See Lake Gairdner, Australia's fourth largest salt lake and is the site of numerous land-speed record attempts when the lake is dry. Surrounded by brilliant red sand hills, the lakes shimmering surface makes it a photographer's delight and a popular film location. Indeed, at times the horizon seems to disappear when you stand in the centre of this beautiful and surreal salt lake.
The annual Dry Lake Racers event attracts motor enthusiasts from around Australia in March when the lake is dry.
Access to the lake is via Waltumba Tank, on the Moonaree Station Road or via Mount Ive Station (private access, enquiries and gate key available from Mount Ive Homestead). Cabins and bush camping are available nearby at Mount Ive Station.
Lake Gairdner National Park
Gawler Ranges National Park via
South Australia 5652
Toll Free Number
+61 (08) 8680 2969
+61 (08) 8680 2971
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