Park of the Month | Innes National Park | Jan 2020

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January Park of the Month – Innes National Park

Innes National Park is the National Parks & Wildlife Service’s Park of the Month for January. Everyone is invited to celebrate Innes National Park this January.

Located on the south-western tip of Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park is a favourite for camping, fishing and surfing. The coastal wilderness is home to abundant wildlife and spectacular coastal views of the rugged Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park coastline. The park is about a 3 – 4 hour drive from Adelaide and is fully accessible to 2WD vehicles. It’s perfect for day visits and a paradise for beach lovers.

There is something for everyone at Innes. Visit one of the lighthouses and the shipwreck of the Ethel to learn about the tumultuous maritime history of South Australia. Explore historic Inneston, an abandoned township surrounded by bushland. Take a stroll from your campsite down to the beach for a spot of fishing, or base yourself in one of the restored heritage cottages dotted throughout historic Inneston.

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What’s on this month:

ENDANGERED SPECIES DRAWING WORKSHOP

Saturday 4 January 2020 | 11am – 12:30pm

Children’s author and illustrator Paul Rutter will teach participants to draw the endangered species that will be reintroduced to the Southern Yorke Peninsula in partnership with the Great Southern Ark Project. Suitable for children over 5 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

Meeting point: Stenhouse Bay Hall, Innes National Park
Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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RANGER GUIDED TAMMAR WALLABY NIGHT WALK

Monday 6 January 2020 | 8:45pm – 10:30pm

Join the rangers and search for the once locally extinct tammar wallaby. A shy, nocturnal creature which was re-introduced to Innes National Park over a decade ago now has a strong breeding population. Learn the story of their re-discovery on an island in New Zealand, breeding program and successful re-introduction, as you walk through the historic mining township of Inneston. Suitable for children over 5 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

What to bring: torch, fully enclosed shoes, waterproof jacket (if required), insect repellent, minimum 1 litre of water, camera (optional)
Meeting point: Entrance to Inneston Heritage Village, Innes National Park
Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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RANGER GUIDED REEF AND BEACH RAMBLE 

Saturday 11 January 2020 | 9am – 12pm

Explore the intertidal reef zone at low tide and discover the vast array of creatures and plants that call these important ecosystems home. Join the rangers for an informative talk and learn about the importance of Marine Parks and protecting these reefs. Then travel to Pondalowie Bay for the ramble. Suitable for children over 5 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

What to bring: sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt and sunglasses), enclosed shoes that can get wet (NO THONGS), minimum 1 litre of water, snacks, camera (optional)
Meeting point: Innes National Park Visitor Information Centre, Stenhouse Bay, Innes National Park
Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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BEACH YOGA

Saturday 11 January 2020 | 8:30am

Go and experience a connection with nature while relaxing with yoga on one of Innes National Park’s stunning beaches. Join local yoga instructor Meg from Meggie Moon Yoga for a truly memorable experience. Suitable for children over 5 and must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

What to bring: towel or yoga mat, sun protection, minimum 1 litre of water
Meeting point: Innes National Park Visitor Information Centre, Stenhouse Bay (Beach location will be advised on the day)
Bookings: This event is FREE but registration is essential.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

See the Ranger Tips for Innes National Park HERE

See Parks SA’s How to Spend a Day at Innes National Park HERE

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

What  January Park of the Month – Innes National Park 

When:    January 2020 | See activity dates above

Where:   Innes National Park | Inneston

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Parks SA website

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