Ngarkat Conservation Park

Ngarkat Conservation Park

Park fees:
Vehicle entry: $12.50 per vehicle
Accommodation from: $13.50 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 1979to con­serve the mallee heath habi­tat of the 90 Mile Desert’. Ngarkat is 271000 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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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.