River Murray Flood Update: The water is rapidly receding at Roonka and our camping areas and buildings haven't been impacted. Roonka remains the perfect base from which to explore the Riverland and safely witness this high river event. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with latest news and photos.


Set in bushland on the edge of the Murry River, Roonka is a perfect weekend escape for your family camping trip, team building retreat or community group social activities.

Access to all onsite activities, shelter and shade areas, amenities block, fridges and BBQs is included in your stay!


Our 6 bunkhouse rooms (each privately hired) can accommodate up to 58 people. The bunkhouses all have air conditioning (cooling only), a power outlet and modern bunks and mattresses.

  • Bunkhouse rooms A, C –  each sleeps 6
  • Bunkhouse room B – sleeps 10
  • Bunkhouse rooms D, E & F each sleeps 12

Rooms A, B, and C are located in our Western Bunkhouse, rooms D, E, and F are located in our Eastern Bunkhouse.

$25.00 per person per night (minimum charge of 50% of room occupancy). 2pm check-in. Building check out is at 12pm however, you are welcome to remain on site till 2pm

All buildings and sole occupancy have a minimum stay of 2 nights, long weekends 3 nights and Easter 4 nights.


Roonka offers both powered and unpowered camping;

  • Our Unpowered campground gives you the ability to set up anywhere in the designated unpowered camping area. $10.00 per person per night
  • Our Powered sites run along the front of our camping area and are perched on top of the rise allowing you to overlook the billabong and playground. There are 18 sites in all and you will be designated one of these at the time you book. $30.00 per site per night – inclusive of 2 people (may 5 people per site recommended, $10 per additional person per night)

Check-in any time from 2 pm on the day of arrival, check out before 2 pm on the day of departure. On weekends all facilities have a minimum hire of 2 nights, long weekends 3 nights and Easter 4 nights.


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). All other taps supply unfiltered river water including supplies to the toilets and showers. Please consider bringing your own drinking water due to the limited and varying quality of the onsite rainwater.


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.