Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park is a 14,300 hectare park approximately 25km north of Coober Pedy.  The park has spectacular coloured hills, flat topped mesas and gibber covered plains (locally referred to as "moon plain").

The entire park is an Aboriginal Heritage site and is protected under both the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988.

Visiting the park at sunrise or sunset shows the spectacular changing colours of the landscape at their best.

Visitors are reminded to purchase their vehicle permits at the Visitor Information Centre, District Council of Coober Pedy or at Underground books, Post Office Hill Rd, Coober Pedy.  If the Visitor Information Centre is closed please phone 0499982999 to discuss permits.

Kanku–Breakaways Conservation Park is the traditional land of the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara people and is an important part of the Coober Pedy district. The Kanku has always protected us, the land, food, plants and animals. We will work together to keep it strong so that the Kanku can welcome people and provide a vibrant Coober Pedy community.


Executive Officer,  Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Phone: 0499 982 999 or Email: breakaways@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au