Karte Conservation Park Hike

30 min to 45 min

1.7 km

↑ 40 m
↓ -40 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Karte Campground off Colwill Road, Karte, this walk takes you on a circuit in Karte Con­ser­va­tion Park, exploring the northeastern parts of the reserve. Karte Con­ser­va­tion Park protects a vast expanse of wilderness comprising of thick mallee scrub cov­er­ing tall sand dunes that rise up to 40 metres, with agricultural plains surrounding the park. Dur­ing the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, much of the sur­round­ing land was cleared, except for areas that were unsuit­able for agriculture. This short but challenging walk winds through the park, offering spec­tac­u­lar views over the surrounding area, with interpretive signs along the trail detailing the importance of the park's remaining vegetation, which provides a habitat for over 40 bird species, including the endangered malleefowl. Along the way, walkers may encounter some of the park's residents, such as western grey kangaroos, echidnas or fat-tailed dunnarts. The walk begins from the Karte Campground, which is suitable for tents, car­a­vans, camper vans and camper trailers and has toi­lets, pic­nic tables and fire pits. This loop consists of narrow walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces and short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.0905176,140.7369249)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Dukes Highway, Tailem Bend.
  • Turn on to Mallee Highway then drive for 98 km
  • Turn left onto Enterprise Road and drive for another 430 m
  • Turn left onto Chandos Terrace and drive for another 20.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Moreland Road and drive for another 8 km
  • Turn left onto Moreland Road and drive for another 12.8 km
  • Turn right onto Karte Road and drive for another 5.1 km
Track Notes
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Find the Karte at the start.
After another 1.7 km come to the end.
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Karte Conservation Park Hike

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.7 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 15 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
15 mKarte
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