Mainwater Well Campground - Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

National Park - South Australia

Favourite

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is rich with cultural significance. The spectacular terrain in Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park can be explored by the many hiking trails and via the 4WD tracks that lead you deep into the heart of the rugged landscape. The park is a haven for many rare and endangered plants and animals.

The stark wildness and landscape of Lake Frome is a unique feature of the park. This ephemeral salt lake stretches 100km long and 40km wide and plays an important role in the lives of the Adnyamathanha people. The 'Plains Block' leading out to the edge of Lake Frome still remains a traditional hunting ground.

There are several hiking trails to explore the park including the Italowie Gorge Hike which takes you past Mount McKinlay Spring or the Weetootla Gorge Hike which meanders though the stunning Weetootla Gorge.

There are several tracks to explore the park and its surrounding areas by car. Most tracks are accessible by 2WD, although the Wortupa Loop Track and the track to Lake Frome require 4WDs.

The Mainwater Well camping area is approximately two hours' drive north-west of Balcanoona via Wortupa Loop Track. A small camping area is located next to the old well alongside the tea-tree lined Mainwater Creek. This camping area provides a great base from which to explore the northern areas of the park and for hikers to explore Mainwater Creek. the camp sites provide partial shade and wind protection. Access: 4WD only. Suitable for: tents and camper trailers. Facilities: nil. Campfires: allowed (seasonal fire restrictions apply). Unallocated camping - maximum 6 vehicles. Electricity: unpowered.

Be the first to add a review for this Point Of Interest!
hemax.datateam
Camping Fee $12.50
Per vehicle, per night - from
Favourite