Park of the Month - May 2016

Date posted: 02 May 2016

Mount Remarkable National Park

Throughout the month of May, Mount Remarkable National Park is being celebrated as the Park of Month – an initiative between Nature Play SA and DEWNR.
 
About the park
 
Located between Spencer Gulf and the southern reaches of the Flinders Ranges, Mount Remarkable National Park comprises of 18,000 hectares of rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges, steep vegetated valleys, and exposed red quartzite cliffs with parts of the landscape dating back to 800 millions years ago. The climate is unique - it is a crossover between arid (dry with very little water) and temperate zones  (moderate temperature with good levels of rain) giving rise to diverse and abundant plant and animal life.

The three sections of the park: Alligator Gorge, Mt Remarkable (via Melrose), and Mambray Creek have their own unique elements including walking trails, picnic areas, scenic lookouts, gorges, creek lines, ruins and camping grounds.

The three main watercourses: Alligator, Mambray, and Spring Creek are lined with ancient river red gums, teeming with life. The park is home to the endangered yellow–footed rock-wallaby, lace monitors, echidnas, scorpions, wedge-tailed eagles, emus, western grey kangaroos, euros, rich plant life and full of geological treasures.
 
Fees collected are used for conservation and to maintain and improve park facilities for your ongoing enjoyment. Please ensure you book your campsite and vehicle entry online before you go.
 
Park maps are available online as well as plenty of other information about the park - visit Mount Remarkable National Park.

Nature Play SA recently explored the park. The experience was captured on their blog, which includes ‘20 Things to Discover in Mt Remarkable National Park’ - this list of activities provides families with places to go, wildlife to spot and other interesting things to discover. 

Events

Celebrate Mother's Day with mother nature

Sunday 8 May, 10am - 2pm

Family day at Mambray Creek Day Visitor Area. Enjoy the atmosphere of Mount Remarkable National Park with free music, sausage sizzle, face painting, bouncy castle and Nature Play activities for the kids.

Fitness in the Park

Sunday 22 May

10am - Pilates in the Park

4pm - Join the rangers and Friends of Mount Remarkable National Park for a guided walk. Discover the history of the park and see some amazing plants and animals.

Treasure Hunt at Alligator Gorge

Sunday 29, May 10am

Join us for a fun day of treasure hunting. Use your orienteering skills to navigate through Alligator Gorge and find hidden treasure.

YEL 'A day in the Park' forum

Friday 27 May, 10am - 2pm, Mambray Creek

For more information about the events contact the Clare Natural Resources Centre on (08) 8841 3400.