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Enjoy a dose of fresh Eyre this April

South Australia’s lower Eyre Peninsula is home to spectacular parks, including Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park, making it the perfect district to visit and explore this month.

Enjoy a dose of fresh Eyre this April

Known for their abundant wildlife, beautiful native vegetation and for being favourite destinations for camping, bushwalking and water-based activities, the parks of the lower Eyre Peninsula are being celebrated as National Parks and Wildlife Service’s (NPWS) April Park of the Month.

NPWS will host events for both Park of the Month and the annual 10-day SALT art festival, which is being held across the region between April 19-28, including a spectacular Great Southern Reef virtual reality ‘diving’ experience.

NPWS Eyre Peninsula Senior Ranger Lana Roediger said she was looking forward to showcasing the area’s parks to people from all over the state.

“We are really excited about the program of events we have put together,” Dr Roediger said.

“Our events will give the public a great opportunity to experience the southern Eyre Peninsula’s national parks and marine parks in new and unique ways.

“April is a wonderful time of the year to visit Eyre Peninsula - the weather is perfect for exploring the walking trails and beaches, but still warm enough to go for a swim.”

Park of the Month activities in April include:

  • Kayaking in the Yangie Bay Sanctuary Zone, Thorny Passage Marine Park and Coffin Bay National Park.
  • Beach discovery walk and marine debris clean up in Lincoln National Park
  • Ranger-guided bird watching walk in Lincoln National Park.
  • A 2-day Coastal Connections event, including snorkeling, kayaking, rock pool ramble, beach exploration walk and First Nations cultural experiences.
  • Film screening of ‘Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker’, which is a documentary taking viewers on an intimate journey inside a colony of Australian sea lions.
  • Guided snorkeling tours at Port Neill and Mount Dutton Bay Jetty, as well as an accessible snorkeling tour at Port Lincoln.
  • Science in the Pub night with special guest speakers at Beer Garden Brewing in Port Lincoln.
  • Rockpool search and photography at Crinoline Point, Thorny Passage Marine Park.
  • Tree planting day and BBQ with the Friends of Southern Eyre Peninsula Parks.

For more information about these and other events, and to book tickets, visit: http://www.parks.sa.gov.au/park-of-the-month