Mount Remarkable National Park – Nature Play Park of the Month
Throughout the month of June, Mount Remarkable National Park is being celebrated as the Park of the Month – an initiative between Nature Play SA and DEWNR.
Mount Remarkable National Park Ranger in Charge Lisa Taylor said a number of activities have been planned for the June Long Weekend that will encourage families and children to immerse themselves in nature.
"Natural Resources Northern and Yorke will be leading a range of activities for the community to participate in, including a Ranger Walk, which will take participants on a short guided walk from the Mambray Creek day visitor area, a creative environmental art session and a scavenger hunt," Ms Taylor said.
"The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is also being held over the June long weekend with an emphasis on the environment and recycling, so the area will be a hive of activity."
Ms Taylor said that Mount Remarkable National Park is a popular destination for bushwalking and camping, and the dramatic gorges, walking trails and diverse wildlife are just the beginning of its appeal.
"There are several access points to the park offering visitors a variety of experiences, including an extensive network of bushwalking trails, a range of camping options from the well-established campground at Mambray Creek to basic hike-in campsites dotted throughout the park and two lodges available to hire," Ms Taylor said.
"The walking trails cater for all ages and levels of fitness and offer hikers a chance to observe a variety of native animals including western grey kangaroos, lace monitors, emus, echidnas and yellow-footed rock-wallabies."
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.
To learn more about the activities on offer in the park throughout the month of June, visit http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ny/get-involved/events.