Accommodation

Ngarkat Conservation Park

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Ngarkat Conservation Park and take in the views over the park's 270,000 hectares of vegetated sand dunes, mallee and heath. The park abounds in wildlife. Look out for western grey kangaroos, emus and more than 120 species of birds. You may spot a rare malleefowl walking slowly amongst the trees.

A number of walking trails give you the opportunity to see the wildlife and gain a better appreciation of the vast mallee landscape. Enjoy the magnificent views from Tyms Lookout along a 2-3 hour hike. Early attempts to farm this country failed as seen by the ruins of early European pioneering settlements at Box Flat.

Please note that camping fees are changing in this park from Friday 1 July 2022.

  • Box Flat Campground

    Acces­si­ble by 4WD only, Box Flat Camp­ground is sit­u­at­ed near an old out­sta­tion of the Gar­ra Pas­toral lease and Box Flat soak­age. The ruins of the old stone build­ing are a short walk from the camp­ing area. Dur­ing win­ter the soak­ages hold water, attract­ing wildlife.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents, camper trailer.
    Facil­i­ties, fire pits.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 4 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Bucks Camp Campground

    Acces­si­ble by 4WD only, vis­i­tors can camp with­in 500 m of a his­toric ruin, a rem­nant of ear­ly Euro­pean set­tle­ment in the area. A per­fect rest stop for those dri­ving the Dukes Highway.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents, camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties, pic­nic table, fire-pit.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 1 allo­cat­ed camp­site, 1 Unallocated.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Comet Bore Campground

    Sit­u­at­ed just off the Ngarkat High­way, this camp­ground is acces­si­ble to 2WD vehi­cles in dry con­di­tions. Ide­al for larg­er groups and fam­i­lies with kids, there is plen­ty of room to kick the footy or play a game of crick­et. Camp sites are locat­ed amongst whip­stick mallee trees, pro­vid­ing ample shade.

    Access 4WD rec­om­mend­ed or 2WD in dry con­di­tions only.
    Suit­able for tent, camper trailer.
    Facil­i­ties, fire pit.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, unal­lo­cat­ed (max­i­mum of 10 vehicles).
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered
  • Coxs Windmill Campground

    Acces­si­ble by 4WD vehi­cles only, this camp­ground is great for those want­i­ng iso­la­tion with six small nooks. Get away and hide amongst the mallee veg­e­ta­tion. These camp­sites are flat, sandy and well shad­ed sites.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents only.
    Facil­i­ties, fire pit.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 6 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Doggers Hut Campground

    Open year-round on the two-way sec­tion of the Bor­der Track, Dog­gers Hut is the last camp site head­ing south along the track before exit­ing the park. Only acces­si­ble by 4WD, this shady camp­ground can accom­mo­date a medi­um-sized group.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for Vehi­cle based camp­ing, tents.
    Facil­i­ties, fire pit.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 3 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Nanam Well Campground

    Acces­si­ble by 4WD only, this is a great spot to camp under shady trees with a pic­nic table, a toi­let and fire ring locat­ed near­by. You can also take a short walk to the restored Nanam Well.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents and camper trailer.
    Facil­i­ties, long drop toi­let, pic­nic table, fire-pit.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 1 (max­i­mum of 5 vehicles).
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Pertendi Hut Campground

    Just off the Ngarkat Hwy, this camp­ground pro­vides a great overnight stay for 2wd vehi­cles. The camp­ground is hid­den amongst the mallee with access to toi­let facil­i­ty and an inter­pre­tive wak­ing trail. The area is also rich in his­to­ry with an restored hut to view. 

    Access 2WD and 4WD.
    Suit­able for tents, camper trail­ers and caravans.
    Facil­i­ties, long drop toilet.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 3 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Pine Hut Soak Campground

    Sev­er­al hikes start from the camp­ground, includ­ing those to the restored Nanam Well and Cox’s Wind­mill. Expe­ri­enced hik­ers can embark on an extend­ed hike to the Fish­ponds or Scor­pi­on Springs.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for camper trail­ers, tents.
    Facil­i­ties, long drop toilet.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ing ‑max­i­mum 12 vehicles.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • Rabbit Island Soak Campground (4WD)

    Rab­bit Island Soak Camp­ground is locat­ed amongst tall euca­lyp­tus trees, where you can enjoy the birds of the mallee.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tent, camper trailer.
    Facil­i­ties, nil.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 2 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • The Gums Campground (4WD)

    A quick pull-over camp­ing site locat­ed along the one-way sec­tion of the Bor­der Track. This camp­ground has 1 allo­cat­ed camp site and is acces­si­ble by 4WD only. Camp­site is closed dur­ing sum­mer months.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents only.
    Facil­i­ties, nil.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 1 allo­cat­ed camp­site — max­i­mum 1 vehicle.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.
  • The Pines Campground (4WD)

    A quick pull-over’ pic­nic or camp­ing site locat­ed along the one-way sec­tion of the Bor­der Track. This camp­ground has 2 allo­cat­ed camp sites and is acces­si­ble by 4WD only. Camp­site closed dur­ing sum­mer months.

    Access 4WD only.
    Suit­able for tents only.
    Facil­i­ties, nil.
    NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GER SEASON.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 2 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.