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.
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.
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Here are some of our favourite spots to go 4WDriving:
- Coorong National Park
This par 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.
- Little Dip Conservation Park
Take in views of the small inland lakes, coastal dunes and the Lake Eliza foreshore.
- Canunda National Park
Travel south, where you can access the full length of the park by following the marker posts through the dunes and along Geltwood Beach.
- Coffin Bay National Park
Some of the wilder and more breathtaking parts of this 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.
- Innamincka Regional Reserve and Witjira National Park
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 these two parks.
- Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Although much of the Flinders is now accessible by 2WD, he best way to discover the secrets of the park is by 4WD. Tour rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges and sheltered creeks as you explore the natural and cultural heritage of the region.