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50 of the top National Park experiences to get you through summer

16 Nov. 2022 2 min read

Looking for the ultimate bucket list to get your nature fix? Then look no further than this epic list of 50 things to do in parks this summer.

Get excited, because you can be part of the celebration of 50 years of National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Take your pick from experiencing beachside campsite, kayaking a ships graveyard, rock climbing in spectacular locations, meeting local wildlife or just discovering the wildflowers in bloom, the 50 experiences will have something for everyone.

Love marine life? Then make sure to check out #16 for the best marine parks to snorkel in or #24 to see a sea dragon dance. Camping more your speed? Try #10 for a guide to new and upgraded campsites, or #27 for the top spots to camp in South Australia’s National Parks.

For more ideas, look out for temporary pavement posters that have been rolled out in some of our most popular parks to share 50 of South Australia’s most epic experiences. You’ll also have the opportunity to win an ultimate National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) pass worth up to $2000.

The prize includes a stay in the new Kangaroo Island accommodation, a park pass, family passes to all commercial sites and an outdoor equipment voucher.

50 of the top National Park experiences to get you through summer

Enacted in 1972, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 has been critical to the conservation and protection of native wildlife and the environment in South Australia.

South Australia’s first national park – Belair National Park – was proclaimed in 1891and the current Act became law almost eight decades later.

From the conservation of native animals and plants, to the establishment of sanctuaries and the co-management of parks, the Act has remained steadfast despite significant change across the past 50 years.

Be in with the chance to win by posting a photo to social media accompanied by the hashtag #NPWS50years

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Looking for more great experiences and want to bring your dog? Read our blog about which SA parks allow dogs.


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