Innes National Park is the place to be

Beaches: Innes National Park will host a number of family friendly activities throughout January. Photo: Peter Fisher, South Australian Tourism Commission.
Beaches: Innes National Park will host a number of family friendly activities throughout January. Photo: Peter Fisher, South Australian Tourism Commission.

While the Mid North and Clare Valley is a great place to holiday, if you’re looking to get away from the towns you see regularly consider Innes National Park this January. 

Throughout the month of January, Innes National Park will be a hive of activity as it is celebrated as Park of the Month – an initiative encouraging children and families to get into South Australia’s outdoors.

Innes National Park ranger in charge Mark Davison said a number of fun ranger guided and self-guided activities would provide children and families with an opportunity to explore the environment and discover why it’s so important to protect it.

“Innes National Park is home to kangaroos, Tammar wallabies, emus, Mallee fowl, pygmy possums, hooded plovers and a whole host of weird and wonderful marine species that live within the waters of the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park,” Mr Davison said.

“We have developed a special program of activities that showcase these creatures to coincide with Park of the Month, the school holidays and Christmas and New Year break.”

“...Monday 21 January, join our Rangers for an informative talk and learn about the importance of Marine Parks and protecting these reefs, then travel to Pondalowie Bay for a reef ramble.”

Mr Davison said visitors could explore the intertidal reef zone at low tide and discover the vast array of creatures and plants that call these important ecosystems home.

“BirdLife Australia will lead a beach walk on Friday, January 11, focusing on Australia’s most threatened beach-nesting bird, the Hooded Plover, the efforts to improve breeding success and their quirky breeding behaviours.”

Innes National Park makes a wonderful destination for family holidays offering something for everyone, with beaches ranging from sheltered coves to exceptional surf breaks, extensive native wildlife and bushwalks, the historic Inneston township, and accommodation options including seven campgrounds spread across the park and six heritage houses. 

For more information about the activities on offer throughout January, call the Innes National Park Visitor Information Centre on 8854 3205 or visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/get-inspired/park-of-the-month/january-park-of-the-month-innes

To book accommodation at Innes National Park, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Yorke_Peninsula/innes-national-park