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Lincoln National Park, Adelaide

Lincoln National Park Overview

Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula with spectacular ocean views, sandy beaches and sheltered camping sites. The park is covered in vast expanses of coastal mallee with granite outcrops and extensive sand dunes. The sheltered beaches of Boston Bay contrast with the exposed southern shores where steep limestone cliffs form an impressive buttress to the open ocean. Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna. Birds such as stints, stilts, and sand pipers travel from as far as Siberia and the Arctic Circle to summer here as part of their loop migrations. Park Fees: Fees apply for entering and camping in Lincoln National Park. All money collected is used to manage and improve visitor facilities in this park. Entry and camping permits can be obtained from the self registration station located that the park entrance. Annual and Four Week Holiday Parks Passes can be purchased from National Parks and Wildlife offices or Visitor Information Centres. Sleaford - Wanna Dunes: Massive wind-sculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs characterise the breathtaking Sleaford Bay coastline. The track is 4WD only, use caution as it is narrow with two-way traffic. Please reduce tyre pressures to avoid becoming bogged. To protect the fragile coastal vegetation follow the route markers and drive only on mobile sand dunes. Visitors entering from Sleaford please obtain your day pass at the main park entrance before commencing your trip. Memory Cove: Surrounded by magnificent wilderness, Memory Cove is a placid, scenic bay with a beautiful sandy beach. Cradled between densely vegetat4d headlands it provides a relaxing camping or day visit experience. 4WD is recommended. To maintain the tranquility and wilderness qualities of this area, entry is limited and a Memory Cove pass and key are required. Passes are available from the Visitor Information Centre. Aboriginal Heritage: The Barngala and Nauo people utilised the rich food resources of the Lower Eyre Peninsula long before the arrival of Matthew Flinders. An abundance of fish and shellfish was complimented by inland mammals, reptiles and plants. Fish traps made from stone arrangements, stone working sites and middens are still present in the park. European History: Cape Donington has an early rural history that records it's first grain crop in 1875. And includes woodcutting, grazing and guano mining. Reflections of this period remain as abandoned farm machinery, cleared land and the Donington Cottage. Walking Trails: Investigator Trail Take the time to enjoy a walk along the most beautiful, refreshing coastline in the State. The Investigator trail is a long distance coastal trail which takes its name from the Investigator, the ship commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the rugged coastline of Lower Eyre Peninsula in 1802. The trail is easy to walk and well marked. Stamford Hill Hike An energetic walk up Stamford Hill will reward visitors with spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. A monument commemorating Matthew Flinders voyage of discovery is located at the top. The return trip is 1.1km and takes approximately 45 minutes. Camping: Camping is permitted in designated areas within the park. Please obtain permit at the park entrance.

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