

It is fully equipped to cater for up to 30 people and has a more open layout with the kitchen down one end and plenty of space for dining on the other. The veranda looks out over a lawn area and houses a BBQ as well as a couple of picnic benches to allow for outdoor dining.

Kitchen 2 Facilities:

  • Gas heater and air conditioning
  • 1 refrigerator
  • 1 upright freezer
  • 1 gas stove/oven
  • Urn
  • 1 microwave
  • Undercover Gas BBQ
  • DVD player and 100cm monitor (no TV reception)


Available for all guests.

Roonka’s camp kitchen is located on the western edge of the camping field and is for the shared use of campers and guests staying in our bell tents.

Camp Kitchen Facilities:

  • refrigerators with freezers
  • kettle and toaster
  • microwave
  • cooktop (small electric portable)
  • limited pots and pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • small dining table with chairs
  • adjacent shelter with picnic tables and BBQs


Camping on the banks of the Murray comes with its perks like water skiing and tubing. Feel free to bring the boat along and make use of the boat launching area and spend the day out on the water. The boat ramp is not paved (gravel) so is suitable only for 4WD access. All we ask is that you leave the jet skis at home and let us know if you are bringing a boat and especially if you request mooring (we limit the number of vessels at Roonka to keep our visitors safe, so pre-booking is essential). Click through for applicable fees


Our campsite has 2 amenities blocks offering hot showers and toilet facilities. These are shared facilities for all campers to utilise and we ask that you take care of them. Located next to the amenities blocks are also a couple of washing lines for your use.


In the campground you will find 4 small shelter sheds. Feel free to take advantage of these for cooking or just to relax in the shade, but please be mindful of other campers.

At the back of the campground you will also find a large shelter shed for use and down on the river bank is a large shade shelter to relax under and watch the river flow by.


Rainwater is in limited supply and available for drinking purposes only from selected tanks and in the two kitchens (please check with the Volunteer Camp Host or Caretaker). Please consider bringing your own drinking water due to the limited and varying quality of the onsite rainwater.

All other taps supply unfiltered river water including supplies to the toilets and showers.


FRUIT FLY OUTBREAK – Blanchetown and the greater Riverland area currently have a number of fruit fly outbreaks. This has resulted in restrictions applying to the movement of at-risk fruit and vegetables within our region. To further understand these restrictions, please visit fruitfly.sa.gov.au when planning your visit.

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS – Although this virus has not been detected in our council area it is always advisable to protect yourself against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases. We recommend reviewing information from SA Health and taking some simple steps including wearing long, loose fitting clothing and using insect repellent.