Belair National Park, Belair

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National Park
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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Reviews
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  • Great walking park. Good trails. Can take the dogs. See bird life, kangaroos and koalas. Heritage sites, native bush and landscaped long views of European trees and grassy areas. Tennis courts, good f...  more »
  • Fantastic place to relax or have a full on hike. Lots of different walks from easy to very invigarating. We did a 15km hike. Taking us around 3 and a half hours. The maps supplied are easy to follow. ...  more »
  • While visiting Adelaide we were looking for a place to go for a picnic and also somewhere to walk with a wheelchair. The Belair National Park is a vast wooded area with numerous walking/bike trails an...  more »
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  • 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