Parks in our region

The Northern and Yorke region is one of the most diverse in South Australia, with a unique natural environment, endangered species, geological formations and rich cultural history.

National and conservation parks are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia primarily for conservation purposes, with a focus on protecting threatened species by controlling pest plants and animals.

Parks in our region

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The two most impressive national parks are Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park and Mount Remarkable National Park. Both offer extensive walking trails with dramatic scenery and the chance to see some of the wonderful native wildlife in the region. There are also excellent visitor facilities and site interpretation in both parks.

Online booking system

You are required to book and pay online for your visit to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park and Mount Remarkable National Park – including park entry fees, camping and accommodation. Cash payments will no longer be taken at these parks. The Visitor Information Centre at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park has a self-service station with a computer for credit card payments.

For camping bookings, it is best to book early if you’re planning to visit during peak periods such as long weekends and school holidays as the campgrounds are in high demand. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Marine Parks

To help protect both native species and the beautiful marine environment they call home, South Australia has created a system of marine parks as an investment in the state’s future.

Protecting nursery areas and other critical habitats will result in stronger, healthier fish populations in the long term, and what is good for fish is also good for the marine food chain and for both recreational and commercial fishing.

Sanctuary zones

The sanctuary zones within marine parks are important for conservation, and do not allow fishing, mining, dredging, aquaculture or trawling. These sanctuary zones give marine animals places to retreat for breeding, caring for young and growing to adulthood. It also provides opportunities for nature-based tourism, education and research.

Marine park sanctuary zones have been carefully designed to avoid popular recreational fishing areas; and access to jetties, boat ramps and popular beaches are not affected. The sanctuary zones only take up six per cent of South Australian waters, leaving plenty of places to wet a line.

The Northern and Yorke region remains one of the best places in the state to enjoy nature and to get fresh, locally-caught seafood, whether you have reeled it in yourself or one of the local fishers has caught it for you.

Find out more about marine parks in the Yorke Peninsula and the Upper Spencer Gulf.

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