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Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin (2017)

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Download the 2017 Local Places Guide for a list of over 100 local wetlands, bushlands, parks and reserves to visit throughout the Murray-Darling Basin in South Australia. This is local travel in nature. The guide provides basic info highlighting facilities, special features and activities.

The guide includes:

  • Local parks, wetlands and bushland areas suited to families and school/group visits,
  • Local producers or businesses who offer provision for schools to visit and learn about farming, food production, food miles and/or natural resource management.
  • Locations suitable for large groups or school camps and excursions.
  • Suggestions for opportunities and activities to be undertaken at each site along with the facilities available.The latest version of the guide, along with many relevant ‘connecting with nature activities’ are available on our website:www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/samurraydarlingbasin/education

There are many ways to experience SA parks, including camping or getting hands on with conservation efforts as a volunteer.

State Parks

Park safety

As with visiting any natural environment, safety is an absolute priority. Before embarking on any wilderness activities, be sure to check for any park closures or fire bans and closures that may affect you.

Park management

Parks and reserves in South Australia are established and protected by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. This protected area system includes all reserves proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 and conservation reserves dedicated to the Minister under the Crown Land Management Act 2009.

A number of plans and strategies have been developed to guide how we look after our natural spaces and how people visit, use and enjoy South Australia’s national parks, marine parks and reserves. These strategies also aim to encourage more people to enjoy our state’s parks, learn about nature and get involved in conservation activities within, and beyond, park boundaries.

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