Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park visitor facilities upgrade

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park visitor facilities upgrade

Investing in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Three sites at the ever-popular Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park on the Yorke Peninsula will benefit from a $3 million investment under the South Australian Government’s Parks 2025 initiative.

More than 30 parks across the state have received a slice of the $130 million Parks 2025 investment, which will go towards better visitor facilities and site improvements, enhancements to nature-based tourism offerings and continued conservation of our natural landscapes and wildlife.

In Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, a new lookout is being constructed at Chinaman’s Hill to give visitors a dedicated place to take in the amazing views of Investigator Strait and the Althorpe Island group, as well as Kangaroo Island in the distance.

Early next year, improvements will also be made at Stenhouse Bay and Shell Beach, including constructing additional facilities picnic areas, toilet facilities and carparks at the day-visitor areas and campgrounds.

The Department for Environment and Water is working with the park’s Traditional Owners and Friends of Parks volunteer group to ensure the best outcome in creating new visitor facilities at this iconic park.

Click on the map to download a PDF.
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Snapshot of upgrades

  • New picnic shelter with barbeques and picnic tables
  • Redesigned campground with new campsites
  • New toilet facilities
  • Upgraded carparks and access roads
  • Upgraded signage

Works at Chinaman’s Hill Lookout

Chinaman’s Hill, on the southern edge of the park, offers unrivalled views of the sweeping coastline below.

The new lookout will give visitors an even better viewing experience, with 360-degree views of the Southern Yorke Peninsula, multiple viewing platforms and interpretative signage.

Works will also include the construction of sealed, two-way access roads, a new carpark for up to 25 vehicles, and minor infrastructure and signage updates.

Artist's impression: Chinaman's Hill Lookout
Artist's impression: Chinaman's Hill Lookout

Estimated project timeline

  • July 2021

    Concept plans created: Complete

  • October 2021

    Construction commenced

  • December 2021

    Estimated project completion date

Works at Stenhouse Bay

Stenhouse Bay, at the entry to the park, is home to the heritage-listed jetty and is popular for fishing and diving.

Facilities at the day-visitor area will be boosted with the construction of new toilet blocks, a new picnic shelter with two barbeques and picnic tables, stone fencing and an upgrade to the visitor car park.

The large Stenhouse Bay Campground, which services visitors in tents, caravans, campervans and camper trailers, will have new toilet blocks and barbeques.

Estimated project timelines

  • July 2021

    Concept plans created: Complete

  • February 2022

    Construction commences

  • April 2022

    Estimated project completion date

Works at Shell Beach

Upgrades at Shell Beach, on the western side of the park, will benefit swimmers at the popular, nearby Blue Pool, as well as campers staying at Shell Beach Campground.

Works will include the construction of new toilet facilities, improved day visitor parking, new signage and a redesign of the campground, including construction of new campsites.

Estimated project timelines

  • July 2021

    Concept plans created: Complete

  • February 2022

    Construction commences

  • April 2022

    Estimated project completion date

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Contact us

For more information about the works underway at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, contact Project Manager Peter Mettam.