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.