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Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkis the place to be over summer

News release
18 December 2017

With the summer holidays underway, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkwill become a hive of activity, offering a range of fun events for the whole family.

Throughout the month of December, Innes is being celebrated as Park of the Month – an initiative between Nature Play SA and DEWNR encouraging children and families to get back outdoors to play in nature, while January showcases marine parks with Immerse Yourself – a programme connecting people with South Australia’s underwater world.

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National ParkRanger in Charge Mark Davison said that both ranger guided and self-guided activities provided children and families with an opportunity to explore the environment and discover why it’s so important to protect it.

“Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkis home to kangaroos, Tammar wallabies, emus, Mallee fowl, pygmy possums, hooded plovers and a whole host of weird and wonderful marine species that live within the waters of the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park; we have developed a special program of activities that showcase these creatures to coincide with Park of the Month, Immerse Yourself, the school holidays and Christmas and New Year break,” Mr Davison said.

“Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkrangers and subject experts will lead three diverse walks through different parts of the park for the community to participate in, while Nature Play SA, in collaboration with park rangers and staff, have put together a list of 40 self-guided things to do in the Park throughout the year.

“Visitors can join a twilight walk on 28 and 30 December through the old Inneston township to hear the fascinating story of the Tammar wallaby and see them come out to graze after the sun goes down.

“On 2 and 3 January, learn about the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park and walk on the low tide reef, discovering some of the sea creatures and birds that feed and live in and on the intertidal reef zones.

“BirdLife Australia will lead a beach walk on 14 January focussing on Australia’s most threatened beach-nesting bird, the Hooded Plover, the efforts to improve breeding success and their quirky breeding behaviours.”

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkmakes a wonderful destination for family holidays offering something for everyone, with beaches ranging from sheltered coves to exceptional surf breaks, extensive native wildlife and bushwalks, the historic Inneston township, and accommodation options including seven campgrounds spread across the park and six heritage houses.

For more information about the activities on offer over the school holidays, call the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National ParkVisitor Information Centre on 8854 3205.

Click here to book accommodation at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.

More information

Communications Coordinator

88413444

Jessica.Henderson@sa.gov.au