Mallee Walk

This self-guided walk will introduce you to a number of mallees that grow in Central Australia.

Mallee is the name given to multi-stemmed trees which belong to the gum tree genera Eucalyptus and Corymbia.

There are around 1000 different eucalypts and bloodwoods worldwide, the majority only occurring in Australia. Mallee was a very common vegetation type across drier parts of southern Australia before extensive clearing for agriculture.

Mallees provide animportant source of firewood, timber, gum, honey and Eucalyptus oil. Mallee habitat is critical for many native plants and animals. Unlike other parts of Australia, mallees and
other gum trees are relatively rare in Central Australia, where wattles predominate.

Wattle Walk

This self-guided walk will introduce you to a number of wattles (Acacia) that grow in Central Australia.

There are over 1000 different wattles in Australia and over 1300 worldwide. The wattle has been regarded as our national flower since 1901; however it was not until 1988 that Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) officially became our national emblem.

Wattles have been used extensively by Aboriginal people and by European settlers for timber, firewood and food. The seeds of several different species are an important food resource for Aboriginal people, and more recently wattle seed products have been developed for the growing bushfood market. Wattle is the predominant habitat type across Central Australia.

Hill Walk

The walk will introduce you to a number of the native plants that grow in the rocky hill habitat of the region.

Many of these plants have evolved to tolerate drought. Some, known as ‘resurrection plants’ do so by dying back and regenerating from rootstock or tubers once rain falls again.

Please make sure you take water with you, have appropriate footwear for the rocky path and supervise children. There is a sign at the top of the hill outlining the importance of this site to the Arrernte people.

We ask visitors to keep to the path and respect this important cultural site.

This walk is self-guided, 40 minutes return.