Mount Remarkable National Park opens new trails

More money has been spent on the Mount Remarkable area to help encourage tourists to visit the area.

More money has been spent on the Mount Remarkable area to help encourage tourists to visit the area.

To add to what is already available for tourists and Melrose community members, the Mount Remarkable Summit Trail has been upgraded. 

The upgrade for walkers includes 6.5km of new trail that converted the existing ‘up and back’ trail into a 13km loop.

It’s part of a $2.4 million investment in tourism infrastructure co-funded by the South Australian government and the Commonwealth Government Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program. 

Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo said projects like these would make it easier for visitors to Mount Remarkable Nature Park to experience the scenery.

“We know international visitors are important to regional Australia, where 43 cents of every tourist dollar is spent,” Mr Ciobo said. 

Walkers and cyclists should make their way to Mount Remarkable National Park to try out the new walking trail loop to the summit and a mountain biking trail network in the Willowie Forest section of the park.

The Willowie Forest mountain biking network combines new trails with existing fire tracks and includes a picnic shelter, a car park and signage.

Mountain bikers can access the trail network from the new car park just north of Melrose or via links from the Southern Flinders Trail that Mount Remarkable District Council is progressively constructing between Melrose and Wilmington.

For more information about parks in SA visit: www.parks.sa.gov.au.