Four wheel driving

Touring South Australia's national parks by four-wheel-drive (4WD) gives you access to some of the more remote and beautiful places that the state has to offer. Marvel at the seemingly endless red dunes of the desert or experience the white sands and glistening blue waters of the coastline.

Coorong National Park extends south, from where the River Murray meets the sea. It provides four-wheel drivers the opportunity to explore the coast and glimpse some of its 240 species of birdlife. Beach driving, surf fishing and camping on the beach is permitted, but drivers must remain on existing tracks.

Further south along the coastline is Little Dip Conservation Park. Take in views of the small inland lakes, coastal dunes and the Lake Eliza foreshore. Then travel further south again to Canunda National Park where you can access the full length of the park by following the marker posts through the dunes and along Geltwood Beach.

Some of the wilder and more breathtaking parts of Coffin Bay National Park are only accessible by 4WD. Visit the important seabird refuge and popular surf fishing spot of Gunyah Beach or explore the many attractions of the peninsula.

Moving inland, South Australia's desert parks were once considered to be inaccessible, however 4WD vehicles are opening up the outback for travellers eager to explore. Take a desert adventure and be rewarded with the inspiring landscapes of Innamincka Regional Reserve and Witjira National Park, just two of the parks in our desert region.

Undoubtedly, the best way to discover the secrets of Flinders Ranges National Park is by 4WD. Tour rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges and sheltered creeks as you explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

Wherever you go please stay on designated tracks, drive responsibly and respect the natural environment. Remember, if you plan to venture into the outback, it's important to be prepared. Make sure you have ample food and water for emergencies, a reliable 4WD, radio or satellite phone, plenty of fuel, recovery equipment and detailed maps. See our Safety page.