Swan Reach Conservation Park

Swan Reach Conservation Park

Park fees:
Free entry
124km from Adelaide
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Swan Reach Con­ser­va­tion Park is a clas­sic exam­ple of Australia’s semi-arid mallee envi­ron­ment. You will find tran­quil­i­ty in the gen­tly undu­lat­ing lime­stone coun­try with its thick local mallee canopy overhead.

There are also a few small patch­es of low wood­land com­pris­ing false san­dal­wood and bul­lock bush with an under­sto­ry of sti­pa grass. With around 2,017 hectares to explore, don’t be sur­prised if you stum­ble across signs of a south­ern hairy-nosed wom­bat, as these elu­sive crea­tures were the pri­ma­ry rea­son for the procla­ma­tion of this park in 1970.

The park is an astronomer’s par­adise and forms the core” zone of the Riv­er Mur­ray Inter­na­tion­al Dark Sky Reserve. The unpol­lut­ed skies and iso­la­tion from arti­fi­cial light sources make the park one of the best places on Earth to gaze at the stars.

Park maps

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.