Park of the Month: Barossa Valley parks

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.

August - Barossa Valley Parks

Join us in August for activities in:

Health and Wellbeing

Forest Bathing and nature therapy with Escapegoat Adventures
Saturday 28 August, 10:30am– 1:00pm

Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: Escapegoat Adventures
Cost: $20 per person. Please note vehicle entry fee also applies to enter Para Wirra Conservation Park.
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History

Bowden’s Cottage
Every Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm and Sunday 15 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: Barossa Goldfields Historical Society
Entry is with a small donation to the Barossa Goldfields Historical Society
Bookings not required
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Hobbies and special interests

Introduction to bird watching
Saturday 21 August, 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sandy Creek Conservation Park
Host: Phil Barron, Barron Environmental
This event is FREE. Bookings required.
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Introduction to Hiking with Walking SA
Sunday 22 August, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Hale Conservation Park
Host: Walking SA
Cost is $10 per person. Bookings required.
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Smartphone Photography- Landscapes and Wildflowers
Sunday 29 August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: Darren Williams – Photographing Para Wirra Conservation Park
This event is FREE, however vehicle entry fees apply to enter park. Bookings required.
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Kids activities

Kids activities at Wirra Campground
Saturday 14, 21 & 28 August, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: NPWS Volunteer Rangers
This event is FREE, however vehicle entry fees apply to enter park. Bookings required.
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Ranger Guided Walks

Ranger-guided Devils Nose Lookout Sunset walk
Thursday 12 August, 3:45pm – 6:45pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: NPWS Park Rangers
This event is FREE, however vehicle entry fees apply to enter park. Bookings required.
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Ranger-guided Accessibility walk around the Lake
Wednesday 18 August, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: NPWS Park Rangers and Volunteer Rangers
This event is FREE, however vehicle entry fees apply to enter park. Bookings required.
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Ranger-guided night walk around the Lake
Thursday 19 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: NPWS Park Rangers and Volunteer Rangers
This event is FREE, however vehicle entry fees apply to enter park. Bookings required.
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Ranger-guided hike of the Mount Crawford and Warren Reservoir Grand Loop
Saturday 28 August, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mount Crawford Forest, Warren Reservoir & Warren Conservation Park
Host: Rangers from NPWS, Forestry SA and SA Reservoirs
This event is FREE. Bookings required.
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Volunteering in parks

Wack a Weed in Para Wirra Conservation Park
Sunday 21 August, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Host: Friends of Para Wirra
This event is FREE. Bookings required.
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Insider tips

What's coming up in 2021

Events and activities for each month are not released until close to the month, check back on the website or on the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Facebook page to keep in the loop.

  • September - Parks of the Glenthorne Precinct
  • October - Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
  • November - Parks of the Limestone Coast
  • December - Parks of Eastern 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.