South Australia National Parks

South Australia's parks have been established over the past century for a variety of reasons, ranging from the onservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage to multiple use areas which include the environmentally responsible use of our natural resources, for example in ecotourism, pastoralism and mining.
National Parks areas are considered to be of national significance due to wildlife, natural features of the land or Aboriginal or European heritage.

 

Belair National Park - is an 835 hectare urban national park reserve located just 13 kilometres from the Adelaide City centre.

 

Canunda National Park - This is a large park dominated by mobile sand dunes and spectacular coastline, including low, Limestone cliffs in the north. The majority of the remaining coastline is characterised by long stretches of surf beaches, suitable only for experienced surfers.

 

Coffin Bay National Park - Comprising all of the Coffin Bay Peninsula, Coffin Bay National Park is 50 km west of Port Lincoln and 2 km west of the township of Coffin Bay.

 

Coorong National Park - was declared in 1966 to conserve the distinctive landscape, coastal dune system, lagoons, wetlands and coastal vegetation and the great variety of birds, animals and fish that live in or visit the area.

 

Flinders Chase National Park - located at the western end of Kangaroo Island encompasses stunning coastal landscapes, vast areas of wilderness and diversity of wildlife.

 

Flinders Range National Park - Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular gorges, sheltered creeks lined with River Red Gums and abundant wildlife are just some of the attractions that make the Flinders Ranges National Park one of South Australia's most popular destinations.

 

Gawler Ranges National Park - It was proclaimed to conserve an important transition zone between the Eyre Peninsula and the Gawler Ranges region, and to include a representative sample of the Gawler Ranges Bioregion in the reserve system.

 

Granite Island National Park - Granite Island is situated a short walk or horse tram ride from the heart of Victor Harbor on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. With over 700,000 visitors annually, it is the most visited park in South Australia.

 

Innes National Park - comprises 9,141 ha of natural coastal mallee, representing 1 of only a few pockets of significant vegetation on the Yorke Peninsula. Being rich agricultural country, most of Yorke Peninsula has been cleared for farming making Innes an important and valuable national park for biodiversity.

 

Lake Eyre National Park - is about as far away from it all as you are likely to get in Australia or, for that matter, in most other countries of the world. The 13,492 square kilometres of the park is largely inaccessible, a stark, inhospitable wilderness where a vehicle breakdown can quickly develop into a life threatening situation.

 

Lake Gairdner National Park - Largest of a group of shallow depressions west of Lake Torrens in central South Australia, 240 mi (550 kilometres) northwest of Adelaide, the State capital.

 

Lake Torrens National Park - Lake Torrens is a 5700 square kilometre endorheic saline rift lake in South Australia. It forms part of the same rift valley that includes Spencer Gulf to the south and is approximately 240 km long.

 

Lincoln National Park - Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula with spectacular ocean views, sandy beaches and sheltered camping sites.

 

Mount Remarkable National Park - in the Southern Flinders Ranges, offers visitors a true wilderness experience within easy reach of Adelaide and the more populated areas of South Australia.

 

Murray-Sunset National Park - in Victoria's far north-west corner, is the State's second largest national park. It is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched.

 

Naracoorte National Park - Naracoorte Caves, South Australia's only World Heritage Site, (previously a Conservation Park) was proclaimed by the Governor of South Australia as a National Park on 18 January 2001.

 

Nullarbor National Park - Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve, at the head of the Great Australian Bight, protects the world's largest semi-arid karst (cave) landscapes.

 

Point Labatt National Park - Located about 50 km south of Streaky Bay on the Calca Peninsula, Point Labatt is accessible by an unsealed road via Sceales Bay or Calca. Simply follow the road signs.

 

Seal Bay - Only 40 minutes from Kangaroo Island's main town Kingscote, Seal Bay Conservation Park is located on the South Coast of Kangaroo Island.

 

The Great Australian Bight Marine Park - The Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) was established to protect the biological diversity of the Bight while providing for ecologically sustainable use of the park’s natural resources.

 

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park - Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park lies approximately 750 km to the north of Adelaide and 110 km from Leigh Creek. The Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

 

Witjira National Park - The attraction of the Dalhousie mound springs, combined with some delightful camping spots and upgraded visitor facilities, make Witjira one of the Simpson Desert's most popular national parks, particularly with family groups.

 

Yurrebilla National Park - The Mount Lofty Ranges are much more than just the backdrop to the Adelaide plains, they contain valuable wildlife habitat, cultural history, industry, water supply, recreational opportunities and residence for all of its inhabitants whether they are a Southern Brown Bandicoot or one of the many people living and working in the Adelaide Hills.

 

Black Hill Conservation Park - Black Hill Conservation Park is located 10 km northeast of the Adelaide GPO, in South Australia. The park covers an area of 684 ha and is bounded to the north by the valley of the River Torrens and Gorge Road.

 

Chadinga Conservation Reserve - Chadinga Conservation Reserve is situated south-west of Penong

 

Chowilla Game Reserve & Chowilla Regional Reserve - Chowilla Game Reserve is an integral part of the Bookmark Biosphere Reserve. It comprises 18,000 ha of floodplain and wetland. Features of the landscape are the great stands of majestic River Red Gum and the hardy Black Box as well as Lignum and Cooba

 

Cleland Conservation Park and Wildlife Park - Just 12 km from Adelaide City centre, Cleland Conservation Park conserves a vital area of natural bushland on the Adelaide Hills face and includes the internationally popular Cleland Wildlife Park, the viewing platform of Mt Lofty Summit (50Kb PDF) and scenic Waterfall Gully.

 

Cooltong Conservation Park - Cooltong Conservation Park is located 8 km north East of Berri, just off the Sturt Highway. The park contains 3,571 ha of Mallee vegetation, with undulating dunes and shales

 

Danggali Conservation Park - Danggali Conservation Park lies 90 km north of Renmark, in the northern half of the Murray Basin adjacent to the New South Wales border.

 

Deep Creek Conservation Park - Deep Creek Conservation Park is located 13 km east of Cape Jervis on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.

 

Ewens Ponds Conservation Park - Ewens Ponds is also a unique spring fed system only it does not have the deep chasm or cave, as does Piccaninnie Ponds.

 

Fort Glanville Conservation ParkFort Glanville Conservation Park represents a significant period in South Australia's European colonial history. The Fort was built in 1880 and has remained largely unaltered.

 

Innamincka Regional Reserve Park - With dramatic links to some of Australia's most famous explorers, diverse wildlife and extensive wetlands, Innamincka Regional Reserve Park offers visitors a unique and compelling experience of the Australian Outback.

 

Little Dip Conservation Park - This park was originally set aside to conserve a number of small lakes that are found inland from the Robe Range.

 

Loch Luna Game Reserve - Loch Luna Game Reserve was established in 1985 and comprises 1,905 ha. The Reserve comprises a range of water bodies including narrow creeks and shallow swamps.

 

Moorook Game Reserve - Moorook Game reserve was established in 1976 and is made up from 1,236 ha of floodplain and wetland including large body of water "Watchels Lagoon" and numerous narrow creeks and shallow swamps.

 

Morialta Conservation Park - Morialta Conservation Park is located 10 km northeast of the Adelaide GPO in South Australia. The park covers an area of 533 ha and is joined to Black Hill Conservation Park to the north by Fifth Creek and Montacute Road.

 

Newland Head Conservation Park - Situated 7 km west of Victor Harbor on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Newland Head Conservation Park is popular with skilled surfers, fishers and beachcombers.

 

Para Wirra Recreation Park - Para Wirra is one of the major recreation parks of the greater Adelaide metropolitan area taking its name from an Aboriginal phrase meaning river with scrub.

 

Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park - At Piccaninnie Ponds you can snorkel across the top of The Chasm and peer down into the dark depths below.

 

Pooginook Conservation Park - Pooginook is located on the north side of the Morgan Renmark road approx 20 kms west of Overland Corner. The park is sign posted at the entrance and has no internal roads.

 

Simpson Desert Regional Reserve - Simpson Desert Conservation Park lies in the centre of the Simpson Desert, consisting of a sea of parallel red sand ridges some 300-500 km across. It lies across the corners of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

 

Strzelecki Regional Reserve - This reserve includes the vast pale sand dune country of the Strzelecki and Cobbler Deserts, and the mostly dry bed of the Strzelecki Creek.

 

Tallaringa Conservation Park - Tallaringa Conservation Park, located 100 km due west of Coober Pedy, lies on the fringe of the Great Victoria Desert and is a vast wilderness of vegetated dunes and gibber rises.

 

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park - Tantanoola Cave is one of South Australia's most beautiful caves, filled with a spectacular array of formations in one large dolomite cavern.

 

Venus Bay Conservation Park - From Streaky Bay, go south-east along the Flinders Highway for approximately 50 km to Witera Silos and turn right on the Calca Road. This will take you to Port Kenny.

 

Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park - Access to Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park is via the Oodnadatta Track.

 

Wahgunyah Conservation Park - Wahgunyah Conservation Park is located between Cape Adieu and the Head of the Bight, approximately 15 km south of the Eyre Highway.

 

Yumbarra Conservation Park - Some of the documents on this page are provided as downloadable PDF files. To view these files you will need Adobe Reader, freely available from the Adobe website.

 

 

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