Christmas opening hours

Date posted: 15 December 2017

A number of national parks and other sites managed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources have amended opening hours over the Christmas period.

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened hours of 9am to 7pm on public holidays.

Adelaide Gaol: Closed Christmas Day.

Cleland Wildlife Park: Closed Christmas Day.

DEWNR Natural Resources Centre (81-95 Waymouth St, Adelaide): Closed from 3pm on 22 December, reopening on 2 January.

Kelly Hill Caves: Closed Christmas Day.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened hours of 10am to 6pm on public holidays. Closed on days of severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger.

Mount Lofty Summit: Closed Christmas Day, but the site is open to pedestrians. Open 10am to 6pm on New Year’s Day. Visit www.mtloftysummit.com for opening hours for the Mount Lofty Summit Restaurant.

Naracoorte Caves and Tantanoola Caves: Closed Christmas Day.

Seal Bay: Closed Christmas Day.

State Flora Nurseries: Belair: Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and on days of catastrophic fire danger. Murray Bridge: Closed from 25 December, reopening on 2 January.

Wittunga Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened opening hours of 10am to 6pm on public holidays.

Key national parks and reserves:

  • Anstey Hill Recreation Park: Gates closed Christmas Day, but open to walkers.
  • Belair National Park: Park gates closed on Christmas Day, but open to walkers.
  • Cape Willoughby Conservation Park: Visitor centre closed Christmas Day.
  • Cobbler Creek Recreation Park: Gates closed Christmas Day, but open to walkers.
  • Flinders Chase National Park: Main park visitor centre and Cape Borda Light Station visitor centre both closed Christmas Day. The park is open on Christmas Day, and self-registration facilities are available near the visitor centre.
  • Innes National Park: Visitor centre closed on Christmas Day.
  • Martindale Hall Conservation Park: Martindale Hall closed Christmas Day.
  • Morialta Conservation Park: Gates closed Christmas Day, but open to walkers.
  • Para Wirra Recreation Park: Gates closed Christmas Day, but open to walkers.

Please note that parks and reserves are closed on days of catastrophic fire danger, and may be closed at other times if weather conditions present a risk to the public.

See our park alerts page and follow @SADEWNR on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Visit South Australia Country Fire Service for fire rating information.