Last Updated on January 8, 2024

Great news for sandboarders in South Australia: it is now possible to sled down selected sand hills in the Eyre Peninsula! Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Parks have designated areas where sandboarding can be performed without disturbing the natural environment of the dunes.

Sand dunes in the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Sand Dunes in the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

This increasingly popular sport activity consists of using a sandboard or sled to slide down sand dunes and it is practiced all over the continent.

Until now, opportunities to practice sandboarding in South Australia were somewhat limited, with people mostly heading to the Yanerbie Sandhill on Streaky Bay or Kangaroo Island.

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park is also going to allow sandboarding on selected areas in the near future.

Rangers at the National Parks have been inquired numerous times about locations suitable for sandboarding and even approached by adventure tourism businesses interested in promoting the activity on their site.

Sandboarding and sand sledding are generally safe recreational activities, but they can have detrimental effects on the natural dune ecosystem, which is why it’s important to only practice these away from vegetated areas.

Each park has now identified the most suitable hills where sliding can be safely practiced without harming wildlife.

Sandboarding in the Eyre Peninsula

Lincoln National Park

Lincoln National Park, situated near Port Lincoln, offers a unique sandboarding experience with its picturesque coastline and stunning views of the Southern Ocean. The park has multiple sand dunes that are perfect for sandboarding, including the popular Mikkira Dune.

Coffin Bay National Park

Coffin Bay National Park, located on the Eyre Peninsula, is renowned for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and abundance of wildlife. Visitors can now enjoy sandboarding on the designated sand dunes without disturbing the delicate ecosystem of the park.

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park – Fowlers Bay

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park, located on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, is set to open up selected areas for sandboarding in the near future. The park boasts some of the highest sand dunes in South Australia and is sure to attract adventure enthusiasts from all over the country.

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