Parks in our region

The Northern and Yorke region is one of the most diverse in South Australia, with a unique natural environment, endangered species, geological formations and rich cultural history.

National and conservation parks are managed primarily for conservation purposes, with a focus on protecting threatened species by controlling pest plants and animals.

Parks in our region

For a top visitor experience...

Our two most impressive national parks are Innes National Park and Mount Remarkable National Park. Both offer extensive walking trails with dramatic scenery and the chance to see some of the wonderful native wildlife in the region. There are also excellent visitor facilities and site interpretation in both parks.

Online booking system

Since Friday 1 August 2014 you are required to book and pay for your visit to Innes National Park and Mount Remarkable National Park online – including park entry fees, camping and accommodation.

Fees

Prepay your park entry fees online via the National Parks SA website. Cash payments will no longer be taken at Innes National Park or Mount Remarkable National Park.

The Visitor Information Centre at Innes National Park has a self-service station with a computer for credit card payments.

Camping

You are required to book and prepay for camping online in Innes National Park and Mount Remarkable National Park.

Camping bookings are essential and cash payments will no longer be taken at the parks. Book early if you’re planning to visit during peak periods such as long weekends and school holidays as the campgrounds are in high demand. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Accommodation

From lighthouse keepers’ cottages to shearers’ quarters and homesteads, our iconic parks boast truly unique heritage accommodation. For an unforgettable stay in Innes National Park, Mount Remarkable National Park and Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park, you are now able to plan, book and pay online.

Other parks and facilities

In coming months, the online booking system will be rolled out to other parks for entry, camping, accommodation, and park facilities such as tennis courts, dive permits and tours.

As we launch the system we would love to hear from you so that we can continue to improve our service. Send your feedback to DEWNR.OnlineBookings@sa.gov.au.

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Other parks we care for

We also maintain a number of parks that border the Northern and Yorke region:

For a more rewarding experience in parks throughout our region, why not get involved in conservation volunteering?

Park passes

You can purchase park passes online or from:

Park safety

Your safety is extremely important to us.

While visiting our parks is an enjoyable experience, some attractions can also pose a threat to your safety if you are not adequately prepared or conscious of your surroundings.

Prepare for your trip by finding out as much as you can about the park you are visiting. Download a map and check for park closures or fire bans. Ensure you have the right equipment for the activities you plan to participate in, including plenty of water and sun protection.

When visiting coastal areas, be aware that the coastline presents a number of specific hazards, such as unstable cliffs, strong currents, slippery rocks, submerged objects and constantly changing conditions.

Mobile phone coverage is limited. Before you leave for your trip, tell someone where you are going and what they should do if you don’t return as planned.

Aviation restrictions

Low flying aircraft can severely disrupt resting and breeding animals. A minimum flight height for all of our South Australia’s national and conservation parks is 1500 feet above ground level.

To protect vulnerable species, whilst maintaining public safety, Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA) parameters have been developed detailing the minimum flight heights and offset distances around sensitive areas.

All pilots (excluding emergency services) are expected to fly in accordance with the FNAs, which have been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Restrictions in the Northern and Yorke region

Pilots navigating around Innes National Park and Althorpe Islands Conservation Park must comply with FN19 published in the En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) Special Procedures by Air Services Australia in the Aeronautical Information Package.

Landing is restricted on Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources land, pursuant to the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and National Parks and Wildlife Regulations 2001. This does not apply to emergency services.


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