How you can still enjoy South Australia’s national parks while social distancing

How you can still enjoy South Australia’s national parks while social distancing

Look­ing for ways to keep your phys­i­cal and men­tal health in check? Pay a vis­it to your local park.

With gyms, well­ness cen­tres and pilates and yoga stu­dios now closed to flat­ten the curve of the COVID-19 (Coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic), it can be hard to think of ways to keep your­self phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly well.

It’s no secret that spend­ing time in nature can be ben­e­fi­cial for the mind, body and soul.

In South Aus­tralia, we are blessed with many parks and open spaces with­in easy reach. If you are not required to self-iso­late you can step out to take a break in a park or gar­den near your home. Remem­ber to fol­low social dis­tanc­ing guide­lines – that means keep­ing a safe dis­tance from oth­ers – and prac­tice good hygiene.

Keep­ing social dis­tance in South Aus­trali­a’s nation­al parks 

Stick to parks near you, stay up-to-date with gov­ern­ment guide­lines about social dis­tanc­ing and move­ment restric­tions, and use com­mon sense about who you vis­it with.

In the inter­ests of pub­lic health and safe­ty, all camp­grounds in SA parks have been closed from Fri­day 27 March, along with DEW-man­aged book­able accommodation.

To stay informed vis­it the SA Health web­site and to find your local park vis­it the Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice South Aus­tralia, Botan­ic Gar­den or South Aus­tralian Trails websites.

Need some inspi­ra­tion for what to do when you get there? Check out our sto­ries on4 ways to relax in nation­al parks, howfor­est bathing can bring you clos­er to natureor try one of these5 great walks in Ade­laide that aren’t the Water­fall Gul­ly to Mt Lofty Trail.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living