Lake Gairdner National Park Situated north of the Gawler Ranges, the park protects a large saline lake system surrounded by red sand hills. The park includes Australia’s third largest salt lake, Lake Gairdner (plus Lake Everard and Lake Harris), which contains over 200 islands. In some parts of the lake the salt layer can be up to one metre thick! There are no facilities in the park. Visitors must be fully self-sufficient and ensure they carry sufficient water and food, and they should advise a responsible person of the intended duration of their trip. Accessing Lake Gairdner National Park – Please be aware that this park is surrounded by pastoral properties and private roads, so please stay on the public and signposted tracks and roads. The southern edge of the lake is approximately 150 km northwest of Port Augusta. The northern end of the lake is a few kilometres south of Kingoonya, the Trans-Australian Railway and the Stuart Highway. The main public access is at Waltumba Tank campground, via the Stringer Highway towards Glendambo (lake access is by walking only). Alternate access to the lake is via Mount Ive Station on a 34-km station track. Mt Ive must be contacted prior to entry, and a key to the gate is required (a fee for this service applies). NATIONAL PARKS CODE OF CONDUCT Every national park is different. Each has its own unique environment, and it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer. Please ensure that you: • leave your pets at home • do not feed birds or other animals, as it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park • leave the park as you found it – there are no bins in national parks, so please come prepared to take your rubbish with you • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit) • respect geological and heritage sites • do not remove native plants • be considerate of other park users Important: Collection of firewood within national parks is prohibited. Dead wood plays a vital role in providing shelter for animals and adding nutrients to the soil. If you wish to have a fire during winter, then make sure you carry your own sustainable sourced firewood from outside the parks. Western grey kangaroo, Gawler Ranges (Nadine Brown) 16 #GawlerRanges #Wudinna #Minnipa