Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area

National Park - South Australia


Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area, located 50km from Port Lincoln, conserves the magnificent scenery surrounding Memory Cove, as well as providing refuge for the park's rare flora and fauna.

To maintain the special wilderness qualities of this area access to Memory Cove is limited to 15 vehicles a day (information about gate key provided when booking). Among the park's eucalypt and sheoak woodlands, a wide variety of birds can be found, including the shy bush stone-curlew and the rare western whipbird. There are spectacular views from coastal lookouts that overlook the surrounding islands. You may even spot a whale or dolphin that pass by the area during the winter months.

Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area is surrounded by Lincoln National Park, be sure to check out other things to see and do in this neighbouring park to make the most of your visit.

Memory Cove Campground (4WD, 5 sites, access key required)

Nestled among a canopy of coastal mallee overlooking a picturesque white sandy beach and tranquil blue bay. This campground is accessible by 4WD only and is a true coastal wilderness.  Access: 4WD only. Suitable for: tents and off-road camper trailers. Facilities: long-drop toilet. Campfires: not allowed. Number of campsites: 5 allocated campsites. Electricity: unpowered.  

Bookings are essential, upon booking further instruction will be given on how to pick up your key from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre located at 3 Adelaide Place, Port Lincoln. Phone: (+61 8) 8683 3544.

Memory Cove Wilderness Protection area is accessed via Lincoln National Park.

Entry to Lincoln National park is 13km south west of Port Lincoln via Proper Bay Rd. The park is on the south-eastern tip of the Eyre Peninsula and is an 8 hour, 680km drive from Adelaide. The trip can be shortened by taking the ferry from Wallaroo to Cowell, when it is operating.

The Wanna access gate in Lincoln National Park is 19 km from Memory Cove. 4WD vehicles are required as the road is unsuitable for conventional vehicles at certain times of the year (caravans are not permitted).

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Vehicle Entry Fee $12.00
Per vehicle, per day - from

Camping Fee $21.50
Per Site, per night (2 Adults) - from