Nilpena Ediacara National Park | Flinders Rangers

Nilpena Ediacara National Park

It may have been 550 million years in the making, but South Australia’s newest national park was officially opened by Minister for Environment and Water Dr Susan Close in April 2023.

Nilpena Ediacara National Park is home to one of the world’s most significant fossil sites due to the unique state of preservation of the early record of animal life.  Nilpena’s sig­nif­i­cance is inte­gral to the bid for World Her­itage for the Flinders Ranges and in April 2021, the Flinders Ranges was placed on Australia’s World Her­itage Ten­ta­tive List.

Located 500km north of Adelaide, the park highlights include a world-class audio visual experience featuring a complete fossil bed that comes to life with the latest leading-edge 3D animation technology.  The vis­i­tor precinct includes three his­toric pas­toral build­ings – the for­mer black­smith shop, shearer’s quar­ters and wool­shed.

To preserve the integrity of the region, access to the park is via pre-booked guided tours only.  There is a high lev­el of inter­est in this park and they advise book­ing your tour well in advance of travel.

Mild tem­per­a­tures from April to Octo­ber make this peri­od an ideal time to visit and the most com­fort­able in the Flinders Ranges region.


Nilpena Road, Nilpena, South Australia


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Parks SA website.

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