Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Flinders Chase National Park | July 2015

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Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.

Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and encourage children and families to experience a range of landscapes, flora and fauna while taking part in fun nature based activities.

July 2015 Park of the Month is Flinders Chase National Park

Located on the beautiful and iconic Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is part of a vast area of wilderness known for its geology and unique wildlife.

Start your adventure at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre where you can learn about the local history and unique flora and fauna such as goannas, wallabies, platypuses and native orchids that call the park home. Discover the network of walking trails and boardwalks that meander through the park – you may even encounter some local wildlife.

The park features the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch as well as a colony of long-nosed fur seals at Cape du Couedic.

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This July come and experience a range of activities hosted by the park’s friendly staff from fungi forays to orienteering; there are plenty of things for children to do with their families. In addition to these activities the park offers self-guided walking and driving tours and views of amazing geological features.

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Self-guided Activities for Kids

Collect an activity pack from the front counter of Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre and begin your adventures which include a scavenger hunt activity sheet, quizzes and colouring sheets for kids that encourage families to explore the park and learn about its history, plants and animals.

Nature Play Passports

These passports are your kid’s ticket to an amazing childhood filled with loads of fun adventures outside. Outdoor activities include visit a National Park (you can tick this one off as soon as you get there!), climbing trees, finding tadpoles, and camping out under the stars. Lots of these can be done in Flinders Chase National Park.

Guided Nature Walk

  • Where: Meet at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre
  • When: 18 July 2015, 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • What better way to explore the park than with a passionate ranger! On this 1.5km Heritage Walk you will learn about the park’s fascinating history as well as the plants and animals that call the park home.

Kids Fungi Foray

  • Where: Meet at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre
  • When: 7, 8, 9 July 2015, 11:00am – 11:45am
  • Join a knowledgeable ranger and learn about the wonderful world of fungi in the park. See what species we can find and discover all of the different shapes, sizes and the bright colours. Then finish up pretending you’re a fungi making a network of mycelium! Come and check it out.

A Seal of Distinction

  • Where: Admirals Arch car park
  • When: 19 July 2015, 11:00am to 11:30am
  • Ever wondered what the difference is between a fur seal and sea lion? Here is your opportunity to find out and learn more about our unique wildlife. Join a ranger-guided tour to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

Beginner’s Orienteering

  • Where: Meet at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre
  • When: 15 July 2015, 11:00am to 11:45am
  • Are you any good with directions? Learn how to be an explorer with a very basic beginners orienteering course around the Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre precinct and test your map reading skills and enjoy running around in nature.

Shackle Road Airstrip Revegetation Project

  • Where: Meet at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre
  • When: 27 June 2015, 9:30 for a 10:00am start
  • The Friends of Parks KI Western Districts are so excited about Flinders Chase National Park being Nature Play Park of the month that they are doing an early activity!
  • Come and join the dedicated volunteers to help plant trees to revegetate the former Shackle Road airstrip. Equipment provided.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Nature Play SA website.

What: Nature Play SA Park of the Month

When: July 2015

Where:  Flinders Chase National Park

Who: Families/All Ages

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