Gawler Ranges National Park

Set against large hills and gullies with rocky gorges, Gawler Ranges National Park offers an array of historic and geological features to discover.

Marvel at the ancient rock formations such as the dramatic Organ Pipes, which formed as a result of volcanic eruptions more than 1500 million years ago or explore the heritage sites of Old Paney Homestead, Policeman's Point and the Pondanna farm precinct. There are also several sites of Aboriginal significance in the park, mainly archaeological and burial sites.

The Gawler Ranges is a haven for native wildlife and is home to more than 162 fauna species and 976 flora species, including several of conservation significance. As you explore the park, look out for wildlife such as the Major Mitchell (Pink Cockatoo), the scarlet-breasted parrot and the southern hairy-nosed wombat.

The park provides fantastic opportunities for sightseeing, photography, touring by 4WD and the chance to enjoy a remote bush camping experience.


Gawler Ranges National Park is located 55km north of Wudinna. Access is via Wudinna, Minnipa and Kimba on the Eyre Highway.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2015 to 15 April 2016. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8688 3111

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school group or other large group, please ensure you let the park know of your intentions (+61 8) 8688 3111.

If you intend to visit remote sections of the park or undertake any risky or strenuous activities, please ensure you let a responsible person know of your intentions, and when you anticipate returning. If you have any questions please contact the park on (+61 8) 8688 3111.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

A high clearance 4WD is required to access this park.

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