Within easy reach of Adelaide, Mount Remarkable National Park is an ideal place to take the family. There’s lots of diverse wildlife and campgrounds with good facilities. The park is a popular destination for bushwalking, with trails for all ages and abilities. There are some incredible views to be had – the 960m high Mount Remarkable Summit presides over the Willochra Plain and looks out to the Spencer Gulf.
Whether it is winter or summer, there is plenty to do and see in the Mount Remarkable National Park!
- Get your chef hat on and make some damper on a stick using a mixture of flour, water and salt, then cook it over the campfire. While you’re at it, try some other campfire favourites.
- Head to Ali Lookout Walk, which is a 400-metre, 15-minute return trip, for amazing views of Alligator Gorge.
- Invent a game around the campfire at night. Use whatever you’ve got at hand, such as a torch to play the game spotlight.
- Let the children choose a short hike to go on, close to your campground. Be sure to rug up with a raincoat, umbrella and gum boots.
- Explore the nearby town of Melrose and stroll along the Melrose Nature Hike. It’s 3 hours return, or 4.7 km.
- Starting from Mambray Creek, explore the 2.4 km Davey’s Gully Hike. Spot insects, such as Mitchell’s diurnal cockroach, on flowers, shrubs and crawling among leaf litter.
- Take your wet-weather gear and gum boots and stroll along Mambray Creek Walk, where you’ll walk through puddles and hear flowing creeks.
- On a clear day head up to Sugar Gum Lookout, a short but challenging climb. It’s 3 hours return, about 8 km, and overlooks a colony of endangered yellow-footed rock-wallabies. Keep an eye out for the Flinders Ranges scorpion here too.
- Take a camera or sketch pad and capture, sketch, or write about the magical winter landscape.
- Walk along the Alligator Gorge Hike and take time to smell the golden wattle as it begins to bloom.
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