Dive into Eyre Peninsula’s Marine Parks these holidays
Why not dive into Eyre Peninsula’s marine parks these holidays and see which lies beneath the surface. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is encouraging locals and visitors to get back to nature and enjoy what marine parks have to offer. Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Shelley Harrison said the Eyre Peninsula region provides access to 10 of the state’s 19 marine parks, more than any other region in the state.
Why not dive into Eyre Peninsula’s marine parks these holidays and see which lies beneath the surface.
“For the more adventurous, try an ecotourism tour, swim with Australian Sea-Lions, dolphins or Great White Sharks.
- Sanctuary zones exist in all of SA’s marine parks and play an important role in keeping the marine environment healthy.
- People can fish in marine parks – just not the sanctuary zones.
- Restrictions apply to mining, aquaculture, dredging, fishing, collecting and motorised water sports within sanctuary zones. But people can still enter and pass through sanctuary zones.
- Sanctuary zones do apply to popular recreational fishing areas, nor do they impact access to jetties, boat ramps and popular beaches.
- Familiarise yourself with sanctuary zones prior to fishing. Brochures are available online at www.marineparks.sa.gov.au or at Natural Resource Centres. You can also get the free My Parx app or use the PIRSA rec fish app, or read the signs at popular boat ramps.
For more information on our local parks visit the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre in Adelaide Place or the Natural Resources Centre (weekdays only) at 86 Tasman Terrace or visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/coast-and-marine/marine-parks