Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve - NT

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -25.12005 135.514999
DMS: 25º 07' 12.18" S 135º 30' 54" E
UTM: 53 J 7221660mN 551918mE
Altitude: 177.02m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

107.5kms NorthEast of Finke (Aputula)
269.25kms North of Oodnadatta
384.67kms South of Ampilatwatja
395.39kms West of Birdsville

Address & Contact

Erldunda NT
Phone: 08 - 89518211
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Acacia peuce, or Waddywood is one of the most rare and striking trees of the Australian arid zone. It grows in this Reserve on a stony wind swept plain in one of the driest places in Australia. The average annual rainfall is only 150 mm and daily maximum temperatures average almost 40 degrees in January.
The Acacia peuce thrives, growing to heights of 17 metres and possibly living for 500 years.

Acacia peuce is only found in three places - near Boulia and Birdsville in Queensland, and 40 kilometres north of Old Andado Homestead, in the Mac Clark Conservation Reserve. Mac Clark was a former Andado pastoralist whose interest in the trees led to the declaration of this Reserve which bears his name. About 1,000 mature trees are protected within the Reserve.

From Alice Springs, the Reserve can be reached via Santa Teresa or from Kulgera on the Stuart Highway. Access is by 4WD only and roads may become impassable after heavy rain. Please keep vehicles outside the fenced off areas. It is possible to walk throughout the fenced areas and admire these rare desert giants. Do not interfere with the trees and be careful not to trample seedlings.

The Reserve is generally accessible all year round, however, the cooler months (April to September) are the most pleasant times to visit. Remember that you are driving through private landholder properties so please drive only on the established roads, leaving gates as you find them and slow down around areas where cattle are grazing.

Camping - Camping is permitted, however there are no facilities provided. Camping is available at Old
Andado Station.

Further information and fact sheet can be obtained from: http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/macclark.html or the NT Parks and Wildlife Office, Alice Springs.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Alice Springs Airport at 18/03:00am CST
Distance from Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve 220.73km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
11.0°C7.2°C62%4.0°C1020.9hPa0.0mmSSE13km/hr
7knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Arltunga
Distance from Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve 203.08km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.234.331.528.822.919.219.722.927.730.933.434.4
Mean Min. °C22.221.018.513.47.83.93.25.010.814.618.020.2
Mean Rain mm43.444.240.015.920.116.310.36.86.822.431.339.6

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