Innamincka and Coongie Lakes
With internationally significant wetlands, abundant wildlife, and a rich Indigenous and European heritage, this regional reserve and national park is one of the best outback areas to explore in the country, with a wide range of terrain nearby – big red sand dunes, gibber plains, spinifex and coolibah trees.
Do not miss beautiful Cullyamurra Waterhole in the reserve. Aboriginal stone engravings, middens, tool-making sites and stone arrangements are common along the Cooper and around Coongie Lakes. Cooper Creek is also indelibly etched into the national psyche as the final resting place of the ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills. There are plenty of top camping spots, but many areas are only accessible by 4WD.
DEH Innamincka: (08) 8675 9909
- Innamincka Regional Reserve, Flinders Ranges and Outback, National park