Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Full park closure alert

The whole of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park will be closed from 6am on Wednesday, 16 March until 9pm on Friday, 18 March 2016.
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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.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


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

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 2014 to 31 March 2015. 

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

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Balcanoona Park Office – (08) 8648 4829
Port Augusta Natural Resources Centre - (08) 8648 5300

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.

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) 8648 4829.

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) 8648 4829.

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