Park of the month - July 2017

Date posted: 09 June 2017

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun and free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Belair National Park throughout the month of July. Whether you are a regular to this park or want to visit of the first time, come along – there is something for everyone and it's free entry for all event attendees!

What's on

Belair visitor photos and national park exhibition

Date: Sunday 9 July
Time: Between 10 am and 2 pm
Where: Old Government House Gardens

Step back in time at the Old Government House gardens and discover what South Australians have shared as their best memories of Belair National Park. Take a tour of Old Government House or just stroll through the gardens to enjoy an exhibition of historical photographs and some quirky national park memorabilia. No bookings are required and entry is free on the day.

Belair culture and history

Date: Sunday 9 July
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Old Government House and State Flora, Belair National Park

Learn about the rich history of this park, join a Kaurna guided walk or step back in time at Old Government House and discover an exhibition of historical photographs and quirky memorabilia of time spent in the park.

After lunch join Elijah Bravington, an Arabunna man, as he combines the knowledge of old wisdoms as well as contemporary learnings to talk to you about the uses and preparations of bush medicine and food.

Friends of Belair National Park working bees

Dates: Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25 July 
            Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 July
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Where: TBC

Join Friends Belair for the morning and help them with their work on weed eradication and planting while enjoying Adelaide’s most iconic park.

Friends of Belair National Park walking tour

Dates: 2, 25, 30 July
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Meet at 1:45pm at the car park next to to the Belair National Park office

What to bring:

  • water
  • sun cream
  • long trousers and long sleeved top recommended
  • hat/cap
  • appropriate footwear

Guided bus tour of Belair

Date: Sunday 16 July
Time: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Where: Belair National Park volunteer centre, Long Gully

From the comfort of a mini bus, tour areas of the park that are normally inaccessible to public vehicles. Take in the spectacular city views from Queens Jubilee Drive and sights that you cannot see when exploring the park by car. 

Friends of Belair Devonshire tea and hot soup

Date: Sunday 16 July
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Belair National Park volunteer centre, Long Gully

Sit back, relax and enjoy a lovely Devonshire tea or warm up with a delicious bowl of hot soup thanks to the dedicated volunteers from Friends of Belair National Park. All proceeds go to supporting the wonderful work the group does on park such as; twice weekly working bees, monthly guided walks and their tireless efforts to conserve and protect the natural and historic values of the park.

Disc golf

Date: Sunday 16 July
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Belair National Park, Long Gully

Looking for something fun to do outside for free? Can you throw a frisbee? Then come and try disc golf for free at Belair National Park thanks to SA Disc Golf.

Disc golf is for everybody so bring the family to come and have a throw!

Fungi foray

Date: Sunday 16 July
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Belair National Park volunteer centre, Long Gully

Have you ever wandered through the park and wondered about all those toadstools, mushrooms, and weird looking fungi with intriguing names such as earth-stars, puffballs and bracket fungi?

Join State Herbarium of SA Honorary Research Associate Pam Catcheside and the Belair rangers for a fungi foray into the deep heart of the park. 

Nature Play SA's cubby town

Date: Thursday 20 & Friday 21 July
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Belair National Park adventure playground and surrounds

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA are teaming up again to bring you our hugely popular cubby building event at the Adventure Playground in Belair National Park! 

Join us for seasonal play featuring truckloads of sticks and other cubby-making materials, wattle and eucalypt crown making, bell tents for reading and loose parts play, plus as much free play as the kids can handle in the Adventure Playground and wild surrounds.