Whyalla Conservation Park

A visit to the Whyalla Conservation Park during dusk or dawn will reveal the Park at its best with the red sandstone of Wild Dog Hill ablaze in the sunlight.

The main entrance to the Whyalla Conservation Park is located on the Lincoln Highway, 10 km north of Whyalla, just south of the Port Bonython turn off take the 8 km drive out to Wild Dog Hill.

Wild Dog Hill, a sandstone outcrop, rises in the north western corner takes only 10 minutes to easily climb and affords some great views for picture taking. The Park is closed from half an hour after sunset until half an hour before sunrise.

The walking trail leads to the top giving a clear view of the Park and surrounding areas. To walk the full length of the trail will take around half an hour.  Walking, bird watching, native animal spotting, sunsets and sunrises, orienteering and picnics are popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the park.

The park is controlled by National Parks and Wildlife SA, but is maintained by the Friends of Whyalla Conservation Park. Major tracks are suited to conventional vehicles, except after heavy rain.

Not suitable for caravans.

Please remember:

  • Gas BBQ's only - no campfires.
  • The toilet at Wild Dog Hill caters for disabled persons, but there is limited water for hand washing.
  • Please keep to the identified tracks & walking trails - vehicles must stay on designated roadways.
  • Climbing on Wild Dog Hill rock face is prohibited to help preserve a very fragile & important environmental feature.
  • Normal National Parks & Wildlife SA regulations apply.
  • The park is at its best after rain.
  • No pets allowed.


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Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. 
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. 
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day 
Phone: (08) 8645 7900 Email: visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au

TOLL FREE: 1800 088 589

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