Mount Remarkable National Park

Entry and camping fees apply in this park and the way that you can pay has changed.

Please pay for vehicle entry and book your campsite or accommodation online before you go.

Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this 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.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Park entry and camping fees apply.

Pay vehicle entry and book your camp site or accommodation online before you go.

Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park. We encourage pre-booking online, however, cash payments can be made at:

Camping and accommodation

Mount Remarkable National Park has a range of camping and accommodation options. Book and pay online before you go and sleep out under the stars or choose from a cosy one room cabin or a spacious three bedroom lodge.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.

Mambray Creek Campground: Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 29 October 2014 to 30 April 2015 inclusive.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8841 3400 (Clare natural resources centre)

In case of emergency, dial 000. Contact the Regional Duty Officer on 0417 883 678 for urgent issues only.

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school group or other large group, please ensure you let the park know of your intentions (+61 8) 8841 3400.

If you intend to visit remote sections of the park or undertake any risky or strenuous activities, please ensure you let a responsible person know of your intentions, and when you anticipate returning. If you have any questions please contact the park on (+61 8) 8841 3400.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger. 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.

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