Ngarkat Conservation Park

Ngarkat Conservation Park

Ngarkat Conservation Park will be partially closed from 1pm 22 May until 6am 27 May 2024 to ensure the safety of the public during an aerial control program. Details

Park fees:
Vehicle entry: $10.50 per vehicle
Accommodation from: $21.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
215km from Adelaide
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Ngarkat Con­ser­va­tion Park is locat­ed in South Australia’s south-east­ern cor­ner about 200 kilo­me­tres south east of Ade­laide. The con­ser­va­tion park was pro­claimed in 1979 to con­serve the mallee heath habi­tat of the 90 Mile Desert’. Ngarkat is 271 000 hectares in size and is the largest patch of rem­nant native veg­e­ta­tion sit­u­at­ed in set­tled agri­cul­tur­al South Australia.

The park has a sig­nif­i­cant role in the con­ser­va­tion of bio­log­i­cal diver­si­ty. Giv­en the large area and rel­a­tive­ly low lev­els of dis­tur­bance, the park is capa­ble of main­tain­ing ecosys­tems that pro­tect pop­u­la­tions of sig­nif­i­cant flo­ra and fauna. 

Ngarkat has a range of recre­ation­al oppor­tu­ni­ties in peace­ful and remote sur­round­ings. Explore the mallee by dri­ving on the remote tracks, camp under the stars across the parks 11 camp­grounds, or explore clos­er on foot on any of the 10 walk­ing trails designed to give you a bet­ter appre­ci­a­tion of the vast mallee landscape.

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Camp­ground maps

Bush­walk­ing maps

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.