Onkaparinga River National Park | National Parks SA Park of the Month | August 2017

Park of the month for August 2017 is Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun and free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park throughout the month of August 2017.

Whether you are a regular to this park or want to visit of the first time, be sure to head along – there is something for everyone!

What’s on in August:

Plant at the Camp

  • Date: Sunday 13 August 2017
  • Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Join the rangers and the Friends of Onkaparinga Park for a planting day at the new campground. This is a great opportunity to see the new facilities while supporting the work of the rangers and friends by helping revegetate the area in preparation for a spring opening.

This event is suitable for the whole family and training will be given. Lunch will be provided.

CLICK HERE for Plant at the camp information and bookings.

Ranger Guided Walks

  • Date: Sunday 27 August 2017
  • Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm AND 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Join the rangers on a guided walk of the new trail network at Onkaparinga River National Park. The walk will follow the new trails and visit the new Punchbowl lookout with incredible views across the national park. During the walk, the rangers will share their in-depth knowledge with you.

CLICK HERE for ranger guided walk information and bookings.

Climb and Abseil Adventure Days   ALL BOOKED OUT

Dates and times:

  • Saturday 12 August 2017  |  9.00am–12.00pm & 1.00pm–4.00pm
  • Sunday 20 August 2017  |  9.00am–12.00pm & 1.00pm–4.00pm
  • Saturday 26 August 2017  |  9.00am–12.00pm & 1.00 pm–4.00pm

Come and join the qualified climbing instructors from Outgrow on a family adventure climb and abseil at Onkaparinga Gorge. No climbing experience is required and all safety equipment and tuition will be provided on the day. The sessions are open to children aged 8 and above.

CLICK HERE for climb and abseil adventure days information and bookings.

The parks are located 35km south of Adelaide. Access the Recreation Park from River Road, Noarlunga Downs and from Commercial and Sauerbiers Roads, Seaford Meadows. The main walking trails in the National Park are on the northern side of the gorge from Piggott Range Road.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Parks SA website.

What:  National Parks SA Park of the Month

WhenAugust 2017 (see activity dates above)

Where:  Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park  |  Blewitt Springs/Onkaparinga Hills | see map here

Who: Everyone

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