Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park

Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park

Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
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Stuart St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia
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  • Michael-4551
    Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
    Amazing
    Visited on Friday 5th May. A visit here was part of The Ghan excursion I was on. What could be better, late afternoon with a glass of bubbles and taking in this amazing view. Well worth coming to see.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Chris B
    16 contributions
    Amazing Views
    Just came back from Cooper Pedy again & high on my list is always the Breakaways. It's like going into another world. It is truly so beautiful the landscapes are spectacular & the colours change so much. Sunsets there are worth experiencing thats for sure. Highly recommend. Do the tour with George from Oasis tourist Park is a must do.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 July 2023
  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
    Spectacular colors
    A must-see on your trip to Coober Pedy. Colorful hills that have broken away (hence the name) due to the long-gone inland sea. The colors change with the sun. Lovely location in the late afternoon with a glass of bubbles.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
A must-see on your trip to Coober Pedy. Colorful hills that have broken away (hence the name) due to the long-gone inland sea. The colors change with the sun. Lovely location in the late afternoon with a glass of bubbles.
Written 6 November 2023
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Heather H
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We took so many pictures just amazing monolithic rocks. Colourful. The only problem were the flies. So take your face nets to avoids eating the darn things.
Written 21 August 2023
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Chris B
16 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
Just came back from Cooper Pedy again & high on my list is always the Breakaways. It's like going into another world. It is truly so beautiful the landscapes are spectacular & the colours change so much. Sunsets there are worth experiencing thats for sure. Highly recommend. Do the tour with George from Oasis tourist Park is a must do.
Written 17 July 2023
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Visited on Friday 5th May. A visit here was part of The Ghan excursion I was on. What could be better, late afternoon with a glass of bubbles and taking in this amazing view. Well worth coming to see.
Written 17 June 2023
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K B
Lafayette, CA443 contributions
Apr. 2023
The Breakaways should not be missed. A stark desert landscape, it is colorful and beautiful. Although on a group bus tour, we thoroughly enjoyed the place.
Written 14 May 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,377 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
This is a self-guided tour and it is fantastic.
You can stand next to the "dog fence" that disappears over the horizon in each direction.
If you plan your drive carefully, you can have sundowners at one of the lookouts that open up to amazing vistas.
Written 12 April 2023
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Glen C
7 contributions
Feb. 2023
This was my first - but will not be my last - trip to the Breakaways.

I was here for business and that business is IN the Breakaways - coordinating the 2023 Marathon.

Standing at the Lookouts, admiring Two Dogs, marveling at the Dog Fence and reading the First Nations' details of what the area means to them - all with not another physical being in sight, but feeling the energy of the land filling your soul - there is nothing like it.

If you love an endless horizon of the timeless land that we live, work and play on, this is the place for you.
Written 18 February 2023
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Sam
14 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Solo
Awesome out of this world like nothing else iv seen. At this time of writing the track from stuart highway very good to lookout. After first lookout only 4x4 as washouts from rain
Written 3 February 2023
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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia595 contributions
Jan. 2023
Had the place to ourselves to watch a sunset. Very thankful of our fly nets and it was hot but oh wow the scenery. We could have been the only people on the planet that evening so lucky that we were alone. The colours changing as the sun set have to be seen that alone is worth the drive. Incredible rock formations with incredible dreaming stories attached to them. It was well worth the flies and heat the drive out to the breakaways is amazing on its own. We took out time driving back to Coober Pedy just soaking it all in.
Written 30 January 2023
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John F
Auckland Central, New Zealand214 contributions
Sep. 2022
The Breakaways are so similar to the Bad Lands of South Dakota that you would almost think they were in the same place. But the Breakways are much smaller. The colours of the rocks are amazing, and the land forms, shapes and history worth spending time over.
You will need to travel out of Coober Pedy to get there and a tour is probably the best way to do this. On the way take time to consider the dog fence, a fence designed to keep dingoes out of the south which, by implication at least, demonstrates the complete eradication of these wonderful natural creatures throughout much of southern Australia. All in the name of sheep.
Still worth a visit, but if you have been to have been to Badlands NP you may be disappointed.
Written 24 September 2022
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