Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Park of the Month: Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

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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January – Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park and Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park

You’re invited to join us in celebrating Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park and Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park in January for Park of the Month.

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Aboriginal Culture

Interactive Narungga Art Workshop with artist Jay Milera

When: Thursday 13 January, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

What: Join well known Narungga and Kaurna artist Jay Milera in this interactive Cultural Art Workshop. The workshop will be around the Buthera’s Rock Dreaming Story and you'll get the opportunity to share in the Narungga people’s connection to Buthera and Muditju the bat and their connection to surrounding land and sea around Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.

Where: Stenhouse Bay Hall, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Cost: FREE, bookings required

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Health and wellbeing

Functional Movement and Breathing beach session

When: Saturday 8 January, 8:30 am to 9:30 am

What: Start the new year right – train within the beautiful surroundings of nature in DG-INP as you learn to increase your ocean fitness through a functional exercise class where you learn the tools to increase your lung capacity, relax your mind and increase your physical strength, endurance and flexibility. This all in one ocean fitness class is for anyone at any level. Run by Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist & Bowen Therapist, Lucy Johnston

Where: Meet at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park Visitor Centre

Cost: FREE, bookings required

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Nature and Wildlife

Snorkel Chinamans Hat Sanctuary Zone

When: Saturday 8 January (multiple sessions available)

What: Join Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries for a guided snorkel at Chinamans Hat Sanctuary within Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park. Look for blue devil fish, dolphins, eagle rays, southern rock lobsters, reef fish, and tiny nudibranchs (colourful sea slugs).

Where: Chinamans Hat Beach, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Cost: Adults: $59, Child/Concession: $39, Family of 4: $179

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Pondalowie Bay Reef Ramble

When: Sunday 2 January, 9:15 am to 11:15 am

What: Discover the amazing marine life of the intertidal zone within the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park. Join our rangers for an informative talk and learn more about the Great Southern Reef, an area more diverse and unique then the Great Barrier Reef, and the importance of marine parks in protecting this area. Then travel to Pondalowie Bay to explore the vast array of marine flora and fauna that call this important ecosystem home.

Where: Pondalowie Bay (Meet at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park Visitor Centre)

Cost: FREE, bookings required

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Wallabies after dark – Ranger-guided night walk

When: Thursday 6 January and Wednesday 26 January, 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

What: Come and see the once locally extinct tammar wallaby on a ranger-guided night walk through the historic Inneston Township. These shy and nocturnal marsupials have quite an interesting story!

Where: Historic Inneston Township, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Cost: FREE, bookings required

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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.

  • February – Parks of Onkaparinga
  • March – Coorong National Park
  • April – Parks of Central Mount Lofty Ranges
  • May – Parks of Northern Mount Lofty Ranges
  • June – Parks of Glenthorne National Park Precinct
  • July – Marine Parks of South Australia
  • August – Mallee Parks of the Riverland
  • September – Parks of Lower Eyre Peninsula
  • October – Parks of the Flinders Ranges
  • November – Adelaide’s sanctuaries
  • 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.