How you can still enjoy South Australia’s national parks while social distancing

Looking for ways to keep your physical and mental health in check? Pay a visit to your local park.

With gyms, wellness centres and pilates and yoga studios now closed to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus pandemic), it can be hard to think of ways to keep yourself physically and mentally well.

It’s no secret that spending time in nature can be beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

In South Australia, we are blessed with many parks and open spaces within easy reach. If you are not required to self-isolate you can step out to take a break in a park or garden near your home. Remember to follow social distancing guidelines – that means keeping a safe distance from others – and practice good hygiene.

Stick to parks near you, stay up-to-date with government guidelines about social distancing and movement restrictions, and use common sense about who you visit with.

In the interests of public health and safety, all campgrounds in SA parks have been closed from Friday 27 March, along with DEW-managed bookable accommodation.

To stay informed visit the SA Health website and to find your local park visit the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia, Botanic Garden or South Australian Trails websites.

Need some inspiration for what to do when you get there? Check out our stories on 4 ways to relax in national parks, how forest bathing can bring you closer to nature or try one of these 5 great walks in Adelaide that aren’t the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Trail.

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