How to get to Wilpena Pound Resort

Directions from all points of the compass

Drive from Adelaide

Wilpena Pound Resort is situated 429 kilometres north of Adelaide. That's about a 5 hour leisurely drive.

Or you could make a day of it and visit a few of the local South Australian wineries along the way.

Check out our favourite driving routes with maps and a description of what to see along the way.

You can also drive from Adelaide to Darwin along the 3,000 kilometre Explorers Way.

For up to date road conditions please visit the DPTI website.

Bus from Adelaide

Genesis Transport operate a weekly coach service from Adelaide to Copley and return. The coach will drop you at Hawker (45km from Wilpena Pound Resort) and we can pick you up from there. Check out the timetable, or phone Genesis direct on (08) 8552 4000 for more information.

Getting here from Broken Hill

Broken Hill has special appeal as a stopover for travellers from NSW and Victoria. Its mining history and art are unsurpassed. Wilpena Pound Resort is about 5 hours drive from the Silver City. The sealed Barrier Highway is the most direct route through Peterborough, Orroroo and Hawker. You can leave the highway at Yunta and travel cross-country, however, planning for this trip is advised.

Getting here from Renmark

From Renmark, travel via Morgan to Burra through South Australia's famous merino breeding area, Hallett, to Peterborough, Orroroo and Hawker.

Getting here from the Outback

Many Outback adventurers come to Wilpena Pound Resort via Birdsville in Queensland, or via Cameron's Corner at the junction of the borders of Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. The Outback Loop Touring Guide Map is a good planning guide (also available from the Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre).

Good trip and vehicle preparation are recommended whether you choose to travel the Birdsville or Strzelecki Track.

Download the Remote Area Travel Information brochure.