South Australia's national parks are a treasure trove of heritage sites that connect visitors to the trials, challenges and stories of the past. There are a great variety of places of historic significance within the parks system. They range from residences to lighthouses, whaling sites, graves, a fort and a kiosk.

To gain an insight into Aboriginal culture, take a tour with a local Aboriginal guide. Hear Dreaming stories and visit cave paintings, rock engravings, middens or other significant sites.

The successes and failures of previous generations of European settlement are imprinted in the landscape in the form of ruins, artefacts, dwellings, stock yards and lighthouses. Don't forget to visit the heritage-listed Martindale Hall which offers a fascinating insight into South Australia's wealth during the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Visit these relics of the past or relive earlier times by enjoying heritage-style accommodation:

Find out more about our built and maritime heritage or see a list of Heritage Places in South Australia's national parks.