Get back to nature in festival season

Parks Week gives you the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries in the great outdoors.

If all the late nights of Fringe and Festival shows have left you a bit tired, we have just the solution.

Parks Week is an annual reminder of the importance of parks and open space to our physical and mental health.

South Australia has more than 300 national parks covering nearly a fifth of the state, and there are 19 marine parks protecting our coast and ocean habitats, so there are hundreds of ways for you to relax by getting back to nature.

Parks Week 2016 runs from 5-13 March and has a range of great activities, like guided bush walks, junior ranger challenges and an outdoor pilates session in Mount Remarkable National Park.

There is even a great half-price camping deal for stays during the month of August in selected parks if you book online during Parks Week.

Events wrap up on Sunday (13 March) with free vehicle entry to all parks across the state.

The only exceptions to the free-entry offer are Cleland Wildlife Park, Naracoorte Caves and Tantanoola Caves in the South East, and Seal Bay and Kelly Hill Caves on Kangaroo Island.

March also signals the beginning of celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of Belair National Park, South Australia’s oldest national park and certainly one of our best-loved green spaces.

So what are you waiting for? Pack a picnic, grab some friends or family and enjoy your favourite park.

For a full list of Parks Week activities and more information on half-price camping in August, visit the website.

Header image courtesy of Jason Tyndall, Nature Play SA.

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