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Enjoy a safe Christmas in one of our fabulous parks

News release
12 December 2014

The Christmas holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Parks on Eyre Peninsula offer a diverse range of opportunities over this break.

Catch fish, go four-wheel driving, camping, walking, bird watching, capture some great photos or just chill out – there’s so much to do in our national parks.

Get your kids outdoors and together tick off some activities in the awesome Nature Play SA passports

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Shelley Harrison said popular camping areas over Christmas included Fowlers Bay, Davenport Creek, Laura Bay and Acramans Creek.

Camping fees apply for all National Parks. Remember to leave your pets home as they are not permitted in parks.

To help visitors and locals alike to make the best of their stay, and to have a safe and enjoyable Christmas with their families and friends, the following information may assist:

Fowlers Bay, Acraman Creek and Point Bell Conservation Parks

Point Bell Conservation Park provides excellent fishing, camping and swimming opportunities. Access is limited and by four-wheel drive only.

Fowlers Bay Conservation Park is a park with natural beauty that conserves an outstanding coastline comprised of long sandy beaches, sheltered bays, rocky outcrops and high cliffs. A popular fishing area, you can also camp, access via four-wheel drive only.

Acraman Creek Conservation Park is protected from the full force of the Southern Ocean, and comprises of a mangrove estuary, samphire and mallee area providing an important feeding ground for many coastal birds. Particularly supporting migratory wader birds such as sandpipers and stilts that come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. Acramans has a long white sandy beach, backed by sand dunes accessible to conventional vehicles. Small boats can be launched from the beach. The creek and Point Lindsay can only be reached by four-wheel drive vehicles.

Tips to remember:

• Fire season is from 1 November to 15 April. All fires are prohibited on Total Fire Ban Day.
• Stick to existing tracks and observe all signs.
• Be prepared and self-sufficient.
• Be respectful of others and the environment. Please take your rubbish with you.
• No unregistered vehicles – this includes quad bikes.

Far West Coast, Nuyts Archipelago, West Coast Bays and Investigator Marine Parks

Dive into the Far West and West Coasts spectacular marine parks.
Catch a mulloway, whiting or rock lobster in these marine parks. Snorkel or kayak in the more protected bays (like Smooth Pool) and you might spot a majestic blue groper. Head out on a nature tour and swim with the Australian Sea-Lions and dolphins out of Baird Bay in the West Coast Bays Marine Park. Catch a wave on some of our world class surf breaks, go bird watching or head offshore and try your luck at some big game fish.

You can pick up a camping permit or seek further information regarding these parks by visiting the Natural Resources Centre, 50B McKenzie St, Ceduna SA, or by phoning (08) 8625 3144.

For more information contact the Natural Resources Centre in Ceduna on 86256 3144 or Port Lincoln on 8688 3111 or go to Parks

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break.

More information

Di DeLaine

8688 3111