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June - Mount Remarkable National Park

You’re invited to celebrate Mount Remarkable National Park this June.

Located about a 3-hour drive north of Adelaide in South Australia’s Southern Flinders Ranges, this park is home to dramatic gorges, abundant wildlife, picture-perfect ranges and magnificent, scenic cliff-top views. It is truly breathtaking in every sense of the word. The park is a popular destination for campers, hikers, bird watchers and cyclists.

Each month we feature a different park as Park of the Month, find out what’s happening throughout the year and learn how to host your own event.

What’s on

Parkapiki competition

Visit Mount Remarkable National Park during June to go in the draw to win great prizes: Prizes include:

Judge's choice prize

 People's choice prize

Our friends at Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Mount Remarkable National Park during June and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

Don't worry if your out of mobile coverage, you can enter the competition by loading a digital photo you've taken in the park when you're back in range.

Kids mountain bike orienteering

Date and time: Sunday 9 June, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

About/information: 

Join us for a bike-based orienteering activity for young cyclists. Have fun exploring the network the historical forest access trails of Willowie Forest.

This event may be cancelled in the instance of poor weather. Parents must be in attendance for the duration of the event.

What to bring:

  • bicycle 
  • protective gear (eg helmet)
  • sturdy footwear
  • warm clothing layers
  • sun protection
  • drinking water
  • camera

Meeting point: Willowie Forest Trails car park (8km north of Melrose on Horrocks Highway)

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

An evening with the Rangers and Friends of Mount Remarkable

Date and time: Sunday 9 June, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

About/information: 

Join us around the campfire and meet the park rangers and members of the ‘Friends of Mt Remarkable’. Hear stories and learn about the history of Mount Remakable National Park and how the park evolved from a working Sheep station to a park of national significance.

*This event may be cancelled in the instance of poor weather.

What to bring:

  • warm clothing
  • camping chair

Meeting point: Mambray Creek Campground

Bookings: This event is FREE, bookings are not required

Ranger guided morning bird walk

Date and time: Monday 10 June, 9:30am –12:30am

About/information: 

Bring your binoculars and a sense of adventure as we go for an early morning ramble through the Mambray Creek Valley. Learn about the unique birds, wildlife and plant populations that call Mount Remarkable National Park home.

If you have a smartphone, download one of the free Australian bird guide apps. Some suggestions include Morecombe’s Birds of Australia Lite version, Australian Bird Sounds by Appp.io, or Australian Birds Guide by Gaia Guide. 

*This event may be cancelled in the instance of poor weather. 

What to bring:

  • waterproof jacket
  • hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • long trousers or shorts
  • long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • warm long-sleeve top for stops or if the weather is cool
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • at least one, 1 litre water bottle
  • binoculars
  • camera
  • bird ID guide.

Meeting point: Mambray Creek Day Visitor Area

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Ranger guided Alligator Gorge geology walk

Date and time: Sunday 23 June, 10:00am - 12:30pm

About/information: 

Join us for a guided 2km walk through Alligator Gorge to see and hear about the fascinating geological formations of ‘The Terraces’ and ‘The Narrows’.

*This event may be cancelled in the instance of poor weather. This hike includes stairs, uneven surfaces and requires a moderate level of fitness.

What to bring:

  • waterproof jacket
  • hiking boots, preferably with ankle support
  • long trousers or shorts
  • long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • warm long-sleeve top for stops or if the weather is cool
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • at least one, 1 litre water bottle
  • camera

Meeting point: Top car park at Alligator Gorge.

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Ranger guided overnight hike and camping adventure

Date and time: 12:00pm Saturday 29 June- 1:00pm Sunday 30 June 

About/information:

Keen on an adventure? This Ranger guided overnight hike could be for you. Join park rangers on a 2-day hike through the magnificent Mount Remarkable National Park. Starting on Saturday afternoon enjoy a 13km journey from Mambray Creek through to Alligator Gorge, camping overnight at Hidden Campground. This hike will provide an excellent opportunity for less experienced bushwalkers and campers to trial an overnight hike in Mount Remarkable National Park with the support of our rangers. The evening meal will be supplied.

The hike will require a reasonable level of fitness and traverses uneven ground. Includes return transfer from Alligator Gorge back to Mambray Creek Day Visitor Area.

*This event may be cancelled in the instance of poor weather.

What to bring:

A detail kit list will be provided although you will need a:

  • a hiking pack
  • lightweight tent
  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • sleeping mat
  • lunch for both days plus breakfast for the second day
  • sturdy hiking boots
  • a raincoat
  • a torch
  • A fully charged smart phone with the Avenza Maps App.

Meeting point: Mambray Creek Day Visitor Area 

Bookings:This event is FREE but registration is essential.

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