Park of the Month: Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

Park of the Month: Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

Join us in cel­e­brat­ing Park of the Month this Novem­ber in Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park— Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara

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 November

Join us in cel­e­brat­ing Park of the Month this Novem­ber in Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park— Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara

Ranger-guid­ed walk of the St Kil­da Man­grove Trail

Sun­day 6 Novem­ber and Sun­day 27 Novem­ber, 10:30am – 12pm
Cost: Free

Join Ranger War­rick from the Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park- Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara for a guid­ed walk along the St Kil­da Man­groves Trail which takes you inside the canopy of the man­grove for­est, where you can see how this fas­ci­nat­ing ecosys­tem works.

Find out more and book Sun­day 6 Novem­ber (ful­ly booked)

Find out more and book Sun­day 27 November 

An intro­duc­tion to migra­to­ry shore­birds work­shop with BirdLife Aus­tralia

Sat­ur­day 12 Novem­ber, 8am – 12pm
Meet at the Thomp­son Beach Com­mu­ni­ty Shed (near the end of Ruskin Road).
Cost: Free

Come & learn about our amaz­ing shore­birds and see them feed­ing and roost­ing along the shore at Thomp­son Beach. View the birds on the out­go­ing tide before head­ing back to the Shed’ for morn­ing tea and a Shore­bird Infor­ma­tion pre­sen­ta­tion.

Spaces are strict­ly lim­it­ed – For more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP, con­tact Ker­ri Bart­ley at BirdLife Aus­tralia — kerri.​bartley@​birdlife.​org.​au or 0435544 939.

Man­grove For­est Kayaking

(Changed from 13 Novem­ber to 26 Novem­ber due to bad weath­er.)

Sat­ur­day 26 Novem­ber, 9:30am, 12pm and 2pm
50% dis­count when using pro­mo code NPWSPOTM’ for ses­sions on 26/11/22 only.
Costs (includ­ing dis­count): Adults $27.50, Conc. $22.50, Child $17.50, Fam­i­ly 2A + 2C $85

Join expe­ri­enced guides from Adven­ture Kayak­ing and one of our park rangers for 90 min­utes of fun explor­ing the Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park- Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara and the Ade­laide Dol­phin Sanctuary.

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Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park — Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara – Work­ing Bees

Mon­day 14 and 28 Novem­ber, 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free

Join park rangers and the vol­un­teers from the Friends of Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park – Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara in their con­ser­va­tion works in the park.

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Mag­i­cal man­grove snorkel tour

Changed from 19 Novem­ber to Sat­ur­day 13 May due to recent heavy rains caus­ing low vis­i­bil­i­ty.
Cost: Adults $39, Student/​concession $19

Join snorkel lead­ers from Expe­ri­enc­ing Marine Sanc­tu­ary (EMS), for an incred­i­ble guid­ed snorkel through the mag­i­cal world of the Port Gawler Riv­er Man­grove For­est with­in the Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanctuary.

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Guid­ed bird­ing of the Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park — Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara

Sun­day 20 Novem­ber – 4pm – 6pm
Cost: Free

Enjoy an after­noon of bird­watch­ing at Thomp­son Beach with the Friends of Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park — Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara to watch, iden­ti­fy and learn about our won­der­ful migra­to­ry shorebirds.

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Ranger-guid­ed bird watch­ing walk of Light Beach

Sat­ur­day 26 Novem­ber – 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free

Come for a walk with a Ranger to explore a learn about Light Beach and the Ade­laide Inter­na­tion­al Bird Sanc­tu­ary Nation­al Park — Winaity­i­naityi Pangkara.

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What’s on this December

Join us this Decem­ber as Park of the Month cel­e­brates the Parks of West­ern Parks Kan­ga­roo Island:

Flinders Chase Nation­al Park Nation­al Park and Ravine Des Casoars Wilder­ness Pro­tec­tion Area
West­ern Kan­ga­roo Island Marine Park

Cape Bor­da Light­house Tour


Sun­day 4 Decem­ber, tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Cost: Free, no book­ings required

Meet­ing point: Cape Bor­da Light­house, Kan­ga­roo Island

Join Rangers for a guid­ed tour around the Cape Bor­da Light­sta­tion set­tle­ment and into the base of the light house. Gain insight into the ear­ly light keep­ers’ liv­ing con­di­tions, and how iso­la­tion and a demand­ing rou­tine dom­i­nat­ed their often harsh lives. You will even have the chance to see the canon fired at the end of the 11:30 and 2:30pm tours.

After the tour, enjoy a stroll along one of the walk­ing trails around the park such as the Cliff Top Hike. This short trail, through a pic­turesque rock gar­den, takes you to a stone look­out that pro­vides an ide­al van­tage point for spot­ting whales and dolphins.

Cape Bor­da is a remote area with lim­it­ed facil­i­ties avail­able, please sup­ply your own water and food. Rangers will be avail­able between 9am and 5pm on the day. This activ­i­ty is suit­able for those with a low — medi­um lev­el of fit­ness, the trails and toi­let facil­i­ties are not wheel­chair acces­si­ble.

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

Guid­ed Bird Walk at Rocky River

Sun­day 18 Decem­ber, 910am
Cost: Free, book­ings required

Join Ranger Sam for a morn­ing bird­watch­ing ses­sion at Rocky Riv­er through regen­er­at­ing wood­land. You might get to see species such as mag­nif­i­cent fairy wrens and icon­ic cape bar­ren geese. Get a deep­er under­stand­ing of these birds and their habi­tat on this unique Ranger guid­ed expe­ri­ence.

Stay a lit­tle longer
– After the activ­i­ty con­sid­er stay­ing a lit­tle longer and take in the beau­ti­ful views, pack a small table, chair and a pic­nic and enjoy the tran­quil­i­ty.

Please note that this event may be can­celled in the event of poor weath­er.
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Admi­rals Arch – Rov­ing Seal Tours

Sun­day 18 Decem­ber, 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free, no book­ings required

Meet­ing point: Admi­rals Arch Look­out, Kan­ga­roo Island

Join one of our rov­ing rangers on a guid­ed tour, any time between 10am and 3pm. Learn more about the 3 species of seals that live on Kan­ga­roo Island. Your guide will pro­vide an insight into the habi­tat and lives of seals and you can view the long nose fur seals in the Cape du Couedic colony.

Wheel­chair acces­si­ble at the start of tour look­out only. Activ­i­ty is suit­able for those with a low — medi­um lev­el of fit­ness, access to Admi­rals Arch is via stairs and walk­ways. Lim­it­ed facil­i­ties avail­able, please sup­ply you own water, food, hik­ing boots and weath­er appro­pri­ate cloth­ing.

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

What’s com­ing for Park of the Month

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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.