Into the wild: SA’s National Parks

Top 5 National Parks in South Australia
Explore the outdoors and uncover 5 of SA's most beautiful conservation sites. 

Unlock the hidden treasures of our natural wonders by taking an adventure through one of the breathtaking National Parks in South Australia. From the Adelaide foothills to the Eyre Peninsula, discover the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity that make these conservation sites a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

In this guide, we’ll delve into the heart of nature and explore five of most captivating National Parks in South Australia, each offering a unique experience.

Top 5 National Parks in South Australia:

Belair National Park

Adelaide foothills

Minutes from the city and accessible by public transport, Belair National Park is the gift that keeps on giving. Enjoy guided bushwalks, spot wildlife, visit Old Government House, and have a picnic. Play tennis on park courts or take home native plants from the nursery.


Coffin Bay National Park

Eyre Peninsula

Coffin Bay National Park on the Eyre Peninsula offers pristine coastal beauty and abundant wildlife. For those who prefer to keep dry, there are plenty of accessible two-wheel and four-wheel drive tracks to explore, along with challenging surf breaks for experienced riders and excellent fishing spots.


Coorong National Park 

Coorong and Murray Mouth

Coorong National Park, a wetland wonderland, boasts a unique ecosystem teeming with diverse birdlife. Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature, whether opting for a day trip or an extended stay at one of the park’s campsites.


Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Lake Eyre

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park showcases the mesmerising transformation of Australia’s largest salt lake, drawing visitors with its ever-changing landscape and stunning salt flats. The prime time to explore this remote wilderness is between April and October, providing an escape from modern distractions with no mobile phone coverage; it’s just you and nature. 


Nilpena Ediacara National Park

Flinders Ranges

Nilpena Ediacara National Park in South Australia provides a unique window into ancient history, preserving the fossilised remains of Earth’s earliest complex life forms, dating back over half a billion years. Opening to the public for the first time in April this year, park visitors are in for a world-class fossil adventure, complete with guided tours offering up-close encounters with the fossil beds. 


parks.sa.gov.au

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