Lake Torrens National Park

The stark wilderness and the salt lake that stretches 250km in length make up the Lake Torrens National Park.

Lake Torrens is usually a dry salt flat. It has only been filled with water once in the past 150 years. Thunderstorms occasionally provide a small amount of water in the lake, when this occurs the area attracts a variety of birdlife.

The park's landscape provides opportunities for photography and studying geology.


Lake Torrens National Park is located 345km north of Adelaide. Access to the park is by either of two tracks:

  • Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst to Farina Ruins to Andamooka via Mulgaria Station - permission required from Mulgaria Station 
  • Roxby Downs to Andamooka to Lake Torrens - permission required from Andamooka Station

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2015 to 31 March 2016. 

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

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Mulgaria Station – Phone: (+61 8) 8675 8313

Andamooka Station – Phone: (+61 8) 8671 0754

Important information

Both roads into the park are on pastoral property and are not public access routes. You require the pastoralist’s permission (refer to contact details above) to use the road or camp along the roadside.

Vehicles must not be driven on the lake surface.

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