Ngarkat Conservation Park

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Ngarkat Conservation Park and take in the views over the park's 270,000 hectares of vegetated sand dunes, mallee and heath.The park abounds in wildlife. Look out for western grey kangaroo and emus and more than 120 species of birds. You may spot a rare Malleefowl walking slowly among the trees.

A number of walking trails give you the opportunity to see the wildlife and get a better appreciation of the vast mallee landscape. Enjoy the magnificent views from Tyms Lookout along a 2-3 hour hike. Early attempts to farm this country failed as seen by the ruins of early European pioneering settlements at Box Flat.

Home to the legendary Border Track, the park has a popular 4WD track.


Ngarkat Conservation Park is located 34km south of Pinaroo. Access is via Princes Highway. Alternatively take the Mallee Highway from Tailem Bend via Peake and Lameroo or Snozwells Road near Tintinara off the Dukes Highway.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2015 to 15 April 2016. 

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

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8576 3690

In case of an emergency dial 000. For urgent issues contact the Murraylands Fire Duty Officer on 0408 802 874.

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) 8576 3690.

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) 8576 3690.

Please note that access to the 29km Border Track is restricted one-way from north to south. The Border Track is open from 1 April to 31 October and is closed during the Fire Danger Season. Contact the DEWNR Murraylands Office before attempting this journey.

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