Belair National Park

Set within beautiful natural bushland and featuring numerous picnic areas, tennis courts and an array of walking trails, Belair National Park is an ideal place to get active outdoors.

The park was the first to be dedicated in South Australia and is home to some of the Adelaide Hills significant heritage attractions, including Old Government House and the State Flora Nursery.

Approximately 250,000 visitors enjoy Belair each year. The park sits within the Mount Lofty Ranges which is regarded as one of Australia's 15 biodiversity hotspots, and remains one of the few relatively undisturbed areas of native vegetation in the region, making it an important refuge for native animals.

The park has recently been upgraded with significant improvements to the park's picnic and visitor facilities.

You can walk your dog in this park providing it remains under your control on a lead.

Please take your rubbish with you.

Take the virtual tour of Belair National Park, courtesy of Georama.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


Belair National Park is located 13km south east of Adelaide. Access is via Upper Sturt Road, Belair.

Public transport to this park from Adelaide CBD is available.

Opening times

8am to sunset all year round, except Christmas Day where the park is closed.

Please be aware that as of 1 November 2013, the pedestrian crossing from Gate 6, Sheoak Road, over the Railway into Belair National Park has been closed. This is due to the crossing failing to comply with current Australian Standards and the closure has been put in place by the land owners, the Australian Rail Track Corporation. DEWNR is working with ARTC and are hopeful that a safe alternative entry point can be found close by. For further information please contact us on 8130 9051.

The park information office is open from 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4.30pm on weekends and public holidays.

Old Government House buildings are open from 1pm-4pm on Sunday and public holidays only.

The State Flora Nursery in Belair National Park is open from 9am-5pm on weekdays and 10am-5pm on weekends and public holidays. The nursery is closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Gas fires are permitted in designated areas only other than on days of total fire ban.

Designated fixed gas barbeques may be used on days of total fire ban other than when the park has been formally closed.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8278 5477

For an after hours emergency contact the District Duty Officer on 0427 556 676.

Important information

This park may be closed on days of declared total fire ban for the Mount Lofty Ranges. 

Brochures and maps

Flora species

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