Koonalda - SA

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -31.456329 129.859665
DMS: 31º 27' 22.79" S 129º 51' 34.79" E
UTM: 52 J 6519504mN 581677mE
Altitude: 82.06m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

900.85kms NorthWest of Adelaide - Driving 1178 km (12 hours 47 mins)

Address & Contact

Nullarbor National Park
South Australia
Phone: (+61 8) 8625 31
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au

Information

The Gurney family leased Koonalda Station from 1938 to 1988. This station was only feasible because water for their stock was pumped from Koonalda Cave lakes into above ground storage tanks. Historic pumping equipment still remains in the cave today.

Koonalda Station was South Australia's most western pastoral property for 50 years. In 1989, it became part of Nullarbor National Park and is now part of the National Estate Heritage Trust.

Visitors with a SA Parks Pass may camp at Koondalda - pick a spot for bush camping, or stay in the shearers hut or even in the main homestead. You're welcome to explore but please leave everything in place for the next visitors to enjoy. The homestead still has various fixtures for you to peek into their life - bathroom with fixtures, beds, an old-school sewing machine, and a pot-bellied stove in the kitchen.

If you don't have a Park Pass, you can pick up one in Ceduna, or call the Ceduna National Parks office (on the number above) and they'll take your casual overnight camp fee over the phone. No onsite ranger or honesty box etc.

Recent restoration works include new roofing on the shearers hut with 2 rain water tanks that we found operational (and good tasting water!) in August 2013.

Take a look around and explore the incredible graveyard of cars too! You could spend a lot of time exploring here.
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Closest Weather Station

Eucla at 05/04:00am WST
Distance from Koonalda 96.09km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
14.6°C11.8°C81%11.4°C1011.1hPa2.2mmWSW17km/hr
9knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

Eucla
Distance from Koonalda 96.09km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C25.925.725.223.621.118.718.019.121.323.124.324.8
Mean Min. °C16.617.015.913.310.58.27.07.49.111.313.415.0
Mean Rain mm14.618.323.026.430.930.125.226.222.418.418.218.5

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