Find it at: Upper Sturt Road, Belair

Belair National Park is a set within beautiful natural bushland and features loads of picnic areas, tennis courts and an range of walking trails. It is an ideal place to get your kids outdoors and active. The park is home to some of the Adelaide Hills significant heritage attractions, including Old Government House and the State Flora Nursery. Situated in the Mount Lofty Ranges, it remains one of the few relatively undisturbed areas of native vegetation in the region, making it an important refuge for native animals. Recent upgrades have significantly improved the picnic and visitor facilities. You can walk your dog too, providing it remains under your control on a lead.

Where: 13km south east of Adelaide. Access is via Upper Sturt Road, Belair. Public transport from Adelaide CBD is available.

Cost: Visit the National Parks SA website for information about fees for vehicles, hire or facilities and entry.

Opening Hours:

8am to sunset all year round, except Christmas Day

The park information office is open from 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4.30pm on weekends and public holidays.

Old Government House buildings are open from 1pm-4pm on Sunday and public holidays only.

Things to know:

– Sunscreen, hat and picnic gear is recommended

– If it’s a total fire ban in the Mount Lofty Ranges then the park may be closed

– There are tennis courts, oval, picnic grounds and pavilions for hire

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