The Gawler Ranges National Park is a beautiful retreat in Outback South Australia. Return to nature and refresh your batteries.
The park is located in the southern Gawler Ranges. It was established in 2000 after the South Australian Government purchased Paney Station, one of the oldest pastoral properties in the area. Parts of Scrubby Creek station where added to the park in the following year.
The rolling hills are covered with spinifex, and saltbush in the north, and mallee bush in the south.
The ancient volcanic landscape developed more than 1,500 years ago. The Gawler Ranges are famous for the volcanic rhyolite columns which abound in the park.
Entry Fees apply for almost all national parks and conservation reserves in Australia. The entry fee for the Gawler Ranges National Park is $ 7.50 per car, and $ 4.50 per motorcycle. This is a once only fee, regardless how long you are staying in the park.
Additional camping fees per night apply for camping in the park. Costs per night are $ 5 per car, and $ 3 per motorcycle.
Basic sites for bushcamping in the park are at Scrubby Peak, Waganny, Yandinga, Chillunie, Mattera and Kolya Hut.
These campsites have toilets and picnic tables. Campfires are permitted outside the fire ban season.
If possible bring your own fire wood, or use a gas stove. Don't cut any trees or bushes. Even dead wood lying on the ground provides a habitat for small animals and insects.
Bring plenty of water.
A 4 wheel-drive car with high clearance is required to explore the national park.
Please see the Visitor Information section on the Gawler Ranges main entry for more information.
Last but not least, enjoy yourself and the beautiful nature in the Australian Outback.