Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park

Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park

Malkumba-Coongie Lakes National Park is closed due to rising floodwaters. Details

Park fees:
Vehicle entry: $12.50 per vehicle
Accommodation: $13.50 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
1263.99km from Adelaide
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Check the lat­est Desert Parks Bul­letin before vis­it­ing this park.

Malkum­ba-Coongie Lakes Nation­al Park is one of the most spec­tac­u­lar of South Aus­trali­a’s nat­ur­al attrac­tions. The park is a pris­tine water world made up of chan­nels, water­holes, lakes, inter­nal deltas, shal­low flood­plains and inter­dune cor­ri­dors and swamps. Motor­boats, camp fires, fish­ing and gen­er­a­tors are not per­mit­ted in the park, ensur­ing a gen­uine wilder­ness experience.

Coongie Lakes is list­ed as a Ram­sar Wet­land of Inter­na­tion­al Impor­tance. The water­bird diver­si­ty is high for an arid wet­land and is a sig­nif­i­cant feed­ing, rest­ing and breed­ing site for an enor­mous num­ber of birds that migrate to the area. The wet­land plays host to a diver­si­ty of wildlife includ­ing fish, rep­tiles and frogs. It trans­forms into a breed­ing ground for an enor­mous num­ber of migra­to­ry birds from around the world. The con­trast from sand dunes to vast wet­lands is remark­able. The park is a true wilder­ness for vis­i­tors seek­ing a place of soli­tude to enjoy nature. Take advan­tage of the wilder­ness – camp, canoe, enjoy pho­tog­ra­phy, bush­walk, dis­cov­er Abo­rig­i­nal his­to­ry and gen­er­al­ly relax in the calm sur­rounds of the wetlands.

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Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.