Coober Pedy
Opal Capital of the World


Category Travel & Tourism
Subcategories Tourist information

The Breakaways are a striking & unique example of arid scenery. From the flat - topped mesas to the stony gibber desert, remnants of millions of years provide a wealth of geological interests and breathtaking views. Looking out over the breakaways it is hard to believe that over 70 million years ago, a vast inland sea covered the area. The region is rich in Aboriginal and European history and is home to an array of native fauna and flora, which have successfully adapted to one of the world's harshest environments. Definitely one of Outback South Australia's best-kept secrets!
Location: approximately 33km north of Coober Pedy.

For more information on the park visit

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Commercial Tour Operators require a licence to operate within the Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.  A licence can be obtained by contacting the Executive Officer, Breakaways Co-managmeent Board 0499982999 or email

Licensed Commercial Tour Operators are:

O'Shannessy's quality tours Ph: 03 59852377

Big 4 Stuart Range Outback Resort Ph: 08 86725179

Sacred Earth Safaris Ph: 08 8536 2234

Premier Stateliner Coach Group Ph: 08 84155500

Desert Cave Hotel  Ph: 08 8672 5688


All commercial filming and photography in the park must be done under a special permit with a cultural heritage guide present.

For more invormation on Commercial Tour Operator licencing and Commercial Filming/Photography contact the Executive Officer, Breakaways Conservation Park on 0499982999.

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