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Parks and Gardens

Our passion

Take the time to enjoy the beauty of South Australia. Visit beautiful parks and gardens. See rare and amazing wildlife in amazing locations.

Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australia

The Adelaide Botanic Garden is among the most beautiful in Australia. See waterlilies as tall as you are (maybe taller) and lush, green grass. Let tree-lined walkways guide you. Pack a picnic and let the musical birds serenade you.

Adelaide and beyond

You can also visit the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the Adelaide Hills. There are miles of nature walks and a pretty lake to lounge alongside. At the Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood, you’ll discover water-wise plants and delicate butterflies.

National parks

There are national parks and wetlands throughout South Australia, from the Murray River to the outback and peninsulas. Magnificent pelicans will open their enormous beaks and stand one-legged on pylons like statues.

South Australia’s national parks are perfect for nature walks. Walk among glaring white sand dunes and thick, wooded forests. Camp over for a night or two at beachfront sites. Be surrounded by stunning, natural beauty.

Marine parks

South Australia has 19 new marine parks which are home to many iconic species such as the southern right whale, great white shark, leafy sea dragon and the Australian sea lion. Shark cage diving at Neptune Islands, off the coast of Port Lincoln, and walking among sea lions on Kangaroo Island are some of the experiences on offer in the marine parks.

Zoos and wildlife

Did someone say wildlife? We’ve got plenty! Swim with playful sea lions and dolphins. Spot inquisitive kangaroos and lazy koalas. Whales cruise by in the winter months and are a grand sight to behold.

National Landscapes

Amazing landscapes will take your breath away. Fly over Wilpena Pound in a plane. The huge amphitheatre will leave you speechless.

Marvel at the Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island. These mammoth rock formations have been carved away by the winds, leaving intriguing shapes and grooves.

Gasp in awe at the brilliant blue bays of the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula. It truly is a sight to behold. The huge cliffs along the Murray River will make the perfect lookout. The fiery colours at sunset will warm your soul.

Open gardens

On a smaller scale but equally impressive, are the South Australian gardens that participate in Australia's Open Garden Scheme. The scheme "opens" private gardens to the public. Ever wanted to stroll through an English-inspired garden? Perhaps you’d like to see our native plants and flowers in all their glory?

Experience the parks and gardens of South Australia.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.

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