Ngarkat Conservation Park
Partial park closure alert
Part of the park will be closed from 17 January 2014 until further notice.
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.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 15 November 2013 to 15 April 2014.
Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.
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.
Before visiting this park you many need to complete a trip intentions form (184kb pdf).
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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