Nature-based tourism

The government is seeking to enhance our eco-sensitive tourism options to bring in more visitors and help enhance and protect our natural environment.

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Adelaide named the world’s second National Park City
11 Dec 2021

Adelaide named the world’s second National Park City

In a major international coup for South Australia, Adelaide has been named the world’s second National Park City which will further enhance the city’s reputation as the most liveable in the country.

New $10 million Cleland nature-based experience unveiled
28 Nov 2021

New $10 million Cleland nature-based experience unveiled

The Adelaide Hills are set to become home to a new world-class nature-based experience with plans unveiled today for a $10 million wilderness retreat to be nestled among the trees within Cleland Wildlife Park.

Adelaide named as one of the world’s top destinations for 2022
26 Nov 2021

Adelaide named as one of the world’s top destinations for 2022

Adelaide has been named one of the world’s top destinations for 2022 in the latest National Geographic Traveller hot list, one of only two Australian destinations to feature.

$1.8 million boost for SA’s nature-based tourism sector
20 Nov 2021

$1.8 million boost for SA’s nature-based tourism sector

Visitors will soon get extra opportunities to mountain bike through some of Cudlee Creek’s most challenging terrain, experience upgraded accommodation in Belair and wake up in the beautiful Limestone Cost region at South Australia’s newest glamping site.

Works start at newly created Nilpena Ediacara National Park
13 Sep 2021

Works start at newly created Nilpena Ediacara National Park

Construction is underway at South Australia’s newest national park, to create a spectacular new $3.3 million fossil experience in the northern Flinders Ranges.

Record visitor numbers for South Australia’s national parks
27 Jun 2021

Record visitor numbers for South Australia’s national parks

South Australia’s national parks are experiencing record levels of popularity as we head into school holidays next weekend.

Aldinga Washpool to become a protected area
19 Jun 2021

Aldinga Washpool to become a protected area

One of Adelaide’s last remaining coastal freshwater and estuarine lagoon systems will form part of a new conservation park at Aldinga with the Marshall Liberal Government stepping in to protect the area from potential housing development.

Cleland’s koala feeding experience returns for long weekend
05 Jun 2021

Cleland’s koala feeding experience returns for long weekend

Cleland Wildlife Park’s hugely popular koala feeding experience is set to return this June long weekend for the first time after they were put on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

South Australia to get Australia’s biggest national park
16 May 2021

South Australia to get Australia’s biggest national park

South Australia could soon be home to the largest national park in Australia, with the proposal to create the Munga-Thirri–Simpson Desert National Park.

Flinders Ranges one step closer to World Heritage status
02 May 2021

Flinders Ranges one step closer to World Heritage status

South Australia has taken a significant step in gaining World Heritage status for parts of the Flinders Ranges after the nomination was placed on Australia’s Tentative List for World Heritage.