Belair National Park, Belair

(4.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you love the outdoors, then you must visit Belair. Enjoy clean picnic areas, large ovals, tennis courts and designated paths perfect for gentle walks. Sure to spot a koala and plenty of birdlife! A...  more »
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to fully explore this amazing slice of heaven however in just a couple of very short visits we have seen kangaroos, emus, koalas and a multitude of birds. So many e...  more »
  • This was my first ever visit to the Belair National Park, a pleasant surprise to be followed by many more in the future. It is the oldest National Park in South Australia & the second oldest in Austra...  more »
  • Beautiful national park with all levels of walking trails. There is a plant nursery in the middle which is highly recommended. The staff is very knowledge and happy to help.
  • Well serviced and well resourced. It seems massive resources are allocated to a few "selected" parks whilst many are badly neglected. I suggest to visit the Belair Native Plant Nursery within the park, which provides a great range of Australian native plant.
  • A wonderful national Park where there is so much to see and do or even just relax outdoors. Well maintained parklands
  • I loved it. Beautiful trails, lots of wildlife (koalas, birds, kangaroos), nice views all the way to the ocean. Did the waterfall hike but, of course, there was no water ;).
  • Closest and best national park to any major city in the world. Such a lucky spot in Adelaide