Mount Remarkable National Park, in the southern Flinders Ranges, is a key conservation area with an
intriguing mix of flora and fauna from the arid north and the wetter southern regions of South Australia.
The 16 000 hectare park stretches from the coastal plain adjacent to Spencer Gulf, across the ranges, to Mount Remarkable on the edge of the Willochra Plain inthe east.
Within easy reach of Adelaide, visitors can experience the beauty of the southern Flinders Ranges from deep within red quartzite gorges, atop rugged mountain ranges with dramatic views, or along creeks lined with magnificent river red gums.
Enjoy an extensive walking trail network including the Heysen Trail. Some highlights:
- Traverse rocky floors of towering red quartzite gorges and glimpse the beautifully marked rare yellow-footed rock-wallaby.
- Discover spectacular wildflowers in spring including several threatened orchid species.
- Marvel at ancient geological features including: The Narrows and The Terraces at Alligator Gorge, and Cathedral and Gibraltar rocks near Melrose.
- Discover early pastoral life at restored shepherd huts, Old Baroota Station ruins and cemetery, and nearby Spring Creek mine.
This national park brochure details 12 walks, made up of choices including easy walks (15-20 mins), moderate hikes (1 to 7 hours) and challenging treks (6 hours to 1 day).
Department for Environment and Natural Resources (now Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources)
Adelaide, South Australia
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