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You’re invited to South Australia’s national parks

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, September 08, 2016

There’s no better place to welcome spring than South Australia’s national parks.

Come join a series of free events to meet koalas and baby animals, catch water bugs, learn to identify bird calls, take guided tours with park rangers, and explore hidden treasures in some of SA’s best-known parks.


Belair National Park 125th Anniversary Open Day, Sunday 11 September, 10 am – 3 pm

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of SA’s oldest national park at this special event full of family activities and guided tours. Catch water bugs and learn to identify bird calls, build a cubby with Nature Play SA, learn about fire safety, try tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, frisbee golf, and much more.


Deep Creek Family Fun Day, Sunday 18 September, 10 am – 2 pm

Spend the day in Deep Creek Conservation Park and take part in activities including learning about insects with Water Watch, meeting koalas and baby animals, browsing local markets and food stalls, seeing a fire truck in action, and finding out how to get involved with Friends of Deep Creek and Friends of the Heysen Trail.


Para Wirra Family Fun Day, Sunday 18 September, 10 am – 3 pm

Enjoy a day of play in the wild at Para Wirra Conservation Park. Join the rangers for guided tours, meet the animals and giant echidna, enjoy local food and live music, and much more.


Cobbler Creek BioBlitz, Saturday 8 October, 9 am to 9 pm

Come during the day to experience wildlife displays, search for wildflowers and learn how to observe and record native wildlife. Stay on into the night for a rare opportunity to discover nocturnal animals, including bats. Register to help search, or drop by to meet some wildlife and watch the action. This event is sponsored by Flinders University and the Government of South Australia.


These events aim to increase visitation to our national parks and raise awareness of their benefits to health and well-being, as well as the protection and conservation of native plants and animals.


Authorised by John Schutz
Acting Chief Executive
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources


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