Park of the Month: Lower Eyre Peninsula Parks

Park of the Month: Lower Eyre Peninsula Parks

You’re invit­ed to join us in cel­e­brat­ing Park of the Month in the fol­low­ing Low­er Eyre Penin­su­la parks this September: 

Join us each month as we show­case our amaz­ing nation­al parks with our Park of the Month program.

Park of the Month is a great way to gain a deep­er under­stand­ing of our spe­cial nat­ur­al places and to find new ways to enjoy them.

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What’s on this September

Kayak­ing Day at Yang­ie Bay

Sun­day 11 Sep­tem­ber
Cost: Free
Join rangers on a guid­ed kayak tour of Lit­tle Yang­ie Bay in Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park. Enjoy a leisure­ly kayak through the Yang­ie Bay Sanc­tu­ary Zone, learn­ing about all the crit­ters big and small that call it home.

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Poly­gala pull & Stro­ma­to­lite Talk

Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber
Cost: Free
Join the ranger and assist in con­ser­va­tion efforts to help stop the spread of the nox­ious weed poly­gala from the bound­ary of the Lin­coln Nation­al Park. Fol­low­ing a one hour work­ing bee explore and learn about the fas­ci­nat­ing stro­ma­to­lites of Sleaford Mere.

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Mind­ful­ness in the Mallee Walk


Sun­day 25 Sep­tem­ber
Cost: Free
Enjoy a Sun­day of well­ness, learn­ing and nature immer­sion with a mind­ful nature walk among the mallee wood­lands of Stam­ford Hill area in Lin­coln Nation­al Park. Our host, Sarah from Sarah Hayes Yoga will guide you through mind­ful­ness exercises. 

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What’s on this October

Join us in cel­e­brat­ing Park of the Month this Octo­ber in our Flinders Ranges parks: 


Appealin­na — A Bat­tle of Wills Her­itage Walk

Sat­ur­day 1 Octo­ber to Mon­day 3 Octo­ber
Cost: Free

Join his­to­ri­ans from the Friends of Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park to learn about the sto­ry of Appealin­na Ruins in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

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Hills Home­stead Open House and BBQ

Sat­ur­day 1 Octo­ber to Mon­day 3 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (cost applies for BBQ)

Join mem­bers from the Friends of Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park to see inside the his­toric Hills Home­stead and grab a bite to eat in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

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Bounce­back — Ranger-guid­ed night wildlife walk

Sat­ur­day 1 Octo­ber and Mon­day 10 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join rangers for a night walk along Wilpe­na Creek to look for wildlife such as west­ern quolls and yel­low-foot rock-wallabies.

Find out more and book Sat­ur­day 1 October

Find out more and book Mon­day 10 October


Fam­i­ly Fun — Con­nect­ing to art and nature in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park

Sun­day 2 Octo­ber and Fri­day 7 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join the Rangers for some fam­i­ly fun, and cre­ate a deep­er con­nec­tion to Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park 

Find out more and book Sun­day 2 October

Find out more and book Fri­day 7 October


Fam­i­ly Fun — Con­nect­ing to art and nature in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park

Thurs­day 6 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join the Rangers for some fam­i­ly fun, and cre­ate a deep­er con­nec­tion to Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park 

Find out more and book Tues­day 4 October

Find out more and book Thurs­day 7 October


Ranger guid­ed Abo­rig­i­nal Cul­tur­al Walk of Per­awurtina Cul­tur­al Site

Tues­day 4 Octo­ber and Tues­day 11 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join Park Ranger Arthur Coulthard for a guid­ed walk to see and learn about Adnya­math­anha rock engrav­ings in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

Find out more and book Tues­day 4 October

Find out more and book Tues­day 11 October


Brachi­na Gorge Geo­log­i­cal Trail — Ranger-guid­ed tag-a-long dri­ving tour

Wednes­day 5 Octo­ber and Wednes­day 12 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

See fos­sils of the first ani­mal life on earth, and trav­el through hun­dreds of mil­lions of years of evo­lu­tion in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

Find out more and book Wednes­day 5 October

Find out more and book Wednes­day 12 October


Nature Jour­nal­ing with the Rangers

Wednes­day 5 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join the Rangers for some qui­et reflec­tion time to lis­ten’ to coun­try and learn how to draw dif­fer­ent aspects of Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

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Draw­ing Cazneaux’s Tree with artist Gilbert Dashorst

Thurs­day 6 Octo­ber and Fri­day 7 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Expe­ri­ence the joy of draw­ing one of Aus­trali­a’s most icon­ic trees in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park. You’ll receive tips, skills and tech­niques to help you cre­ate your own artwork.

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Boomerang paint­ing with the Rangers in Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park

Thurs­day 13 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Join the Rangers and paint your own boomerang.

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Draw­ing riv­er red gums with artist Gilbert Dashorst

Sat­ur­day 8 Octo­ber and Sun­day 9 Octo­ber
Cost: Free (vehi­cle entry fee applies)

Take the time to real­ly appre­ci­ate the nat­ur­al beau­ty of riv­er red gums in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park with a draw­ing work­shop with renowned South Aus­tralian artist, Gilbert Dashorst.

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Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander art exhi­bi­tion at Wilpe­na Woolshed

Mon­day 10 Octo­ber to Sun­day 16 Octo­ber, 8:30am – 4pm dai­ly
Cost: Free

Spend some time wan­der­ing around inside the Wilpe­na Wool­shed, Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park, admir­ing art­works from sev­er­al artists from the local area and across the region. All art­works will be avail­able for pur­chase, and artists will be there to chat about each piece in person.

Intro­duc­tion to hik­ing skills and guid­ed hike of Alli­ga­tor Gorge

Sat­ur­day 15 Octo­ber
Cost: $20 (plus vehi­cle entry fee)

This 3‑hour ses­sion in Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park will include a 2 hour hike in the park plus some time to relax in the bush.

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What’s com­ing for Park of the Month

Events and activ­i­ties for each month are not released until close to the month. To keep up-to-date, sub­scribe to our mail­ing list, fol­low us on Face­book or check back here.

  • Octo­ber – Parks of the Flinders Ranges
  • Novem­ber – Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park — Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara
  • Decem­ber – Parks of West­ern Kan­ga­roo Island

Host an event

We encour­age com­mu­ni­ty groups, schools, local busi­ness and tour oper­a­tors to host engag­ing, fun and fam­i­ly-friend­ly events in parks as part of Park of the Month. Find out how you can host an event.