Chadinga Conservation Reserve
Location and Access
Chadinga Conservation Reserve is situated south-west of Penong. It can be accessed by taking Edwards Road (unsealed) from the Eyre Highway just west of Penong. The park is commonly known as Tuckamore by local people.
The 8,125 ha reserve contains coastal dune systems, a large inland lake and areas of spectacular mallee. The park contains a diverse range of landscapes and vegetation, providing important habitat for spinifex hopping mice, echidnas and numerous bird species.
Edward John Eyre, an early explorer, used the soaks in the area on his journey westwards.
Beach fishing is popular in the area known as Tuckamore. Other activities include nature study, bushwalking and camping.
4WD beach driving is another activity. This can be treacherous, however, and should only be attempted by an experienced 4WD operator. Care should be taken as many birds nest on the beach and in the fore dunes.
The park has no facilities, but bush camping is permitted. Fuel, food and conveniences are available at the nearby towns of Penong and Nundroo.
Department for Environment and Heritage
11 McKenzie Street
PO Box 569
Ceduna SA 5690
Phone: (61 8) 8625 3144
Fax: (61 8) 8625 3123
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of The Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH)