Friends of The Innamincka Reserves – About Us

The “Friends of The Innamincka Reserves” was formed in May 1999 and is made up of people from all over Australia.  We provide voluntary assistance to the Ranger in caring for and promoting these Reserves  to the public. The group meets quarterly and we endeavour to have an annual ‘working bee’ at Innamincka.  Members of the Friends Group enjoy camping in the appropriate Reserve area whilst undertaking various tasks.

Membership Fees are $15 per annum, and each Member receives a monthly bulletin from the Ranger at Innamincka, as well as all meeting documentation from the Secretary.

To join, complete the membership enquiry form located here.

The Innamincka Regional Reserve: of 13,545 square kilometres was proclaimed in 1988. It is located in the far northeast corner of South Australia  It is located in one of the most arid areas of the world with an average annual rainfall of 172 mm and an annual evaporation rate of 3600mm. It comprises extensive floodplains, wetlands, swamps, channels and both ephemeral and permanent lakes, which derive from water flow events in Cooper Creek.

The Strzelecki Regional Reserve: of 8142 square kilometres, is southwest of Innamincka and proclaimed in 1991. The major feature of this Reserve is the Cobbler Desert. The mostly dry Strzelecki Creek provides important breeding habitat for many inland bird species

The Coongie National Park: of 266 square kilometres, is 100 km northwest of Innamincka, and proclaimed in 2005. The Park is listed under the Ramsar Convention. It features extensive wetlands and is important habitat and refuge for waterbirds and other Fauna. Flood periods provide breeding conditions for many species

These Parks and Reserves are a great place for birdwatchers, photographers, nature lovers or those just wanting to relax in an ideal setting.