Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

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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.

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

The current fees are as follows:

Vehicle Entry Permit

$11 per vehicle or $9 concession

Online permits now available - click here

Commercial Tour Operators

Visitor Use fee $4.50 per person. (current until 31/3/2023)

Licence fees have been waived for 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023.

All fees above are GST inclusive

The full fee structure can be found here.

Commercial activities can only be undertaken in the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park with the relevant licence or permit.

Commercial Tour Operators

Commercial Tour Operator Policy

Commercial Tour Operator Licence Application Form

Please email your completed application to breakaways@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au

Commercial Photography and Filming

Commercial filming protocol

Commercial Filming Application Number 1

For commercial filming Application Number 2 enquiries please contact the Executive Officer Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park Co-Management Board

Please email your completed application to breakaways@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au

Kanku-Breakaways Gallery