50 of the top National Park experiences to get you through summer

50 of the top National Park experiences to get you through summer

Get excit­ed, because you can be part of the cel­e­bra­tion of 50 years of Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice.

Take your pick from expe­ri­enc­ing beach­side camp­site, kayak­ing a ships grave­yard, rock climb­ing in spec­tac­u­lar loca­tions, meet­ing local wildlife or just dis­cov­er­ing the wild­flow­ers in bloom, the 50 expe­ri­ences will have some­thing for everyone. 

Love marine life? Then make sure to check out #16 for the best marine parks to snorkel in or #24 to see a sea drag­on dance. Camp­ing more your speed? Try #10 for a guide to new and upgrad­ed camp­sites, or #27 for the top spots to camp in South Australia’s Nation­al Parks. 

For more ideas, look out for tem­po­rary pave­ment posters that have been rolled out in some of our most pop­u­lar parks to share 50 of South Australia’s most epic expe­ri­ences. You’ll also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to win an ulti­mate Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice (NPWS) pass worth up to $2000.

The prize includes a stay in the new Kan­ga­roo Island accom­mo­da­tion, a park pass, fam­i­ly pass­es to all com­mer­cial sites and an out­door equip­ment voucher.

Waterfall Gully

Enact­ed in 1972, the Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 has been crit­i­cal to the con­ser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion of native wildlife and the envi­ron­ment in South Australia.

South Australia’s first nation­al park – Belair Nation­al Park – was pro­claimed in 1891and the cur­rent Act became law almost eight decades later.

From the con­ser­va­tion of native ani­mals and plants, to the estab­lish­ment of sanc­tu­ar­ies and the co-man­age­ment of parks, the Act has remained stead­fast despite sig­nif­i­cant change across the past 50 years.

Be in with the chance to win by post­ing a pho­to to social media accom­pa­nied by the hash­tag #NPWS50years

To find out more vis­it www​.parks​.sa​.gov​.au/​c​a​m​p​a​i​g​n​s​/​n​p​w​s​-​5​0​-​years

Look­ing for more great expe­ri­ences and want to bring your dog? Read our blog about which SA parks allow dogs.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living