Looking for outdoor activities for the kids these school holidays? You’re in for a treat!
Upgraded infrastructure at a number of South Australian national parks has opened just in time for the holidays making it the ideal time to get out and explore nature.
Director Regional Operations with the Department for Environment and Water Stuart Paul said the new infrastructure in parks on the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula and metropolitan Adelaide are part of a statewide investment to encourage more nature-based tourism in South Australia.
“Work is now complete on the upgrades to the day-visitor area at Golden Island lookout in Coffin Bay National Park on the Eyre Peninsula,” Stuart said.
“This is in addition to other recent visitor facility upgrades in the region, namely at Fisherman Point Campground in Lincoln National Park where work was finished at the end of March to redesign the campground, including creating allocated campsites, and include new facilities like toilets.
“At Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula, car park upgrades at Shell Beach’s day-visitor area are now complete as are works at the new Gulawulgawi Ngunda Nhagu – Cape Spencer lookout.
“While they won’t be ready for the start of the school holidays, upgrades to the day-visitor area and campground at Stenhouse Bay are also due to be finished in the coming weeks.
“Visitors should also be aware that Browns Beach Campground in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park will be closed permanently from 1 July due to the site being consumed under a mobile sand dune.”
In metropolitan Adelaide, work is complete at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park on the reconfigured carpark, installation of picnic tables, refurbishment of a picnic shelter, new accessible path and new trailhead signage.
Further infrastructure works will be happening on the Morialta Conservation Park carpark after the school holidays, however the popular nature playground will remain open.
Stuart said winter shouldn’t mean putting a lid on your sense of adventure and with the fantastic new infrastructure in place across South Australian parks, it’s a great time to explore the outdoors.
“This wintery weather isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean we have to sit indoors,” Stuart said.
“A lot of our national parks are even more enjoyable when the temperatures dip so grab your parka, whack on a beanie and get out and explore them.
“With all of our parks, remember to check out the latest information on the national parks website before you head off, including details about fees, safety, fire information and facilities.”
For more information visit www.parks.sa.gov.au