Established in 1891, the Belair National Park was South Australia's first national park and the second in Australia, after Royal National Park near Sydney (1879). It is also recognised as the world's 10th oldest national park.
Belair National Park signifies South Australia's commitment to preserving natural areas for both conservation and recreation. 'National Park', as it was originally known, was created on land originally set aside in the 1840s as the Government Farm and includes the first Governor's summer residence, built in 1859.
The Belair National Park state heritage area is an 835ha reserve and is located in the Adelaide Hills, 13km from the Adelaide city centre.