3 Christmas present ideas for nature-lovers

3 Christmas present ideas for nature-lovers

If you’ve been pri­ori­tis­ing par­ties over presents don’t fret, we’ve got your back with some last-minute gift ideas.

As the hol­i­day sea­son approach­es, find­ing the per­fect gift for the nature lover in your life is made easy with our guide. Get ahead this year and dis­cov­er 3 unique gift ideas. Your organ­ised and relaxed hol­i­day sea­son starts here!

1. Cle­land Wildlife Park experiences

Cle­land Wildlife Park in the Ade­laide Hills is one of South Australia’s most icon­ic tourist attrac­tions, renowned for its wide open spaces where you can get clos­er to ani­mals includ­ing koalas, kan­ga­roos, wal­la­bies and potoroos.

A range of Cle­land Wildlife Park gift vouch­ers are avail­able just in time for Christ­mas. From one-off day pass­es to year­ly mem­ber­ships, there is some­thing for everyone.

How about a close encounter with the res­i­dent echid­nas, spend­ing time inside their enclo­sure and help­ing with feed­ing time (watch out for those long sticky tongues!)? Or your loved one can even have break­fast with the birds.

The best bit? Know­ing that your pur­chase is con­tribut­ing to the many pro­grams and con­ser­va­tion efforts under­tak­en at the park.

Top tip: Gift cards are con­ve­nient and easy to pur­chase online.

2. Koala Plate 

Look­ing for some­thing spe­cial for a wildlife lover? We think a Koala Platemight just be the per­fect idea. 

Avail­able for $151 for an exist­ing vehi­cle reg­is­tra­tion, these spe­cial num­ber plates make a tru­ly unique gift that your loved one will nev­er forget.

The best part? $50 from each pur­chase goes towards a fund to sup­port the state’s wildlife res­cue and reha­bil­i­ta­tion sec­tor. It’s a great way to sup­port the vol­un­teer car­ers that help sick and injured ani­mals recov­er so they can be returned to the wild.

Inter­est­ed? You’ll need to order before 5pm on Fri­day 1 Decem­ber to guar­an­tee the plates are avail­able in time for Christ­mas. You can also nom­i­nate to col­lect your plates from a Ser­vice SA Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre to save time and avoid any postal delays.

Find out more and order today by vis­it­ing Ezy Plates. For more infor­ma­tion on how to pur­chase a num­ber plate as a gift, vis­it Ezy Plate’s FAQs.

2. Annu­al parks pass

A mul­ti­ple entry parks pass gives the gift of expe­ri­ences at the best of South Australia’s nation­al parks year-round, at sites like the white sand beach­es of Lin­coln and Cof­fin Bay nation­al parks, the rugged coast­line of Deep Creek Nation­al Park and the ancient moun­tain land­scapes of Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park.

An annu­al parks pass cov­ers vehi­cle entry fees for parks where fees apply, such as Belair Nation­al Park, Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park, Deep Creek Nation­al Park, Ikara-Flinders Ranges Nation­al Park, Dhil­ba Guu­ran­da-Innes Nation­al Park, Lin­coln Nation­al Park, Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park and Para Wirra Con­ser­va­tion Park.

A 12-month mul­ti­ple entry parks pass costs $117 ($94 for con­ces­sion hold­ers) and can be bought online. And there’s anoth­er feel-good alert – pro­ceeds from the pass con­tribute to the main­te­nance of SA’s huge nation­al parks estate, which cov­ers more than 21% of the state.

With the shop­ping list sort­ed, maybe it’s time to think about how you’re going to dec­o­rate. Ditch the exot­ic plants this Christ­mas and deck the halls with these native species instead.

Main image: Father Christ­mas fish­ing for Aus­tralian salmon in Lin­coln Nation­al Park (cour­tesy of @robertlangphotogrpahy Instagram)

This sto­ry was orig­i­nal­ly post­ed in Decem­ber 2019 and has been updat­ed with new information.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living