4WDriving in the Coorong
Some areas of the Coorong National Park, Ngarkat Conservation Park & Coorong region are accessible only by four-wheel drive.
When travelling please observe all advisory and regulatory signs indicating track closures and restrictions. Drive only on existing marked tracks. These basic guidelines help all visitors.
- Stick to the tracks;
- Don’t disturb the plants and animals;
- Respect the heritage and history;
- Look out for others;
- Take your rubbish home.
Drive With Care In Your 4WD
Some areas of the Coorong Park are accessible only by four-wheel drive. When travelling please observe all advisory and regulatory signs indicating track closures and restrictions. Drive only on existing marked tracks.
The coastal due systems are dynamic and constantly changing – be aware of soft, shifting sands and blowouts. Adverse weather conditions such as high tides and storms may cause sections of the beach to become hazardous.
Driving On Beaches
If you drive on the beach, it is best to travel at low tide. You will find it easier to drive on sand with tyres deflated to around 105 kPa (15 psi). Please remember to reinflate your tyres prior to leaving the park. When parking, avoid shell grit beds as these can be very soft and deep. Leave your vehicle facing the ocean – this may help when you set off again. Please consider other drivers by not restricting traffic flow.
If You Get Bogged
Some basic guidelines – do not panic – further reduce the pressure in your tyres – ensure the framework of your vehicle is clear of sand – try reversing over your wheel marks – keep your wheels in a straight line – a constant steady acceleration will be more effective.