13 April 2009

Mt Remarkable National Park Bushwalking over Easter

Lucky for us, the Mt. Remarkable National Park rangers decided to allow walk-in camping in the park a bit earlier than usual this year; because of the Easter long weekend being so close to the end of the fire danger season (normally walk-in camping is not allowed during the fire danger season which extends to 15 April this year). So we got a 2-night bush walk in and avoided the crowds at all the car camp site! Actually we only saw a couple people the whole weekend (while we were walking in the park).

We left from Mambray Creek campground on the Friday, then headed north up the steep Hidden Gorge Hike track and along the Battery ridge; nice views across Spencer Gulf. We camped the first night at Frick's Dam campsite; not a bad campsite, it overlooks a valley.

The next day we headed up towards Alligator Gorge then back down to Hidden Camp, we camped for the night. This is a beautiful campsite within a quartzite gorge.

The final day (Sunday) was a brief 2 hour sprint back to the car early in the morning. We were home by midday.

We didn't take many photos, but we have a couple on our Picasa site,