7 regional parks with accessible features

7 regional parks with accessible features

Plan­ning to trav­el fur­ther afield in SA? Find out which nation­al parks have acces­si­ble camp­ing, park­ing and trails.

If you’re plan­ning your mid-year get­away in South Aus­tralia there can be lots of things to con­sid­er, and acces­si­bil­i­ty might be one of them. Plan a smooth trip with this list of region­al parks that have acces­si­ble features.

1. Deep Creek Nation­al Park

If you’re plan­ning a stay in Deep Creek and need an acces­si­ble camp­site, look no fur­ther than Stringy­bark camp­ground. The camp­ground also has acces­si­ble toi­lets. Vis­it the Nation­al Parks South Aus­tralia web­site to see pic­tures and descrip­tions of the camp­sites and don’t for­get to book and pay for your camp­site and vehi­cle entry before you go.

2. Flinders Chase Nation­al Park

The 1 kilo­me­tre Remark­able Rocks trail fea­tures a board­walk per­fect for wheel­chair users to enjoy this spec­tac­u­lar geo­log­i­cal fea­ture. The trail is wheel­chair acces­si­ble until it reach­es the rocky out­crop of the Remark­able Rocks. Check out the Push Adven­tures blog for a first-hand account.

3. Gran­ite Island Recre­ation Park

You’ll find acces­si­ble park­ing locat­ed at the end of the Gran­ite Island Cause­way in Vic­tor Har­bor. The cause­way has a rub­ber track suit­able for wheels. The pri­vate­ly run horse-drawn tram can accom­mo­date a man­u­al wheel­chair or you can book a taxi ser­vice to cross to Gran­ite Island.

There is also an acces­si­ble toi­let (right-hand trans­fer) on the island. Check out the Push Adven­tures blog for acces­si­ble trail descrip­tions and photos.

4. Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park

The 1.6km Wirra Water Loop has a com­pact­ed grav­el sur­face and is suit­able for prams. It may be acces­si­ble to advanced wheel­chair users as it is a con­sis­tent width and flat, although the grav­el may be loose in parts. The trail fea­tures inter­pre­tive sig­nage that explains the impor­tance of water in the area as you explore rocky riverbeds.

5. Nara­coorte Caves Nation­al Park

Vis­i­tors to this World Her­itage Site can view high­lights from a new plat­form that is acces­si­ble to wheel­chairs and prams. The 850m-long Rooftop Loop Walk links the Won­am­bi Fos­sil Cen­tre with the Bat Obser­va­tion Cen­tre, Bat Cave and Blanche Cave.

6. Tan­ta­noola Caves Con­ser­va­tion Park

Tan­ta­noola Caves is one of Aus­trali­a’s few wheel­chair acces­si­ble caves. Enjoy a spe­cial host­ed expe­ri­ence as a knowl­edge­able guide intro­duces you to the his­to­ry and geol­o­gy of the caves and explains how its spec­tac­u­lar array of for­ma­tions has devel­oped over thou­sands of years. You can then explore the large cav­ern and take pho­tographs. Add this park to your buck­et list, and check out the Push Adven­tures blog for a descrip­tion of great acces­si­ble spots to vis­it in the Lime­stone Coast region.

7. Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

The 1km Tea-Tree Board­walk is wheel­chair acces­si­ble and winds through wet­lands, where you can enjoy a vari­ety of birdlife. There aren’t any bath­room facil­i­ties, so be sure to make a pit stop before you get there.

Want to know which parks are acces­si­ble clos­er to home? Check out our sto­ry on9 nation­al parks in Ade­laide with acces­si­ble fea­tures.

The team at Nation­al Parks South Aus­tralia is work­ing hard to improve the acces­si­bil­i­ty of parks and they’re keen hear your thoughts. If you rely on acces­si­ble facil­i­ties to vis­it parks, why not drop them a line by using thiscon­tact form. More infor­ma­tion about acces­si­bil­i­ty in parks is avail­able on the Nation­al Parks South Aus­traliaweb­site.

If you’re out and about in one of these parks – help spread the word about these acces­si­ble facil­i­ties and use the hash­tag #Access­NPSA on social media.

(Main image cour­tesy ofPush Adven­tures)

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living