6 of the most Instagrammable national parks in South Australia

6 of the most Instagrammable national parks in South Australia

Won­der­ing where to snap a great shot of nature? You can’t go past these pic­ture-per­fect loca­tions in SA’s parks.

Aus­tralia has been named the most Insta­gram­ma­ble coun­try in the world this year and it’s easy to see why – our coun­try has some of the best beach­es and most unique land­scapes around.

The good news is you don’t have to trav­el far to get the per­fect shot. Here’s where you can snap some great pho­tos of nature right here in South Australia’s nation­al parks:

1. Deep Creek Nation­al Park

For jaw-drop­ping pic­tures of SA’s south­ern ocean you can’t go past Deep Creek Nation­al Park, locat­ed 108 km south of Adelaide. 

If you’re a fan of wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy, a vis­it to Deep Creek will also guar­an­tee you a pic of a roo or two. 

Just bear in mind, to get to some of the park’s best views, you’ll need a 4WD

Look­ing for inspi­ra­tion? Search the #Deep­Creek­Con­ser­va­tion­Park on Instagram. 

2. Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park

If you don’t get a shot of Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park on your Insta­gram pro­file, did your vis­it real­ly happen? 

This icon­ic park, 450 km north of Ade­laide, will deliv­er colour­ful shots of ancient rugged land­scapes, tree-lined gorges and an array of wildlife, no mat­ter which sea­son you visit. 

Look­ing for inspi­ra­tion? #IkaraFlinder­sRanges­Na­tion­al­Park on Instagram. 

3. Dhil­ba Guu­ran­da-Innes Nation­al Park

If dol­phins catch­ing waves, emus strolling down roads, and rolling surf sounds good to you, head to this surfer’s par­adise on Yorke Peninsula. 

Innes is also rich in his­to­ry with light­hous­es, ship­wrecks and an his­toric min­ing town. 

It’s a great place to vis­it all year round, but as the park has amaz­ing beach­es, it’s hard to go past a vis­it in the sum­mer holidays.

Look­ing for inspi­ra­tion? #Innes­Na­tion­al­Park on Instagram.

A bath at the end of a big day 🐳

A post shared by JOR­DANVICK 𓇼 (@jordaaaan_) on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:59am PDT

4. Flinders Chase Nation­al Park

A trip to Kan­ga­roo Island isn’t com­plete with­out a trip to Flinders Chase Nation­al Park.

This park is the per­fect back­drop for pic­tures of light­hous­es, her­itage build­ings, wildlife, nat­ur­al rock for­ma­tions and more. 

Look­ing for inspi­ra­tion? Search #Flinder­sChase­N­a­tion­al­Park on Instagram.

5. Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park

Head to Cof­fin Bay on SA’s Eyre Penin­su­la if you’re after pho­tos of soft, white sand, dra­mat­ic cliffs and turquoise blue water. 

If you vis­it in sum­mer, you might even spot an emu cool­ing off at the beach! 

Look­ing for inspi­ra­tion? Search #Flinder­sChase­N­a­tion­al­Park on Instagram.

Coastal dwellers.

A post shared by Matthew Dodd (@dodd_life) on Aug 14, 2018 at 8:37pm PDT

6. Kati Than­da-Lake Eyre Nation­al Park

Land­scapes don’t get any more unique than Australia’s largest salt lake in the far north of the state. 

If you vis­it from April to Octo­ber there’s even a chance you’ll see water in the lake, which trans­forms the area into a desert oasis. 

Tra­di­tion­al Own­ers, the Ara­bana peo­ple, ask that vis­i­tors do not walk on the lake due to its cul­tur­al sig­nif­i­cance, but there’s plen­ty of ways to get a great view – in fact, Lake Eyre/​Kati Than­da is best seen from the air. 

Remem­ber, when vis­it­ing SA’s nation­al parks it’s impor­tant to take only mem­o­ries and leave noth­ing but footprints.

After trav­el­ling thou­sands of kilo­me­tres across #Australia’s parched desert inte­ri­or, north­ern flood­wa­ters are now flow­ing into Kati Than­da-Lake Eyre, breath­ing life into what’s fast becom­ing an #out­back oasis! At 144km long and 77km wide, our nation’s biggest lake is over 200 mil­lion years old and the low­est point on the con­ti­nent. As water fil­ters slow­ly into the #LakeEyre basin (rough­ly the size of Spain), it’s trans­form­ing it’s parched and salty inte­ri­or into a thriv­ing ecosys­tem, with water birds arriv­ing from across the globe and colour­ful algae paint­ing a stun­ning can­vas of blue, white, pink, yel­low and red. Flows like these occur rarely, and this year it’s expect­ed to reach its high­est lev­el in over 25 years — mean­ing there’s nev­er a bet­ter time to jump on board with @wrightsair, @chintaair, @airadventure and @kirkhopeaviation to see Moth­er Nature at her wild and won­der­ful best. Click the link in our bio for our ULTI­MATE guide to #KatiThan­da! ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ #SeeSouthAus­tralia [📍Loca­tion: just a 2 hour flight from #Ade­laide in #SouthAus­tralia to #CooberPedy in the @flindersrangesandoutback ] #KatiThan­da #SeeAus­tralia #Aus­tralia #Trav­el

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Look­ing to brush up on your mobile phone pho­tog­ra­phy skills? Check out ournature pho­tog­ra­phy on your mobile phoneblog.Fol­low the Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice South Aus­tralia Insta­gram account for more parks inspiration.

Main image: Sun­set at Hal­li­gan Bay in Kati Than­da-Lake Eyre Nation­al Park cour­tesy ofSimon Wil­son

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living