Park fees:
Accommodation from: $14.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
241km from Adelaide
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Estab­lished in 1877, Wirrabara For­est was one of the state’s first for­est reserves, estab­lished to ensure a sus­tain­able tim­ber resource for South Australia. 

The for­est derives its name from an Abo­rig­i­nal word for a place of big trees” and is sit­u­at­ed in the South­ern Flinders Ranges, 210 km north of Ade­laide and just west of the Wirrabara township. 

Sites such as the reha­bil­i­tat­ed Old Nurs­ery offer a unique per­spec­tive into South Australia’s plan­ta­tion forestry his­to­ry, while the Ippinitchie Camp­ground pro­vides the per­fect base for campers want­i­ng to explore the local area, wildlife and scenery. 

Take a for­est bush­walk or cross-coun­try ride on the park’s shared use trails, which are nes­tled with­in the native and pine plan­ta­tion reserves. 

Both Hey­sen and Maw­son trails tra­verse sec­tions of the park. 

Learn about Wirrabara’s rich forestry ori­gins by explor­ing the his­toric ruins dat­ing back to 1877.