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Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

South Australia National Parks and Reserves

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Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park is one of South Australia's Outback gems, covers almost 15,000 hectares featuring majestic arid scenery. They're a striking rocky landscape of flat-topped mesas and are sure to take your breath away.

The Breakaways were once covered by an inland sea. They are now home to an array of native fauna and flora. Take in this remarkable view, which you'll find approximately 33 kilometres north of Coober Pedy.

The best time to see the awesome Breakaways is sunset, when you can appreciate the amazing sandstone colours.

The area is home to almost 60 native flora species including acacias, mallee and eremophilia. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including red kangaroos, euro, echidna, numerous bird species and the fat-tailed dunnart (a mouse-like marsupial).

The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park forms part of the traditional country of the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara people. It is owned by Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation (AMYAC). The park is under a unique co-management agreement between the AMYAC, District Council of Coober Pedy and Department for Environment and Water (DEW).

South Australian tour operators can take you there to explore the site or you can drive yourself. If you're self-driving, permits should be collected from the Coober Pedy Visitor Centre in the District Council Office on Hutchinson Street before departing.

Vehicle entry fees:
Vehicle entry - $10.00
Vehicle entry (concession) - $8.00

Fees collected are used for conservation and to maintain and improve park facilities.

Map & Directions

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia


Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park is located 25km north of Coober Pedy. Access is via the Stuart Highway or Kempe Road (Oodnnadatta Road).

Permits should be collected from the Coober Pedy Visitor Centre in the District Council Office on Hutchinson Street before departing to the site.

Phone 08 8672 4617
Mobile 1800 637 076


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