Mount Remarkable National Park | Park of the Month | June 2018

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Mount Remarkable National Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month for June 2018

Everyone is invited to celebrate Mount Remarkable National Park as park of the month in June 2018. Bring warmth to your winter and explore the park – there are many free family friendly events to get involved in.

Mount Remarkable National Park is defined by 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 cross-over 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.

About Mount Remarkable:

The park is located 45km north of Port Pirie. Access is from National Highway One via Mambray Creek.

Alligator Gorge can be reached via a picturesque – but sometimes challenging – drive commencing 1km south of Wilmington on Main North Road. This road is very steep and is unsuitable for caravans, camper trailers and buses.  You can walk into the park from the adjacent town of Melrose, which lies at the foot of Mount Remarkable. (Read our Play & Go Melrose camping post here)

Please note: There are no public roads that pass through Mount Remarkable National Park. Horrocks Pass and Port Germein Gorge are the nearest public roads to the park where you can pass over the Flinders Ranges in an east-west direction.

What’s on at Mount Remarkable this June:

Ranger Walk & Talk

Meet the local ranger. Ask questions and hear fascinating facts and stories about the nature of Mount Remarkable National Park. Suitable for both adults and children.  No registration required.

Dates and Times:

Saturday 9 June 2018 | 9am – 10am
Meeting point: Mambray Creek Campground next to shower block.

Sunday 10 June 2018 | 10am – 11am
Meeting point: Willowie Forest 9km North of Melrose along the Horrock’s Highway or “Rail Trail” bike path.

Saturday 16 June 2018 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Meeting point: Alligator Gorge car park.

Saturday 23 June 2018 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Meeting point: Alligator Gorge car park.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

What fascinating natural treasures can be found in the park? Join the Rangers to find out! Suitable for both adults and children.  No registration required.

Dates and Times:

Sunday 10 June 2018 | 10am – 11am
Meeting point: Willowie Forest 9km North of Melrose along the Horrock’s Highway or “Rail Trail” bike path.

Sausage Sizzle & Meet the Rangers

Join the Mount Remarkable rangers for a BBQ lunch – sausages, bread and veggie burgers supplied or feel free to BYO your own. Ask questions and hear fascinating facts and stories about the nature of Mount Remarkable National Park. Suitable for both adults and children.  No registration required.

Dates and times:

Sunday 16 June 2018 | 11:30 am
Meeting point: Meet at the Mambray Creek Day visitor car park BBQ area.

What bird is that?

Join the Mount Remarkable rangers for lunch – meet a local bird expert who can show you what birds are hiding all around you in Mount Remarkable National Park. Bring binoculars and cameras along if you have them handy. No registration required.

Dates and times:

Saturday 23 June 2018 | 10am – 11am
Meeting point: Meet at the Mambray Creek Camp Ground – at rear of the shower block

Sunday 24 June 2018 | 10am – 11am
Meeting point: Meet at the Mambray Creek Camp Ground – at rear of the shower block


For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Parks SA website.

What Mount Remarkable National Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month

When: June 2018 | See dates & times for different activities above

Where:  Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia | See the map HERE

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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