Explorer’s Way

Download the Explorer’s Way Map Journey through the heart of Australia’s outback The breathtaking scenery of the outback is beautifully entwined with the history of our state along the Explorers Way. The 3000 kilometre journey from Adelaide to Darwin takes you through one of South Australia’s famous wine regions – the Clare Valley – before making its…

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Australia’s largest Salt lake – 144km long & 77km wide and at 15.2 metres below sea level, it is the lowest point in Australia. This 1,228,000 hectare remote and arid Park includes all of Lake Eyre North and the Tirari Desert, conserving the desert wilderness. Lake Eyre is a dry salt lake that occasionally floods…

Witjira National Park & The Simpson Desert

Witjira National Park and The Simpson Desert – The 776,900ha Park is located 160km north of Oodnadatta. It features the Dalhousie Thermal Mound Springs, the largest, most active artesian springs in Australia as well as the Mt Dare homestead complex. The Parks mainly consist of desert landscapes, gibber plains, sand dunes, salt pans, flat-topped mesa hills…

Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta is an historic centre that has retained its outback character. Its crossroads were once thronged with drovers, cameleers, goldminers and Aboriginal people and the outpost became a rollicking railhead when the transcontinental railway ceased its construction in 1891. Until completed in 1929, mail, freight and travellers were carried six days on camel back to…

William Creek

This is SA’s smallest village with a population of 12, its attraction being a unique bush pub. From the junction, the road 202kms north to Oodnadatta follows the ancient Aboriginal trade route, famous for its permanent springs. Camel trains and cattlemen passed this way, as did the Overland Telegraph Line from Port Augusta to Darwin…

Painted Desert

Some of Australia’s most spectacular breakaway country has taken over 80 million years to evolve from the time of the ancient inland sea. This area has eroded away over time, and combined with the leaching of minerals from the soil, create this magical area where colours change during the day, making it a photographer’s delight.

Kanku Breakaways & Dog Fence

Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park is Aboriginal owned and the entire park is a registered aboriginal heritage site. It lies 32km north of Coober Pedy and it consists of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name ‘The Breakaways.’ There are two lookout points which highlight the open spaces…