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General Information

There are 33 parks and reserves in the Far West District managed by the Department for Environment and Heritage. The parks offers a range of opportunities such as 4WD journeys, day touring, spectacular remote scenery and small, secluded camping areas and secluded beaches. There are no entry fees for day visits to parks or reserves, however camping fees do apply.

Because of their remoteness, it is recommended that you contact the local park offices to obtain accurate access information and conditions before entering any of these parks.

If you are travelling into the more remote areas such as Googs Track, Nullarbor or the Unnamed Conservation Parks, you need to be totally self sufficient (ie carrying additional fuel, water, air compressors and recovery gear). There are also fire restrictions that must be adhered to.

Some of the more popular parks in this region include:

Wittelbee Conservation Park

Relax along the sandy beaches of Wittelbee Conservation Park. Surrounded by mallee and high sand dunes against the low rocky headland of Wittelbee Point, there are plenty of bushwalking tracks to explore this small coastal park.

Birdwatchers will enjoy the number of seabirds that forage along the foreshore, including hooded plovers and pied and sooty oyster catchers, while nature lovers can explore the samphire flats that extend beyond the dunes towards the undulating plain where red mallee, yorrells and dryland tea-tree grow.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking).

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

10km south east of Ceduna. Access is via the unsealed Decres Bay Road.


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Laura Bay Conservation Park

Laura Bay Conservation Park represents the original vegetation that once covered South Australia's western coastline. The sheltered bay, with its tidal samphire flats and mangroves, provides ideal feeding grounds for sea birds, many of which migrate from the northern hemisphere each year.

Explore the sandy cove and the rock pools or go swimming or fishing along the coast. A bushwalk through the park's vegetation and rocky headland will allow you to discover the habitat of bush birds and animals that have made their home here. You may even see the honeyeaters, which are attracted to the flowering plants or the western grey kangaroos that often seek shade from the heat of the day.

Look for the landing site that can still be seen on the headland. Established in 1911, this site was once a hive of activity, where bags of grain, transported by horse-drawn drays from surrounding farms, were loaded onto ketches.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), swimming, fishing.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

20 km's south-east of Ceduna. Access is via Decres Bay Road (unsealed) or from Flinders Highway.


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Yumbarra Conservation Park

Yumbarra Conservation Park is named after the one of the rock holes that protrudes from the earth's surface. When the rock holes fill with water after rain they provide an important water source for local wildlife, making the park ideal for birdwatching.

The park has large areas of rolling sand dunes and is an important conservation area for some of our rare and vanishing native species, including malleefowl and sandhill dunnarts. Kangaroos, wombats and dingoes all inhabit the park.

There are a number of walking trails which follow Googs Track to Googs Lake, Mount Finke and the monuments to Goog and Dinger Denton. Relax and enjoy the scenery by staying overnight at the campgrounds at Goog Lakes and Mount Finke.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking)

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

30km north of Ceduna.


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Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve

Come and explore the world's largest semi-arid karst (cave) landscapes at the Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve. Most of the park's landscape is flat except where the surface has collapsed into sinkholes revealing large underground caverns.

This unique geological scenery is home to many significant Aboriginal cultural heritage sites and diverse wildlife species, including the southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Where the vast landscape meets the sea at Bunda Cliffs you can enjoy views spanning the coastline and you may get a chance to spot a southern right whale that come to the area to breed in winter.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking) and good lookouts.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

300km west of Ceduna. Access is via Eyre Highway.


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