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Mount Remarkable National Park - Nature Play Park of the Month

News release
06 May 2016

Throughout the month of May, Mount Remarkable National Park is being celebrated as the Park of Month – an initiative between Nature Play SA and DEWNR.

Mount Remarkable National Park Ranger in Charge Lisa Taylor said Mount Remarkable National Park is an iconic park due to its history, diverse landscapes and vegetation and array of protected native species.

"May is the perfect time to visit Mount Remarkable National Park, when the weather is mild and vegetation and wildlife are thriving.

If you haven’t been here in a while, now is the time; it is so beautiful and peaceful and an amazing place to get away from it all" Ms Taylor said.

The extensive walking trails provide an excellent 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.

Along the walking trails you may see the western grey kangaroos, lace monitors and emus that roam freely throughout the park.

Nature Play SA Support Manager Jason Tyndall said his first impression of the park was one of beauty and amazement.

"The ancient geology with deep gorges and rugged cliff tops is enough to leave any family in awe.

From canyon exploring, rock hopping, camping, photography, picnicking, and wildlife spotting, it’s a beautiful part of South Australia that would provide families with an experience they would never forget."

A popular destination for bushwalking and camping, Mount Remarkable National Park's dramatic gorges, walking trails and diverse wildlife are just the beginning of its appeal.

The park features the 960m high Mount Remarkable Summit which can be reached along the Mount Remarkable Summit Hike from Melrose, providing impressive views of Willochra Plain and Spencer Gulf along the way.

"My visit in April was captured on the Nature Play SA blog and details my adventures within the park with photos and quotes from locals" Mr Tyndall said.

To read Jason’s blog visit www.natureplaysa.org.au/blog/ or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParksSA and www.facebook.com/NaturePlaySouthAustralia.

To learn more about the activities on offer in the park throughout the month of May, visit http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ny/get-involved/events

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Communications Coordinator

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Jessica.Henderson@sa.gov.au