Mt Remarkable National Park is a truly amazing walking destination, with a variety of walks from mountain tops to deep valleys and hidden gorges formed over 800 million years ago. It's the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.
Summitting Mt Remarkable delivers amazing views of Melrose and the surrounding area as it contours around the mountain to the summit. You are then rewarded with eight kilometres of winding downhill track back on the other side of the mountain to Melrose. Walking into the majestic Narrows is a wonderful experience as the rugged gorge surrounds you and then leads into Alligator Gorge where you will walk over the ripples of ancient seabeds.
Walk though native pine forests of Mambray Creek Valley, past pools of permanent water with reflections from the rugged cliffs to Hidden Gorge. You will be amazed by the ever-changing colours of the cliffs as you walk through the Gorge to the top of Battery Track, where you will be blown away by the views, or the wind.
During the walks, look out for the rare Yellow Foot Wallaby, Peregrine Falcon or maybe a flowering Spider Orchid.
Learn about the uses and health benefits of ochre and relax with nature in a secluded section of the Park where we listen to the rippling sound of water as we soak our sore legs and smell the essence of the great outdoors. Throughout the walks, there will be regular breaks with ample opportunities for photos and to relax, listen and smell nature.
Relax at night around a warm campfire and indulge in camp oven desserts at the secluded Kookaburra Creek Retreat.
Maximum 11 clients
Minimum number required for trip to proceed
Not suitable for children
Please note, secure booking platform Rezdy is used and charge a 2% booking fee.
Morning tea break at Port Wakefield
Lunch at Stone Hut Bakery (choice of their famous pie or pasty and coffee or tea) with time to explore the adjacent wildlife park
Arrive at Kookaburra Creek Retreat (Retreat) accommodation
Depart for one of the best walks in South Australia - Alligator Gorge, Ripples, Terraces and Narrows including face painting using Red Ochre, bush meditation, and story time
Return to Retreat
Dinner at Retreat prepared by your tour guide
Camp fire and toasted marshmallows
Breakfast of champions
Drive to Melrose, tourist walk around town to loosen up
Summit Mt Remarkable 15 kilometre return. Great views on the way up
Celebration drink after summiting at the heritage listed 1877 Jacka Brewery
BBQ cooked by your tour guide
Camp fire and camp oven dessert cook off
Social night-time activity - 'onesie funsie runsie' along the Golden Orb Trail
Optional sunrise run/walk in Willowie Forest (Possum Loop)
Breakfast at Retreat
Travel via Horrocks Pass to Mambray Creek
Walk to Hidden Gorge and return via Battery Ridge with magnificent views over Spencer Gulf and surrounds.
Spot the rare Yellow Foot Wallaby and Spider Orchid
Lunch at secluded location in Hidden Gorge
Travel back to Adelaide with convenience stop at Port Wakefield
Farewells with remarkable memories to cherish and share