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National Park of the Month – Innes National Park – January 2019

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Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various National Parks around South Australia. Each month will feature a new park to discover, and the Park of the Month for January is….


Over the Christmas holidays my Instagram feed was filled with all things Innes National Park… I wanted In on Innes and so should you!

So, where is Innes you ask? Innes National Park Innes National Park is located on the south-western tip of the Yorke Peninsula, approximately 300km by road from Adelaide via Port Wakefield, Ardrossan, Minlaton and Warooka.

and who would love it? There is something for everyone at Innes but keen surfers, campers and fisher(wo)men this is your national park paradise! Unfortunately mountain bikers are furry friends are not permitted.

What would my kids love the most?

Step back in time and explore the Inneston village and the ruins of an abandoned gypsum town along the Inneston Historic walk. It was a fully run town with 500 residents at its peak but by 1970 Inneston had become a ghost town as mining operations ceased. A very interesting walk through history.

Ahoy! Over 40 shipwrecks lay off the coast of Innes National Park and the Southern Yorke Peninsula. Visit the rusted relics of the park’s most famous wreck,  The wreck is not always visible, it depends on the sand movements at the time.

Swim and Relax at Dolphin Beach and the white white sand and crystal blue water.

Take a picnic to the West Cape picnic area, where the spectacular coastline will amaze you !

Fish for salmon at Browns beach

Surfs Up! Grab the boogie board or surf board and go body boarding at Pondalowie Bay

Visit West Cape or Cape Spencer Lighthouse or hit the trail on one of the many walks within the park.

Where do I stay?

Camp under millions of stars at one of Innes National Parks campgrounds or a variety of self contained accommodation.

When should I go?

This is a great park to visit all year round. Summer is warm and dry, great for camping and perfect for the beach.  Autumn is cooler and best suited to bushwalking and sightseeing. In spring, you’ll be rewarded with a park in magnificent colour as the wildflowers bloom.

Winter transforms the park into a fresh green landscape, with wild seas and large surf.

What is happening in Summer?

For some great ideas checkout our Innes Itinerary and for organised Park of the Month activities see below.

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Mum of 3. 6 year old Winnie and her new baby sister Ziggy who was born last year and one 4 legged sausage dog called Frank David. I work from home with my own graphic design business and love watching this little community of Kids in Adelaide-ers grow

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