Mount Remarkable National Park
Partial park closure alert
The Napperby Block section of the park will be closed from 16 January 2014 until further notice. Please note that Mambray Creek, Alligator Gorge and Mount Remarkable (via Melrose) remain open to the public.
Online payment is now required for entry, camping and accommodation in this park. Read the frequently asked questions about the online booking system.
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.
Fees apply for park entry and camping, and must be paid online prior to visiting the park. Cash payments are not available at this park.
Camping and accommodation
Whether you want to backpack through secluded wilderness or prefer to relax with all the creature comforts, Mount Remarkable National Park offers a range of camping and accommodation to suit you.
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 15 April 2015 inclusive.
Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.
Find out more information about fire restrictions.
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.
Before visiting this park, groups and hikers may need to complete a trip intentions form (184kb pdf).
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.