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Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Hills

Parks and national parks in Adelaide & South Australia

Take a stroll through the stunning Adelaide Botanic Garden. Venture further to see national parks, marine parks, open gardens and more.

Relax in our parks and gardens

Take the time to enjoy South Australia's botanic gardens. Visit beautiful parks and gardens and see rare wildlife in amazing locations.

The Adelaide Botanic Garden is one of the most beautiful in Australia. See water lilies as tall as you are (maybe taller) and lush, green grass. Let tree-lined walkways guide you. Pack a picnic and let the birds serenade you.

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens' historic Palm House

The Adelaide Botanic Garden's stunning Palm House is surrounded by lush canopies and rare plants.

Adelaide and beyond

You can also visit the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the Adelaide Hills. There are miles of nature walks and a pretty lake to lounge alongside. At the Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood, you’ll discover water-wise plants and delicate butterflies.

National parks

There are national parks and wetlands throughout South Australia, from the Murray River to the outback and peninsulas. Magnificent pelicans will open their enormous beaks and stand one-legged on pylons like statues.

South Australia’s national parks are perfect for nature walks. Walk among towering white sand dunes and thick, wooded forests. Camp over for a night or two at beachfront sites. Be surrounded by stunning, natural beauty.

Marine parks

South Australia has many marine parks which are home to iconic species such as the southern right whale, great white shark, leafy sea dragon and Australian sea lion. Shark cage diving off the Neptune Islands and walking among sea lions on Kangaroo Island are must-do experiences.

Zoos and wildlife

Did someone say wildlife? We’ve got plenty! Swim with playful sea lions and dolphins. Spot inquisitive kangaroos and lazy koalas. Whales cruise by in the winter months and are a grand sight to behold.

Stunning landscapes

Amazing landscapes will take your breath away. Fly over Wilpena Pound in a plane. The huge amphitheatre will leave you speechless.

Marvel at the Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island. These mammoth rock formations have been carved away by the winds, leaving intriguing shapes and grooves.

See the brilliant blue bays of the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula. They are truly a sight to behold. 

Open gardens

On a smaller scale, but equally impressive are the South Australian gardens that participate in Australia's Open Garden Scheme. The scheme "opens" private gardens to the public. Ever wanted to stroll through an English-inspired garden? Perhaps you’d like to see our native plants and flowers in all their glory.

See a list of South Australian parks and gardens below.

Explore South Australia on the trails less travelled

Explore winding trails, ancient ranges and be consumed by a land of flavour. Dive with predators of the deep or rise above Adelaide Oval.

Things to do in South Australia with kids & family

Find a long list of great ideas of what to do in Adelaide and South Australia on weekends and during the school holidays.