Explore Adelaide’s newest national park with a guided tour

26 Mar 2021 environment
Explore Adelaide’s newest national park with a guided tour

Have you been to Glenthorne National Park yet? South Australia’s newest national park is located only a short drive away at O’Halloran Hill and is one of the Marshall Liberal Government’s innovative environmental initiatives.

We’re creating a uniquely urban national park, woven into the southern suburbs, with a focus on nature conservation, recreational opportunities and personal wellbeing.

To secure this incredible opportunity, the government saved the 208 hectare Glenthorne Farm from seemingly inevitable housing development and has put together a master plan in close consultation with the community. This can be viewed by clicking here.

The vision for the site includes the state’s largest nature playground; a network of walking trails; and a massive revegetation project, which will see hundreds of thousands of trees and shrubs established over the coming years (already 35,000 have gone into the ground).

Glenthorne has an eclectic social history and an inspiring conservation future.

If you’d like to hear more about the vision for the site, I will be hosting a special guided tour this autumn with South Australia’s Minister for Environment and Water, Hon David Speirs MP, acting as our guide.

This will be a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of this project and see the site at its best. If you’re interested in coming along, please get in touch with my office by emailing [email protected] or phoning 8374 1939.

For those who can’t get to the tour, the new national park is open from dawn til dusk, every day of the week, and is accessed via Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill.