What to explore in 2024
In South Australia, we’re certainly blessed with an amazing natural environment.
In 2024, why not make it your New Year’s resolution to explore the natural wonders that can be found in our own backyard.
There’s just so much to see and experience so, to help get you started, we’ve come up with 24 things to explore in 2024.
To whet your appetite, here’s a snapshot of what’s available:
- Explore … a story that pre-dates the dinosaurs
Have you visited South Australia's newest national park? Explore the story of the Ediacaran fossils in South Australia's remote Outback. You can see the fossils come to life in a way you could never have imagined.
- Explore … high-adrenaline mountain bike trails
The 38km Epic Mountain Bike Trail weaves through Mount Remarkable National Park in the Southern Flinders Ranges and includes a total of 1500m of climbing elevation and a near continuous 6km descent.
- Explore …contemporary art in the tranquillity of the garden
The world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artist, Dale Chihuly, has chosen the Adelaide Botanic Garden for his first major outdoor exhibition in Australia and the wider southern hemisphere.
- Explore … the mighty River Murray
The mighty River Murray swelled to levels not seen for more than 65 years in 2022-23. The rare flooding event has boosted precious ecosystems and provided benefits for animals, plants and fish from the border to the Murray Mouth.
- Explore … heritage below the water
About 800 vessels are known to have been wrecked along South Australia’s coast and inland waters. Grab your snorkel and get up close to the 70 vessels that ended their days in 19 identified ships’ graveyards.
- Explore … a nature wonderland for kids
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is one of the biggest nature play spaces in South Australia. It features 3 slides, seesaw, spinner, fossil dig area, Kaurna carvings and sculptures.
You can check out the full list of 24 in our Good Living blog.