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Natural Spectacles In Adelaide Parks

Adelaide is rightly termed as the city of parks and gardens. It has a vast number of beautiful gardens which make up for a major tourist attraction of the place. The quiet city is unlike other major cities which are always buzzing with people and traffic. However, in terms of popularity index it is no less than any other major tourist attractions. There are plenty of options for the tourists to enjoy the stay in the city and the accommodation options are also available to suit every pocket and every budget. The Econo Lodge Adelaide City Park, for example, is a great accommodation option for those who would like to pay the city a visit without going too hard on the pocket. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful parks one can check out during the stay.

  • Belair National Park

Set up in 1891, Belair is the eighth among the national parks in the world in terms of age. Just 9 km (5 miles) from Adelaide, it stands out amongst the most well known parks in South Australia. Tennis courts and the pavilions are accessible to the visitors only on rent and picnic spots are available all across the park. Guests can wander through the tall eucalypt woods and cool valleys, and see kangaroos, emus, echidnas and other local untamed life. During the time of the spring season numerous local plants and flowers blossom. The recreation centre is shut at times in summer on days of great flame risk due to heat. Inside of the recreation centre is the Old Government House, Built in 1859 as the representative’s late spring habitation. It offers an insight into the colonial lifestyle of the gentry.

Train Routes: from Adelaide.

Telephone No: (08) 8278 5477.

Official Timings: 8am-4:30pm.

Holidays: 25 Dec.

  • Warrawong Sanctuary

Warrawong Sanctuary endeavours to stop the shocking patterns of past few years which have seen the death of 32 species of mammals from South Australia. Just 20 km (13 miles) from Adelaide, through the town of Stirling, the 32 ha (80 acres) of exclusive local bush land is encompassed by a vermin-verification wall. Into this environment Warrawong’s proprietors have put 15 species of mammals, a significant number of which have already died and these are facing the risk of extinction. The species includes potoroos, bettongs, and quolls. Warrawong Sanctuary is also the only known effective platypus breeding project in Australia. Guided tours are held all throughout the day, but this need to be booked in advance. Settlement and dinners are also available at the place.

Telephone No: (08) 8370 9197.

Transport Routes: Aldgate.

Official Timings: 6:30am-10pm day by day.

Authority Holidays: 25 Dec.

  • Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park

Found 12 km (7 miles) south of Naracoorte is the Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park. Inside of this 600-ha (1,500 acres) park, there are 60 known caves, the most remarkable of which is the Victoria Cave, which has been set on the World Heritage List because of the amazing fossil stores found here in 1969. Guided voyages through this and three different caves are available for the tourists. From November to February a large number of twisted wing bats come to breed in the Maternity Cave. They can be seen leaving the cave altogether at nightfall to sustain. Access to this cavern is illegal, however guests can see within by means of infra-red cameras in the recreation centre.

Telephone No: (08) 8762 2340.

Train Routes: from Adelaide.

Official Timings: 9am-5pm every day.

Authority Holidays: 25

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