Mt Zeil Wilderness Park was developed from an idea to share the extraordinary beauty of Central Australia and to provide easier access to the Northern Territory’s tallest peak. The Connellan Family have lived and worked on the land at the base of the West MacDonnell Ranges for more than 70 years across 4 generations. Our strong connection and respect for the land is what makes us want to share this environment so that others can appreciate its magnificence.
The Wilderness Park is located at the base of Mt Zeil, the highest peak west of the Great Dividing Range. It is 5000-hectares of arid and mountain landscapes, surrounded by cattle stations, the M’Bunghara Aboriginal Outstation and the West MacDonnell National Park. The Wilderness Park hosts an eco-tourism venture, which includes individual bush-camp sites, a small biodynamic farm and a convenience store.
Over the last 70 years, we have developed a strong connection and relationship with the local M’Bunghara people. This new venture has provided some local employment opportunities, assists the M’Bunghara community school in a range of extracurricular activities and strongly encourages and supports the local Aboriginal artists.