Ngarkat Conservation Park

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Ngarkat Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Pinnaroo
Coordinates 35°43′S 140°36′E / 35.717°S 140.600°E / -35.717; 140.600
Area 2044.45 km²
Established 1979
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Official site [1]

Ngarkat Conservation Park is in South Australia's south-eastern corner. It consists of Mallee vegetation on an area that was once a seabed. The reserve includes part of the Wyperfeld, Big Desert and Ngarkat Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of Malleefowl and other species of mallee birds.[1]

Looking north near Tym's Lookout, showing the effects of a past bushfire
Vegetation near Tym's Lookout, in an area that had experienced a bushfire.


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wyperfeld, Big Desert and Ngarkat. Downloaded from on 2011-12-06.