Belair National Park, Belair

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Belair National Park is a protected area located at Belair in South Australia, 13km south of Adelaide city centre and which covers an area of 835ha. It was proclaimed in 1891 and was the first national park in South Australia, second in Australia and the tenth in the world. The national park lies within the Adelaide Hills and Mitcham council area, and forms part of a chain of protected areas located along the Adelaide Hills Face Zone. The national park is administered by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.DescriptionThe Belair National Park has excellent recreation and social facilities within an outdoor environment. There are many areas of interest within the park, including Old Government House, the Nursery, Playford Lake and the Adventure Playground. It has numerous tennis courts and ovals, and has walking, bike and horse-riding trails. The national park has an outstanding presentation of the State’s native fauna, attracting visitors, showcasing the State’s park system and contributing to the community awareness of the natural environment. Some species of fauna commonly encountered in the national park include the southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), brown tree frog ((Litoria ewingii) and shingleback lizard (Tiliqua rugosa).
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  • October 3, 2017
    Went on a Sunday for a picnic, 12$ to enter but all goes towards the park. Lovely grounds, nice playground for the kids. But really you come here for the walks and nature, it is well worth the effort....  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Went here today with my daughters school for a school excursion. Have to say this is an amazing park and I really only touched on one area in the park. It really is a beautiful place to go. And I'm su...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    I cycle through the park every day, usually in the evening. It is the most beautiful place, very well maintained with very good facilities for visitors. It is a great area to go for peace and tranquil...  more »
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  • September 1, 2017
    A place to spend the day exploring, take a walk around one of the hiking loop tracks and follow easy directions from signs to ensure you don't get lost. You could try orienteering using the permanent courses set up (download and print a map online or get one at the park), have a game of tennis, or just relax with a barbeque and watch the kids play on the adventure playground. Just make sure you clean up after yourself and be mindful of nature to ensure the park stays healthy and usable for everyone.
  • September 18, 2017
    Came here to pick blackberries one summer day. The park charges you to drive into the grounss but you can park across the road and walk into the park unless you're carrying heavy objects in which case it might be too far to walk. Lots of trails, good for pooches too
  • June 17, 2017
    I've been coming to Belair National Park all my life. It is hard to beat the convenience of a park which is so close to Adelaide, and chock-a-block full of amenities. The State Flora nursery (within its confines) is worth visiting too.
  • August 29, 2017
    A real gem hidden in the suburbs (edge of the Adelaide Hills). There are so many great loop walks here, you can visit many times and have a unique experience every time.
  • July 26, 2017
    I haven't really explored the place much but it is very large with a lot of BBQs, toilets and eating areas around the place. There is a playground and a lake. Not sure when the food van by the playground opens - there was a sign saying it was open but it was closed when we went on a weekend in the school holidays. Maybe they closed due to the drizzly weather?

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