Mount Remarkable National Park
A popular destination for bushwalking and camping, Mount Remarkable National Park's dramatic gorges, walking trails and diverse wildlife is 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.
Autumn to spring is the best time to visit the park when the weather is mild and vegetation and wildlife thriving. The extensive walking trails provide the perfect 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 gray kangaroos and emus that roaming freely throughout the park. Watch out for the echidnas in spring or the protected yellow-footed rock-wallabies.
Mount Remarkable National Park is located 45km north of Port Pirie.
Access is via National Highway one. Access from National Highway one is via the park headquarters at Mambray Creek (5km) or a picturesque drive commencing 1km south of Wilmington on Main North Rd to Alligator Gorge (13km).
Walking access is provided from Melrose, which lies at the foot of Mount Remarkable.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: (+61 8) 8634 7068
In case of emergency, dial 000. Contact the Regional Duty Officer on 0417 883 678 for urgent issues only.
Mount Remarkable National Park flora - alphabetical (187kb pdf)
Mount Remarkable National Park flora - family (205kb pdf)
Before visiting this park, groups and hikers may need to complete a trip intentions form (348kb pdf).
This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.
All wood fires or solid fuel fires are prohibited during the Fire Danger Season from 1 November to 30 April. Gas fires are permitted other than on days of Total Fire Ban.
Gas fires are allowed in the day visitor areas of Mambray Creek and Blue Gum Flat all year round except on days of Total Fire Ban.
For your safety, backpack camping is not permitted at walk-in campsites in this park during the Fire Danger Season.
Be self-sufficient and carry adequate supplies of drinking water - do not rely on tanks or creeks for water.
Mount Remarkable National Park (1.2mb pdf)
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