Accessibility

Accessibility

Parks are for all to enjoy, we would love to hear from you about your expe­ri­ence in nature. You can share your com­ments, pic­tures and videos with us and oth­ers by using the hash­tag #Access­NPSA on Face­book, Insta­gram or email us.

What does acces­si­ble’ mean?

In this infor­ma­tion, acces­si­ble’ means that a fea­ture or facil­i­ty met the Aus­tralian Stan­dards for Acces­si­bil­i­ty when it was installed.

Where we have not used the word acces­si­ble’ it means the fea­ture or facil­i­ty does not nec­es­sar­i­ly meet these stan­dards. Instead, we’ve includ­ed details which we hope will help you to decide if this is suit­able for you.

Assis­tance dogs

Assis­tance dogs are per­mit­ted in most pub­lic places and are there­fore wel­come in South Australia’s parks and reserves. Assis­tance dogs must be appro­pri­ate­ly restrained on a lead and remain under your effec­tive con­trol at all times while in a park or reserve.

Equip­ment Hire

Tri­al­Rid­er all-ter­rain wheelchair

The Dis­trict Coun­cil of Yankalil­la have a Trail­Rid­er wheel­chair avail­able for free hire for up to three days that can be used in Deep Creek Nation­al Park. Trail­Rid­er all-ter­rain wheel­chairs allows peo­ple with lim­it­ed mobil­i­ty to explore the diverse trails. The one-wheeled chair is a cross between a wheel­bar­row and sedan chair. The Trail­Rid­er requires a min­i­mum of two rea­son­ably fit peo­ple (one at each end of the chair). Con­tact Fleurieu Coast Vis­i­tor Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre to book.

Sand­cruis­er beach wheelchair

Sand­cruis­er and Sand­piper wheel­chairs are avail­able for hire to use on Nor­manville Beach in Encounter Marine Park cour­tesy of a part­ner­ship between Dis­trict Coun­cil of Yankalil­la and Nor­manville Surf Life Sav­ing Club. These wheel­chairs have large bal­loon-like tyres which make for easy access on soft sand and in shal­low water. Avail­able in adult and child size, the wheel­chairs are avail­able free of charge. While there is no hire cost, Nor­manville SLSC sug­gest a dona­tion of $20 to assist them to con­tin­ue pro­vid­ing this valu­able ser­vice. To book the beach wheel­chair, please email info@​normanvilleslsc.​org.​au

Acces­si­ble Parks

Anstey Hill Recre­ation Park

Park­ing

At gate 1, next to the toi­let, near Ellis Cottage.

Toi­lets

At gate 1, near Ellis Cot­tage. One is acces­si­ble (right hand) and the oth­er is an ambu­lant toilet.

Trails
The Lit­tle Quar­ry Loop (650m)

Fea­tures a hard packed grav­el sur­face which is most­ly lev­el. The trail begins near the main car park in the for­mer quarry.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Pic­nic area

There are three acces­si­ble pic­nic areas around the Lit­tle Quar­ry Loop.

Belair Nation­al Park

Park­ing

There are many acces­si­ble park­ing spaces in Belair Nation­al Park. We are cur­rent­ly work­ing on get­ting acces­si­ble facil­i­ties added to all of our park maps for Belair Nation­al Park. See the Belair Nation­al Park — Acces­si­bil­i­ty map for loca­tions of facil­i­ties in the main entrance area. For infor­ma­tion about facil­i­ties in oth­er areas of the park, please ask for facil­i­ty loca­tions at the vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion cen­ter at the entrance to the park. 

Acces­si­ble car parks are avail­able at fol­low­ing loca­tions (num­ber available)

  • Belair Nation­al Park Infor­ma­tion Office (1)
  • Cor­ner of entry and exit road — near infor­ma­tion cen­tre (1)
  • Main ten­nis court area — near coun­try club (1)
  • Gums Oval — west­ern side (1)
  • Pines Pic­nic Area 1 (1)
  • Gov­ern­ment Farm Pic­nic Area 1 (1)
  • Gov­ern­ment Farm Pic­nic Area 2
  • Gold Escort Pic­nic Ground — pro­vides access to Adven­ture Play­ground (1)
  • Wal­nut Pad­dock — pro­vides access to Adven­ture Play­ground (1)
  • Joseph Fish­er Pic­nic Area (2)
  • Kar­ka Pavil­ion (2)
Toi­lets

There are many acces­si­ble toi­lets in Belair Nation­al Park. We are cur­rent­ly work­ing on get­ting acces­si­ble facil­i­ties added to all of our park maps for Belair Nation­al Park. See the Belair Nation­al Park — Acces­si­bil­i­ty map for loca­tions of facil­i­ties in the main entrance area. For infor­ma­tion about facil­i­ties in oth­er areas of the park, please ask for facil­i­ty loca­tions at the vis­i­tor infor­ma­tion cen­ter at the entrance to the park. 

Acces­si­ble toi­lets are avail­able at fol­low­ing loca­tions (num­ber available)

  • Main Oval (1)
  • Main ten­nis court area — near coun­try club (1)
  • Gums Oval — west­ern side (1)
  • Pines Pic­nic Area 1 (1)
  • Gov­ern­ment Farm Pic­nic Area 2
  • Adven­ture Play­ground (2)
  • Wil­lows Pic­nic Area (1)
  • Joseph Fish­er Pic­nic Area (2)
  • Kar­ka Pavil­ion (1 — right hand opening)
  • Play­ford Lake (1)
  • Old Gov­ern­ment House and State Flo­ra Nurs­ery (1)
Trails
Wood Duck Walk (1km)

The trail starts at the car park and pic­nic area at Play­ford Lake. The major­i­ty of the trail is bitu­men with a few short sec­tions of hard packed grav­el. In places the edge of the bitu­men path has bro­ken away and there are occa­sion­al rip­ples in the sur­face due to tree roots under the sur­face. Between the lake and the car park area the trail has a short sec­tion of bro­ken bitu­men with a small lip that may require assis­tance. The trail is best to be com­plet­ed in a clock­wise direction. 

Lori­keet Loop Walk (3km)

It is rec­om­mend­ed to start the walk from Old Gov­ern­ment House and trav­el in an anti-clock­wise direc­tion. Sur­face is a mix of hard packed grav­el sur­face and bitu­men. You might need some assis­tance on the climb back to Old Gov­ern­ment House from the adven­ture playground.

Pic­nic areas

Enjoy an open-air lunch at the acces­si­ble pic­nic ground at Play­ford Lake. Pine Pic­nic Area One is also acces­si­ble with an acces­si­ble car park­ing space and a dis­abled toi­let (left hand). 

Ten­nis courts

Ten­nis courts 1, 2, 32 and 33 are acces­si­ble. Book and pay for your ten­nis court online before you arrive. 

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Trails
Tea-Tree Board­walk (1km)

A wheel­chair acces­si­ble board­walk through the wet­lands, a great spot to enjoy the bird life. Note there are no bath­room facil­i­ties here.

Cle­land Nation­al Park

Park­ing

There are two acces­si­ble park­ing spaces locat­ed at the Water­fall Gul­ly carpark.

Toi­lets

There are two toi­lets locat­ed at the Water­fall Gul­ly carpark. One is an acces­si­ble toi­let (left hand) and the oth­er is an ambu­lant toilet.

Water­fall Gul­ly trails

Take the bitu­men trail (300m) which climbs from the car park to the first falls pool and back. You might need some assis­tance may because of the gradient.

Steub Trail
The Steub trail is an excel­lent alter­na­tive to the Water­fall Gul­ly to Mount Lofty Sum­mit hike. The trail is 7km return. Allow about 3 – 5 hours if in a wheel­chair. You can start the walk from either the bot­tom at Cle­land Wildlife Park or at the top at Mount Lofty Sum­mit. The track sur­face is a hard base with a recy­cled prod­uct (Bitu­mate) on the top which makes for a nice smooth ride. The trail is a class 3 trail so assis­tance will be required. The trail has inclines and sev­er­al berms which have pitch­es dif­fi­cult nav­i­gate inde­pen­dent­ly in a wheelchair.

Access­ing Water­fall Gully:

Cle­land Wildlife Park

There are many acces­si­ble facil­i­ties, activ­i­ties and an access map: please vis­it Cle­land Wildlife Park.

Access­ing Cle­land Wildlife Park:
Mount Lofty Summit

The Mount Lofty sum­mit look­out is acces­si­ble. There are acces­si­ble park­ing spaces and acces­si­ble toilets 

Access­ing Mt Lofty Summit:

Access­ing the Hey­sen trail at Cle­land Nation­al Park:

Cob­bler Creek Recre­ation Park

Park­ing and toilets

At the main park entrance (gate 1), at the cor­ner of Bridge and Smith Roads, Sal­is­bury East:

there are two acces­si­ble park­ing spaces There is one acces­si­ble toi­let (right hand) and one ambu­lant toilet.

Pic­nic area

The pic­nic area, locat­ed next to the Kites and Kestrels adven­ture play­ground, is acces­si­ble. Shel­ters, seat­ing, and a bar­be­cue are available.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Coorong Nation­al Park

Acces­si­ble toilets
  • Long Point
  • Parn­ka Point
  • Loop Road (Lakes Nature Trail car park)
  • 42 Mile Cross­ing Campground
  • 28 Mile Cross­ing Campground
Acces­si­ble car parking
  • Long Point
  • Parn­ka Point
  • Loop Road (Lakes Nature Trail car park)
Coorong Nation­al Park Accessibility:

Deep Creek Nation­al Park

Park­ing

There is an acces­si­ble park­ing space at Cob­bler Hill pic­nic area and two acces­si­ble park­ing spaces at Goon­dooloo pic­nic area.

Toi­lets

There is an acces­si­ble toi­let at Stringy­bark camp­ground and Goon­dooloo Pic­nic Area.

Camp­ing

There are acces­si­ble camp­sites at Stringy­bark camp­ground. For more infor­ma­tion please get in touch with the Deep Creek Nation­al Park Head­quar­ters on (+618) 8598 0263.

Trails

The 4.2 km return Goon­dooloo Ridge Walk has a hard packed sur­face, about 1 metre wide, and slopes gen­tly down towards the Goon­dooloo Look­out. The look­out offers spec­tac­u­lar views across Back­stairs Pas­sage to Kan­ga­roo Island. The walk is a class 2 trail so some peo­ple may require assis­tance. The trail is suit­able for prams.

Accom­mo­da­tion

South­ern Ocean Retreats offers ful­ly com­pli­ant wheel­chair friend­ly accom­mo­da­tion at one of their Ridgetop Retreats.

Accessibility in Deep Creek National Park

Gran­ite Island Recre­ation Park

Park­ing

There is coun­cil owned acces­si­ble park­ing 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 book a penin­su­la taxi or Orcas Taxis to cross to Gran­ite Island. 

Toi­lets

There is an acces­si­ble (right hand) toi­let on the island.

Trails

Check out Push Adven­tures — Views for miles from Gran­ite Island blog for acces­si­ble trail descrip­tions and photos.

Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park

Park­ing

There is a coun­cil owned car park, with 2 acces­si­ble parks at the south end of Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park.

Toi­lets

There is an acces­si­ble (left hand) toi­let next to the Boat­shed Café at the car park.

Trails

A bitu­men path leads from the café towards Black Cliff Look­out where the trail steep­ens con­sid­er­ably (up to 12%). Assis­tance will be required in this sec­tion to the look­out. The trail beyond the look­out is not an acces­si­ble trail. Check out our video of the access trails at Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park.

Check out Push Adven­tures – Hal­lett Cove to Black Point Coastal Trail blog for acces­si­ble trail descrip­tions and photos.

Beach

There is no wheel­chair access avail­able to the beach. 

Mari­no Con­ser­va­tion Park 

Botan­i­cal Trail

The entrance to the car park is at the end of Nim­boya Road in Mari­no. There is one acces­si­ble car park avail­able how­ev­er there are no toi­lets in this park. The trail is 1.4km return and is a mix of hard packed sur­face and loose dirt. It is rec­om­mend­ed to do the trail on a dry day as parts of the trail will become very mud­dy when wet. There is an acces­si­ble pic­nic spot along the way. The walk offers some of Adelaide’s best views of the coast and city skyline.

Mori­al­ta Con­ser­va­tion Park

Park­ing

There is acces­si­ble park­ing locat­ed at these loca­tions with­in the park:

  • Five acces­si­ble car parks at the Nat­ur­al Resource Cen­tre car park.
  • Three acces­si­ble car parks at the Strad­broke Road car park (Mukan­thi Play­space and pic­nic area).
  • Three acces­si­ble car parks at the First Falls car park.
Toi­lets

There are acces­si­ble toi­lets locat­ed at the first falls car park and at the Strad­broke Road car park (Mukan­thi Play­space and pic­nic area)..

  • Two acces­si­ble (right hand and left habd) toi­lets at Mukan­thi Playspace.
  • One acces­si­ble toi­let (left hand) at the First Falls car park.

See and do

Trails
Mori­al­ta Falls Val­ley Walk (1.6km)

The trail ris­es gen­tly on a wide hard packed grav­el trail to just below the first falls. Sec­tions of the walk have short inclines. The last sec­tion is on a board­walk to below the falls. The walk is a class 2 trail so some peo­ple may require assistance. 

Fourth Creek Trail

The first half of the trail is com­pact­ed grav­el, and the sec­ond half is bitu­men, both about 1 meter wide. The trail is suit­able for prams, although there is a short incline near the start, just beyond the Mori­al­ta Play­ground and after the footbridge.

Play­ground and pic­nic area

Watch the kids explore the Mukan­thi play­space whilst you enjoy an open-air pic­nic. The play­space is locat­ed near acces­si­ble park­ing, toi­lets and bar­be­cue areas.

Mount Remark­able Nation­al Park

Mam­bray Creek

Park­ing

There are no ded­i­cat­ed acces­si­ble park­ing spaces at Mam­bray Creek but there is gen­er­al­ly enough park­ing space near trail­heads and campsites

Toi­lets

There is one acces­si­ble toi­let at the camp­ground and is a left hand toi­let. The paths to the toi­let are com­pact grav­el and dolomite.

There is one acces­si­ble show­er at the camp­grounds with a flip down seat how­ev­er it has a fixed show­er head (an adjustable head will be installed in the future).

Camp­ing

The Mam­bray Creek camp­ground, has 54 camp­sites with some suit­able for caravans.

Most of the camp­sites are wheel­chair acces­si­ble. They are on flat ground with a com­pact­ed grav­el or dirt sur­face. Camp­sites 13, 15, 16, 18, 30 and 34 are clos­est to the toi­let and show­er blocks.

Trails

Wirra Water Loop Track (1.6km)

An inter­pre­tive sec­tion of the Mam­bray Creek Walk explains the impor­tance of water in the area as you explore rocky riv­er beds.

The trail is com­pact­ed grav­el, it is an undu­lat­ing path with short steep sec­tions through­out so some peo­ple may require assis­tance. The walk can be extend­ed by incor­po­rat­ing the Mam­bray Creek Walk , which starts at the day vis­i­tor car park.

Alli­ga­tor Gorge

Park­ing

There is one ded­i­cat­ed acces­si­ble park­ing space at Alli­ga­tor Gorge.

Toi­lets

There are 2 pit toi­lets which are acces­si­ble, one is a left hand toi­let and one is a right hand toi­let. The path to the toi­let is com­pact gravel.

Pic­nic area

The pic­nic tables are acces­si­ble for unpow­ered (small­er) wheelchairs

Trails

There are unfor­tu­nate­ly no trails that are acces­si­ble to those in wheel­chairs or severe mobil­i­ty impair­ments how­ev­er the views on the dri­ve in to Alli­ga­tor Gorge are spec­tac­u­lar and worth the visit.

Nara­coorte Caves Nation­al Park

Check out the Nara­coorte Caves web­site for up to date infor­ma­tion on accessibility. 

New­land Head Con­ser­va­tion Park

Toi­lets

There is an acces­si­ble toi­let at the Wait­pin­ga Beach carpark.

Onka­paringa Riv­er Recre­ation Park

Park­ing

There is a coun­cil owned car park locat­ed at Per­rys Bend with one ded­i­cat­ed acces­si­ble space.

Toilets

There is a coun­cil owned, acces­si­ble toi­let (right hand) locat­ed at Per­rys Bend carpark and pic­nic area.

Pic­nics

There is a coun­cil owned, pic­nic area with a BBQ and pic­nic tables locat­ed at Per­rys Bend.

Trails
Wet­lands Loop Trail (3km)

The flat trail is a mix­ture of board­walk, and some grav­el paths. The trail isn’t con­sid­ered wheel­chair acces­si­ble, how­ev­er, a blog post by Push Adven­tures describes how it can be accessed by wheel­chair users. This iden­ti­fies some of the issues for wheel­chairs access­ing this walk­ing trail, includ­ing a short grassed sec­tion between the pic­nic shel­ter and the start of the trail, and that the grav­el paths may be mud­dy in winter.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Onka­paringa Riv­er Nation­al Park

Park­ing

There is one acces­si­ble park­ing bay at the Sun­dews car park on Pig­gott Range Road.

Toi­lets
  • An acces­si­ble toi­let (right hand) at the Sun­dews car park on Pig­gott Range Road.
  • An acces­si­ble toi­let (right hand) at Pink Gum camp­ground but this is only avail­able to campers.
Trails
Punch­bowl Look­out Trail (2km)

Descend the wide hard packed trail to the look­out where there are a num­ber of pic­nic bench­es. Return via the same trail which climbs 50m over 1km.

Camp­ing

Pink Gum camp­ground at the east­ern end of the park, has 11 camp­sites, includ­ing three that are suit­able for car­a­vans. It has an acces­si­ble toi­let, wash­ing-up facil­i­ties and fire pits for use out­side the fire ban season.

Most of the camp­sites are wheel­chair acces­si­ble. They are on flat ground with a com­pact­ed grav­el surface.

Camp­sites 1, 2, 10 and 11 are clos­est to the toi­lets. The road slopes down to the toi­lets but is acces­si­ble by car. The toi­let facil­i­ties are wheel­chair acces­si­ble, with a 900mm door width and a fixed handrail along­side the toi­let. Book and pay online where there are camp­site descrip­tions and pic­tures to help you choose your site.

Check out your guide to camp­ing at Onka­paringa Riv­er Nation­al Park on the Good Liv­ing blog for use­ful insid­er tips and inspiration. 

Para Wirra Con­ser­va­tion Park

Toi­lets

There are acces­si­ble toi­lets at:

  • Gawler View Pic­nic Area
  • Wirra Pic­nic area
  • Hissey Pic­nic Area 1 acces­si­ble toi­let (left hand) at the rear of the toi­let block and accessed from the right-hand side path

Lake Dis­cov­ery Loop Trail (1km) – It is rec­om­mend­ed to start from the East Lake carpark and fol­low the well-sign­post­ed trail in a clock­wise direc­tion. The trail loops around the lake on a hard packed grav­el trail with a few slight ris­es that may require some assistance.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Social Scripts

Nation­al Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice South Aus­tralia have cre­at­ed social scripts to help peo­ple on the Autism Spec­trum vis­it parks. These social scripts may be able to assist with less­en­ing anx­i­ety and stress when indi­vid­u­als are vis­it­ing a new place. The scripts include spe­cif­ic and illus­trat­ed infor­ma­tion about what an autis­tic per­son can expect when vis­it­ing one of South Australia’s nation­al parks.

Vis­it­ing Para Wirra Con­ser­va­tion Park

Walk­ing at Para Wirra Con­ser­va­tion Park

Camp­ing at Para Wirra Con­ser­va­tion Park

Tan­ta­noola Caves Con­ser­va­tion Park

Caves

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 are then free to explore the large cav­ern at your leisure and take photographs.

Check out Push Adven­tures blog – Add this to your buck­et list for a descrip­tion of great acces­si­ble spots to vis­it in the Lime­stone Coast region.

Use­ful links