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Innamincka, SA

Nestled near the Cooper Creek, Innamincka took its name from the Aboriginal word Yidniminckanie. Visitors can camp along the creek, which has good fishing and canoeing. Tourist information is available from the restored Australian Inland Mission building which is the National Parks and Wildlife South Australia park headquarters.


Visit the memorial plaques to expeditions by Charles Sturt in 1845 and by Burke and Wills in 1861. East along the creek is Burke’s own memorial, and west is Wills’s. The Dig Tree, where food was buried for them to dig up, is just over the Queensland border. And there’s also King’s Marker, where sole survivor John King was found.

Cullyamurra Waterhole on the creek is good for camping and fishing, and at the eastern end you’ll find ancient Aboriginal rock carvings. Tours operate from the town and can be arranged at the hotel or store. You can also charter a boat for fishing or cruising.


The Picnic Race Meeting is in August.

North west 112 kilometres are the Coongie Lakes, which are wetlands of international significance. This area is protected – dogs, guns, fishing, campfires and generators are not allowed. And remember, you must keep to the road as the ecology off the road is fragile. You need a four wheel drive vehicle to visit this area and a Desert Parks Pass or camping permit. Take all the food, water and spares you’ll need in case something goes wrong. If it rains, you could be stranded for weeks.

A camping permit or Desert Parks Pass is required to visit Innamincka Regional Reserve.

Innamincka Map


  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Sightseeing
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About Innamincka

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Innamincka Postcode: 5731
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Flinders Ranges and Outback
  • Latitude: -27.74599
  • Longitude: 140.7365
  • Elevation: 57m
  • Population: 44
  • Median Income: $38220
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.772
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

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