The Gawler Ranges National Park is a special place where history, conservation and Indigenous culture come together. Proclaimed as a national park in 2002, the park is co-managed by the Department of Environment and Water and the Gawler Ranges Aboriginal Corporation. Co-management in South Australia is about bringing together traditional Indigenous beliefs and contemporary Western perspectives on the importance of looking after land. The landscape is abundant with wildlife and protects rare and threatened plants and animals, including crimson mallee and the yellow-footed rock wallaby. If you are after a quick visit to the Gawler Ranges National Park, there are three campgrounds accessible by high-clearance 2WD in good weather: Scrubby Peak, Waganny and Yandinga. Our pick is Waganny campground, which in dry weather is suitable for caravan, camper trailer or tent camping. A toilet facility is available and campsites are unallocated. Come prepared to be self-sufficient, as you will need to take drinking water with you. The national park is also home to the Pondanna Outstation, a remote outback four-bedroom homestead, passionately restored by Friends of Gawler Ranges and available for short-term stays. The homestead has a well-equipped kitchen and a country-style lounge room with open fire, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. All you need to do is provide the linen. For more information and to book, phone 0437 586 725 and visit www.pondannaoutstation.com.au . Gawler Ranges National Park Mobile phone coverage can be patchy and unreliable in this park, especially if you are in low-lying areas. To avoid disappointment, book at the Wudinna Visitor Information Centre or go online prior to leaving. Telstra reception is now available at the Paney Park Office and Shearing Shed. BOOKINGS Park entry and camping fees need to be paid prior to arrival. Book online at www.parks.sa.gov.au. Online booking enquiries: email DEWRPOnlineBookings@sa.gov.au or call (+61 8) 8688 3111 . Bookings can also be made at the Wudinna Visitor Information Centre. ROAD ACCESS Road conditions are constantly changing, especially in times of extreme heat and wet. Please check the Northern and Western South Australian Outback Roads Temporary Closures, Restrictions and Warnings Report online before you depart. Phone: 1300 361 033 Gawler Ranges, Pondanna Outstation 14 #GawlerRanges #Wudinna #Minnipa