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Koala - endangered but can still be spotted in South Australia National Parks. Photo: Adam Bruzzone
Photo: Koala - endangered but can still be spotted in South Australia National Parks. Photo: Adam Bruzzone

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South Australia Parks and Reserves

Parks and Reserves in the state of South Australia - Part Two:

Kangaroo Island

This wonderful island off the coast of South Australia has major attractions and park reserves including Cape Willoughby, Cape Borda, Kelly Hill Caves, Cape DeCoudic, Seal Bay and Rocky River. There are numerous walking tracks to explore as well as vehicle tracks.

Wildlife abounds here and there are some places for camping at Harvey’s Return, Murray Lagoon and D’Estrees Bay.

Go searching for unique Australian plants and wildlife in Ngarkat Conservation Park. The Tracks of the Mallee brochure (available to download from the ’Publications’ section of the DEH parks website - see below) provides a map and excellent driving and walking trails to explore. More about Kangaroo Island.

West Region

In the west part of SA, you can find more attractive parks including the Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park, the Gawler Ranges National Park, the Nullarbor National Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park.

Located just 15 kilometres south of Port Lincoln on the south-eastern tip of the Eyre Peninsula, Lincoln National Park boasts some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia, and includes unique natural features such as the vast Sleaford-Wanna dune system, offshore islands, and the outstanding wilderness of Memory Cove.

The park is the perfect destination for nature lovers or those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

Coffin Bay National Park

Fishing, 4WD adventure, bushwalking, and bird watching are just some of the activities possible within the Coffin Bay National Park, which is located 50 kilometres west of Port Lincoln on the southern Eyre Peninsula. The park conserves a representative sample of coastal habitat that was once more widespread on the Eyre Peninsula.

The area at the south-west end of the Coffin Bay Peninsula near Point Whidbey has been classified as having a high wilderness value.

Wood fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark in Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park, providing the following conditions are applied:

  • It is not a total fire ban day
  • Wood has been supplied from outside the park.
  • An adult is in attendance.
  • The fire is carefully and completely extinguished before departure.

More Parks Information

See the South Australia National Parks Map.

Park visitors are reminded to drive carefully, stay on the roads and keep to the speed limits. For further information go to www.parks.sa.gov.au.

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