Travelling in our region

Visiting our region

The SAAL region attracts large numbers of visitors wanting to experience its unique offerings. The Flinders Ranges has been identified as one of Australia’s iconic National Landscapes and spans more than 430km of the region, presenting a 600 million year old story of the earth’s evolution. 

Featuring highly on many four-wheel-drive enthusiasts ‘bucket lists’ are the legendary desert tracks of the Simpson Desert, Dalhousie Springs and Coongie Lakes, which are all located within our regional conservation reserves or national parks.

Exploring our region by road requires a general understanding of the management responsibilities of the various types of roads and tracks.

  • Public roads (sealed and unsealed) are managed by the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure, who provides regular, current information about road conditions and road closures via their road report.
  • Roads within national parks and conservation reserves are managed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), who provide regular, current information about road conditions and closures.
  • Signposted public access routes on pastoral stations are managed by the Pastoral Board and are the only tracks on properties that can be accessed without permission from the land manager. Access to other tracks on stations must be made by application to the Public Access Officer.

Buy a map

Mapland sells a range of products from the DEW mapping and aerial photography library to the general public and business community. Map stocks can be ordered through the Natural Resources Centre Port Augusta.