26 September 2023

Murraylands Park of the Month for August

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The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is celebrating South Australia’s Murraylands network which has been chosen ’Park of the Month’ for August.

Stretching from the River Murray mouth to the Victorian border, vast tracts of native vegetation are conserved through the Murraylands network of national parks.

They provide important habitat for many significant plant and animal species and are great places to enjoy activities such as bushwalking, birdwatching, camping, canoeing and four-wheel-drive touring.

District Ranger for the NPWS, Paul Gillen has worked in the Murraylands region for 16 years.

“There are some remarkable places out this way when you take the time to notice the small things such as the changes through the season or an orchid bursting to life,” Mr Gillen said.

“Many of the parks provide an opportunity to get a sense of solitude as they are expansive and often you may be the only one there.”

He said anyone looking for some solitude and somewhere to escape busy city life would find it in the Murraylands parks.

“They are great for a day trip with places like Kinchina Conservation Park, just 50 minutes from Adelaide, or a weekend camping holiday in Ngarkat.”

During August, the NPWS has put together a program of events in national parks across the region.

Activities include nature journaling in Kinchina Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge; ranger-guided bushwalks at Nanam’s Well in Ngarkat Conservation Park and a Wombats After Dark campout in Brookfield Conservation Park.

More information about the Park of the Month and other events can be accessed at this PS News link.

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