Park location and access
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park is located in South Australia’s North-East Pastoral District approximately 600 km North of Adelaide(as the crow flies). It is most easily reached from Adelaide by driving about 550km on a sealed road to Leigh Creek via Jamestown, Orroroo, Hawker and Parachilna. From Leigh Creek it is 5 km further on the sealed road to Copley and then about 100 km on an unsealed road (the Arkaroola road) that runs East from Copley. This is about 8 hours of driving. While the Arkaroola Road is of good quality, compared to other unsealed roads of the South Australian outback, drivers need to be alert when driving on it.
An alternative route from Adelaide follows the sealed road from Adelaide to Yunta via Gawler. At Yunta a dirt road runs north to the Park. By this route the distance on the dirt is about 300 km. There is no fuel available between Yunta and Arkaroola.