Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

The Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park is a rugged and remote park in the North Flinders Ranges. The park's deep gorges and chasms, towering ranges, tree-lined creeks and freshwater springs are havens for many rare and endangered plants and animals.

The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100km long and 40km wide and plays an important role in the lives of the Adnyamathanha people. The 'Plains Block' leading out to the edge of Lake Frome still remains a traditional hunting ground.

There are several hiking trails to explore the park including the Italowie Gorge Hike which takes you past Mount McKinlay Spring or the Weetootla Gorge Hike which meanders though the stunning Weetootla Gorge.

There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by 2WD, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require 4WDs.

Location

Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park is located 750km north of Adelaide and 110km from Leigh Creek.

Opening Hours

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 6 November 2013 to 31 March 2014. 

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

Fees

Fees apply.

Contact Us

Phone: (+61 8) 8648 4829

Important Information

The cultural use zone by Lake Frome is closed from 3pm-5am daily while hunting is being carried out.

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

Carry adequate supplies of drinking water - do not rely on tanks or creeks for water.

Before visiting this park you many need to complete a trip intentions form (184kb pdf).

Further Information

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park (624kb pdf)
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park Weetootla Hike Network brochure (686kb pdf)
Wildlife of the Desert Parks (419kb pdf)
Parks Guide - Flinders Ranges and Outback (1.26mb pdf)
Remote Area Travel Information brochure (2.12mb pdf)

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