A favourite for generations, Belair National Park will be celebrated in April as National Parks and Wildlife Service’s (NPWS) Park of the Month.
Established in 1891, Belair is South Australia’s oldest national park and is the second oldest national park in Australia.
The park has played an important role in helping many generations of South Australians connect with nature just 11km from the city.
While the park is well known for its picnic shelters, tennis courts and ovals, it also remains one of the few relatively undisturbed areas of native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills region, making it an important refuge for many native plants and animals.
NPWS Senior Ranger Brent Lores has helped look after Belair National Park for the past 5 years.
“Here in Adelaide we are so lucky to have a place like Belair National Park so close to the city,” he said.
“Whether you come for a family picnic or go for a bushwalk, there is so much to do.
“In the park whether you’re on a bushwalk or a bike ride you can also see many woodland birds, koalas, kangaroos and emus.
“In April, we are excited to showcase this wonderful park as our Park of the Month with a big program of events, many of which are free to enjoy. We’d love you to come visit and join in the fun.”
Activities and events planned for Park of the Month include:
- Walking SA 2023 Hiking Expo on Sunday 2 April
- 5% discount at the State Flora Nursery when you mention Park of the Month in April
- Old Government House tours with Devonshire Tea
- Guided bushwalks with the Friends of Belair National Park
- Learn how to hike with Walking SA
- Autumn Diaries nature journaling
- Forest bathing with Big Heart Adventures
- Guided accessibility walk
- Family cultural and nature walk with Uncle Tamaru and Nature Play SA
- Come and try Disc Golf
- Capture your nature story
For more information about these and other events and to book a place at an event visit: www.parks.sa.gov.au/park-of-the-month