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.