Mt Remarkable National Park – we are open for business!

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Situated in the Southern Flinders Ranges, Mt Remarkable National Park is a picturesque three-hour drive north of Adelaide and offers pristine experiences in bushwalking, bird watching and camping amongst stunning mountains, gorges and gullies.

Mt Remarkable National Park Ranger in charge Donna Ferschl said Mt Remarkable National Park had not been affected by recent bushfires.

“In fact, it is some 50km north of fire-affected areas, so the park and the townships that make up the Southern Flinders are all well and truly open for business,” she said.

Mild autumn weather gives visitors a fantastic opportunity to explore the park's diverse habitats, from the red quartzite gorges, watercourses lined with river red gums to grassy woodlands and high ridges.

An extensive network of bushwalking trails gives visitors the opportunity to experience the dramatic scenery, spectacular geological landforms and native wildlife of the Southern Flinders Ranges.

These trails cater for all ages and levels of fitness, varying in length and difficulty from challenging overnight treks across the long distance Heysen Trail to the easier and shorter walks at Alligator Gorge and Mambray Creek.

“A hike up to the 960m high summit of Mount Remarkable for impressive views over the Willochra Plain is a must do on your visit,” Ms Ferschl said.

“If you are lucky, you may come across some of the wildlife that make the park home. This includes the agile yellow-footed rock wallaby, together with euros, western grey kangaroos, emus, lace monitors and even echidnas.

The park offers accommodation to suite all needs and budgets.

Campgrounds are nestled amongst towering river red gums and along ephemeral creeks to give visitors the true enjoyment of the natural surrounds of the park.

For those seeking a little more luxury, a cosy one-room cabin at Mambray Creek or the three-bedroom Alligator lodge are also available.

“I encourage anyone looking to get away this autumn to come and recharge in the stunning Mt Remarkable National Park and see why it is recognised as one of South Australia’s premier Icon Parks,” Ms Ferschl said.

For more information contact the Natural Resources Centre in Clare on 08 8841 3444 or visit National Parks SA.

Supplementary information

Tips to remember:

  • Fire season – only gas fires are allowed until 15 April.
  • Wood for camp fires must be brought with visitors. Collection of wood within the National Park is prohibited.
  • Stick to existing tracks and observe all signs.
  • Be mindful and respectful of others and the environment.
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • No unregistered vehicles – this includes quad bikes.

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