Lake Torrens National Park

  • 4WD
  • Bird Watching
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Lake Torrens SA map

The salt lake stretches for 250km in this breathtakingly stark wilderness, providing excellent opportunities for photographers, four-wheel driving enthusiasts and budding geologists.

Lake Torrens SA map

The salt lake stretches for 250km in this breathtakingly stark wilderness, providing excellent opportunities for photographers, four-wheel driving enthusiasts and budding geologists.

About

Lake Torrens is usually a dry salt flat with patches of seasonal seasonal water. Thunderstorms occasionally provide a small amount of water in the lake and when this occurs the area attracts a variety of birdlife.

The park's landscape provides excellent opportunities for photography and studying the geology of the area.

Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Contact details

Mulgaria Station

Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst to Farina Ruins to Andamooka via Mulgaria Station - permission required from Mulgaria Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8675 8313

Andamooka Station

Roxby Downs to Andamooka to Lake Torrens - permission required from Andamooka Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8671 0754

Getting there

Lake Torrens National Park is located 345km north of Adelaide. Permission must be obtained before you can enter this park, please contact the below stations before embarking on your trip. Please note: Vehicles must not be driven on the lake surface.

Mulgaria Station

Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst to Farina Ruins to Andamooka via Mulgaria Station - permission required from Mulgaria Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8675 8313

Andamooka Station

Roxby Downs to Andamooka to Lake Torrens - permission required from Andamooka Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8671 0754

Pets in parks

Pets are not permitted within this park. There are however, a number of South Australian National Parks where you can take your dog on a lead. 

Traditional owners

Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state. 

Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.

See and do

Bushwalking

There is currently no bushwalking information available for this park, please contact the park office for more information. 

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is currently not permitted in this park. 

Stay in the park

Camping is not permitted within this park.

Volunteering

If you think you might be interested in volunteering opportunities within this park please contact our Volunteer Support Unit.

Safety

Bushwalking

The international Trail Users Code of Conduct is to show respect and courtesy towards other trail users at all times.

Ensure that you:

Fire

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Fire restrictions

  • Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted outside the annual Fire Danger Season.
  • You must bring your own firewood, as the collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.
  • Gas fires are permitted through the year, other than on days of Total Fire Ban.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

4WD

When 4WDriving in the park, it is important to be aware of the following:

  • Standard road rules apply when driving anywhere in the park, including the laws for speed limits, drink driving, vehicle registration and seat belts.
  • Take extreme care when driving in the park – be aware of blind corners, crests and narrow two-way tracks.
  • Observe all track and safety signs, especially 'No public access' signs.
  • Do not take your vehicle off the designated tracks. Wildlife can be threatened and precious habitat and indigenous sites can be damaged by off track driving.
  • Make sure you know what to do in the event of getting bogged and always carry a shovel.
  • When driving on sand, deflate your tyres as appropriate for your vehicle. Don’t forget to reinflate your tyres to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure before leaving the park. Take care when lowering tyre pressure as there is risk you could roll the tyre off its rim. Also, remember that lower tyre pressure can mean a change in how the vehicle handles.

Know before you go

Every national park is different, each has its own unique environment, it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer.

Please ensure that you:

  • leave your pets at home
  • do not feed birds or other animals, it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology
  • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park
  • leave the park as you found it - place rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you
  • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit)
  • respect geological and heritage sites
  • do not remove native plants
  • are considerate of other park users.

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Please ensure you have acquired the relevant access permission before embarking on your journey.

Mulgaria Station

Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst to Farina Ruins to Andamooka via Mulgaria Station - permission required from Mulgaria Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8675 8313

Andamooka Station

Roxby Downs to Andamooka to Lake Torrens - permission required from Andamooka Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8671 0754

Maps

Fees

Entry fees

Come and enjoy this park for free. 

However, permission must be obtained before you can enter this park.

Mulgaria Station

Leigh Creek to Lyndhurst to Farina Ruins to Andamooka via Mulgaria Station - permission required from Mulgaria Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8675 8313

Andamooka Station

Roxby Downs to Andamooka to Lake Torrens - permission required from Andamooka Station.
Phone: (+61 8) 8671 0754

Park pass

This park is not included in the park pass system. 

Camping and accommodation

There is no camping or accommodation available within this park. 

Other fees and permits

There are no other fees or permits associated with this park.