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International Day of People with Disability - Tuesday 3 December 2019

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. Its aim is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities while celebrating their achievements and contributions. 

To celebrate IDPwD the National Parks and Wildlife Service has organised a series of community events to enable people with disabilities, their families as well as those that experience barriers to accessing nature and enjoying their health and wellbeing benefits. 

If you require further information on any of these events please call 8204 1910.

What's on

Wheely good bushwalk - Belair National Park

Date and time: 

Tuesday 3 December, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

About/information:    

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability by joining National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers on the Wheely good bushwalk. The rangers will guide you on a walk through Belair National Park using a number of carefully selected trails. 

The walk will use trails of varying standards with a mix of bitumen, compacted tracks with a few sections of loose gravel on top. There will be some ascent and assistance maybe required in places. We will cover a distance of approximately 6 km although there is option to only do half the walk and return to the starting point. 

At the end of the walk we will celebrate our achievements with a sausage sizzle and there will be opportunity to talk to the rangers. 

The walk is open to everyone and an Auslan interpreter will accompany the walk. 

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

What to bring:    

  • clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • minimum 1 litre of water 

Meeting point:

Main Oval, Belair National Park

Bookings:  

This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Guided ranger bus tour - Belair National Park

Date and time: 

Tuesday 3 December, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

About/information:    

To celebrate IDPwD the National Parks and Wildlife Service has organised a series of community events to enable people with disabilities, their families and friends. 

Join the rangers on a guided bus tour of Belair National Park and discover the wonderful sites of South Australia’s oldest national park. From the comfort of a mini bus we will tour areas of the park that are normally inaccessible to public vehicles. 

The bus tour is open to all.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

Meeting point: Main Oval, Belair National Park.

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential. 

Old Government House tours - Belair National Park

Date and time: 

Tuesday 3 December, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About/information:

To celebrate IDPwD the National Parks and Wildlife Service has organised a series of community events to enable people with disabilities, their families and friends. 

Come and meet the Friends of Old Government House and explore the house and gardens. The friends will share their wealth of knowledge and talk about the work they undertake in maintaining the house. 

The event is open to all although access to certain parts of the house may be limited to wheelchairs. 

The house is open between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. 

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

Meeting point: Old government House, Queens Jubilee Drive, Belair National Park.

Bookings: This event is FREE but golden coin donation is welcome and registration is essential. 

Guided ranger walk – Onkaparinga National Park

Date and time: 

Tuesday 3 December, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About/information:    

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability by joining National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers on a guided walk to Punchbowl Lookout. Along the way the rangers will share their wealth of knowledge and explain about some of the challenges in managing and conserving our parks. 

The walk follows a gently descending hard packed trail down to the Punchbowl lookout with spectacular views down to the gorge. The total distance is 2km and some assistance maybe required on the return. 

The walk is open to all. 

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

What to bring:    

  • Clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • minimum 1 litre of water 

Meeting point: Punchbowl Lookout car park, Piggott Range Road, Onkaparinga River National Park.

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Guided ranger walk – Para Wirra Conservation Park

Date and time: 

Tuesday 3 December, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm        

About/information:                                                                                                                                            

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability by joining National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers on a guided walk along the delightful Tree Creeper Loop at Para Wirra Conservation Park. The rangers will share their wealth of knowledge and explain about some of the challenges in managing and conserving our parks. 

The walk will cover a distance of 5 km on good tracks with some ascent requiring a moderate level of fitness. The walk is for people with vision impairment although anyone is welcome. 

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

What to bring:    

  • Clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • minimum 1 litre of water 

Meeting point: Para Wirra Central, Para Wirra Drive, Para Wirra Conservation Park

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

TrailRider demo day – Deep Creek Conservation Park

Date and time:  

Tuesday 3 December, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

About/information: 

The TrailRider wheelchair is designed for people with limited mobility to access trails not suitable for traditional wheelchairs. The TrailRider requires a minimum of two people to assist with its operation. We will have our friendly rangers available to assist and show you how the TrailRider operates during a 45 minute walk on The Forest Circuit.

If you can’t make it on the day don’t worry. There is a TrailRider you can borrow for free from the District Council of Yankalilla and we have developed a map of suggested routes in Deep Creek to use the TrailRider on.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban. 

Allow at least two hours travel from Adelaide CBD.

What to bring:                                                                                                                                                         

  • long-sleeved light cotton or similar shirt
  • warm, long-sleeve top for stops or if the weather is cool
  • sun hat
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • minimum 1 litre of water.

Meeting point: Stringybark campground, Tappanappa Road, Deep Creek Conservation Park

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Guided kayak tour - Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary

Date and time:

Tuesday 3 December, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 

About/information:

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability by joining National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers and Adventure Kayaking SA on a kayak adventure exploring the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. Here you find one of Adelaide's "secret spots", an area of incredible beauty. The sheltered mangrove creeks are home to a fascinating array of marine life, birds and the Port River Dolphins. 

This trip is conducted in stable, very comfortable two, person sit-on kayaks. 

Please note that this event may be cancelled in the event of poor weather. 

What to bring:

  • minimum 1 litre of water
  • loose fitting clothes appropriate for the weather
  • shoes or sandals that may get wet (bare feet or thongs are not suitable)
  • warm jumper and rainproof jacket just in case
  • sun screen
  • hat or cap
  • sunglasses
  • insect repellent.

Meeting point: Garden Island Boat Ramp, Garden Island Road, Gillman. 

Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.