Keep an Eye on the Weather and Road Conditions!
Although a desert we can get severe weather events from time to time. These can make travel impossible so it pays to check what is happening before you leave Laverton or Coober Pedy.
You can also phone Ilkurlka on 08 9037 1147 - we will be happy to pass on what we know.
We use the following sources of information:
The Australian Meteorological Bureau
Click here for WA Goldfields forecast
Click here for WA Interior forecast
Click here for SA North-West Pastoral forecast
Click here for Landgate bush fire observations
The best time to travel is in winter - it does get cold at night but the days are pleasant. In summer, temperatures are usually around 40°c and sometimes higher. Generally the weather is also a little more predictable as well!
Call (08) 90371147
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!
Ilkurlka update 21 July 2021
There are new border restrictions which restrict entry across the South Australian border into Western Australia.
If you have suitable premises, you must enter self-quarantine for 14 days when entering Western Australia from South Australia. If not, you will be directed to enter a government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
Please note that Ilkurlka does not have facilities for self-quarantine.
Until these restrictions are lifted, Ilkurlka will be closed to travellers from the east. Ilkurlka will remain open for travellers from the west.
We ask that visitors use face masks and hand sanitiser when entering the premises. We have a supply of hand sanitiser and a limited amount of face masks so we'd be grateful if you could bring your own masks!