Crowning the Eyre Peninsula the Gawler Ranges rear up from the wheat and barley-fields around Wudinna, changing from level countryside into ancient eroded hills, dramatic rocky outcrops and volcanic rock formations.
Fringing the region are immense areas of savannah which for much of the year are covered in deep red soil and spinifex grass, but are transformed each spring as a blanket of wildflowers sets the area ablaze with colour.
The dazzling Lake Gairdner, a glistening salt pan amid the surrounding red soil, resembles a piece of Antarctica whilst the immense Organ Pipes amphitheatre makes a natural stage for the local wildlife.
The park is home to some of Australia’s oldest landscapes, whose colourful and unusual rock formations have been baffling geologists for years.
Map of the Gawler Ranges National Park
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Places near the Gawler Ranges National Park
- Baird Bay 77 miles away
- Eyre Peninsula 105 miles away
- South Australia 171 miles away
- Andamooka 177 miles away
- Flinders Ranges 194 miles away
- Clare Valley 202 miles away
- Adelaide 241 miles away
- Barossa Valley 241 miles away
- Kangaroo Island 245 miles away
- Coober Pedy 251 miles away
- Fleurieu Peninsula 262 miles away
Photos of the Gawler Ranges National Park
Accommodation choices for the Gawler Ranges National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Gawler Ranges National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Kangaluna Camp is in a lovely setting just outside the Gawler Ranges National Park and is a very welcoming and comfortable place to return to after a day's touring in the ranges.