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Special Notices


Yorkeys Crossing (Port Augusta Heavy Vehicle Bypass) -  caution at wheel rutting and soft edges. For over-dimensional vehicles, send pilot vehicle through first.



PARs are un-surfaced tracks intended to provide 4WD access.  All drivers should drive with caution and to track conditions as conditions may vary. PARs are located on working pastoral properties (please do not disturb stock) and are located in remote areas, please ensure you have adequate supplies in case of emergency.

Please note DEW/National Parks does not have the management responsibility of Public Access Routes (PARs) in South Australia.  That responsibility is with the Pastoral Board and PIRSA’s Pastoral Unit who can be contacted on 8429 0792 and or 8429 0333 and

  • Halligan Bay  Track PAR into Lake Eyre -  open to 4WD vehicles, drive to track condition as entire track is fragile and will deteriorate with use. Driving on the Lake surface is and offence and dangerous. Trailers and caravans are not recommended.

  • Walkers Crossing PAR -  open to 4WD. Drive to track conditions.

  • Warburton Crossing -  CLOSED due to flooding.

  • Level Post Bay Track PAR -  open to 4WD vehicles, drive to track condition as entire track is fragile and will deteriorate with use. Extreme caution at corrugations, crests and corners. Trailers and caravans are not recommended. No camping at Level Post Bay - camping available at Muloorina Campground.

  • Pedirka PAR -  open to 4WD vehicles.


  • Munga-Thirri - Simpson Desert reserves -   open to 4WD vehicles. On 1 June Birdsville access will be open across the QAA line at Eyre Creek via the northern detour on private land. This track involves an additional 80km of travel. Signs will be in place and no other routes are to be used. Please ensure 4WD is engaged and that you reduce tyre pressure while in the desert to minimize cutting up the tracks. Use extra caution as sand dunes will be soft and may have blow outs from summer winds. Carry extra fuel reserves as up to 50% more fuel may be used currently than a normal desert crossing. The use of trailers in the Simpson Desert is strongly discouraged. Caravans and motorhomes should not be used.Serious damage can be caused to vehicles and environment.
  • Witjira National Park -  Open to 4WD. Rubbish tips are located 3kms east and west of Dalhousie campground or at Birdsville for rubbish disposal.

For latest information on South Australian Desert Parks please call the Desert Parks Hotline (08) 8648 5328 or access the Desert Parks Bulletin at