6 of the most Instagrammable national parks in South Australia

Wondering where to snap a great shot of nature? You can’t go past these picture-perfect locations in SA’s parks.

Australia has been named the most Instagrammable country in the world this year and it’s easy to see why – our country has some of the best beaches and most unique landscapes around.

The good news is you don’t have to travel far to get the perfect shot. Here’s where you can snap some great photos of nature right here in South Australia’s national parks: 

1. Deep Creek Conservation Park 

For jaw-dropping pictures of SA’s southern ocean you can’t go past Deep Creek Conservation Park, located 108 km south of Adelaide. 

If you’re a fan of wildlife photography, a visit to Deep Creek will also guarantee you a pic of a roo or two. 

Just bear in mind, to get to some of the park’s best views, you’ll need a 4WD. 

Looking for inspiration? Search the #DeepCreekConservationPark on Instagram. 

2. Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park 

If you don’t get a shot of Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park on your Instagram profile, did your visit really happen? 

This iconic park, 450 km north of Adelaide, will deliver colourful shots of ancient rugged landscapes, tree-lined gorges and an array of wildlife, no matter which season you visit. 

Looking for inspiration? #IkaraFlindersRangesNationalPark on Instagram. 

3. Innes National Park 

If dolphins catching waves, emus strolling down roads, and rolling surf sounds good to you, head to this surfer’s paradise on Yorke Peninsula. 

Innes is also rich in history with lighthouses, shipwrecks and an historic mining town. 

It’s a great place to visit all year round, but as the park has amazing beaches, it’s hard to go past a visit in the summer holidays. 

Looking for inspiration? #InnesNationalPark on Instagram.

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4. Flinders Chase National Park 

A trip to Kangaroo Island isn’t complete without a trip to Flinders Chase National Park. 

This park is the perfect backdrop for pictures of lighthouses, heritage buildings, wildlife, natural rock formations and more. 

Looking for inspiration? Search #FlindersChaseNationalPark on Instagram.

5. Coffin Bay National Park 

Head to Coffin Bay on SA’s Eyre Peninsula if you’re after photos of soft, white sand, dramatic cliffs and turquoise blue water. 

If you visit in summer, you might even spot an emu cooling off at the beach! 

Looking for inspiration? Search #FlindersChaseNationalPark on Instagram.

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Coastal dwellers.

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6. Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Landscapes don’t get any more unique than Australia’s largest salt lake in the far north of the state. 

If you visit from April to October there’s even a chance you’ll see water in the lake, which transforms the area into a desert oasis. 

Traditional Owners, the Arabana people, ask that visitors do not walk on the lake due to its cultural significance, but there’s plenty of ways to get a great view – in fact, Lake Eyre/Kati Thanda is best seen from the air.  

Remember, when visiting SA’s national parks it’s important to take only memories and leave nothing but footprints.

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Looking to brush up on your mobile phone photography skills? Check out our nature photography on your mobile phone blog. Follow the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Instagram account for more parks inspiration. 

Main image: Sunset at Halligan Bay in Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park courtesy of Simon Wilson

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