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  •   Adelaide - Natural Attractions

•   Belair National Park
Belair National Park, in the southern suburbs, is one of the world's oldest national parks. It includes the old summer residence of the Governor of South Australia, and tours are available of this historic dwelling. There are walking trails, playgrounds and picnic facilities.

•   Mt Lofty Summit
Mt Lofty Summit provides spectacular views of the city in a bushland setting. Nearby, at Cleland Wildlife Park, you can walk freely amongst the animals.

•   Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park preserves important glacial features of the coastline. You can see fossils, folded rocks and evidence of ancient ice sheets.

•   Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is well worth a visit and can be reached by ferry from Glenelg or Cape Jervis south of Adelaide. There are several parks, the largest of which is Flinders Chase National Park with its eucalypt forests, the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral`s Arch. New Zealand fur seals are found in this area. Seal Bay Conservation Park is home to a colony of Australian sea lions and Cape Gamtheaume Conservation Park preserves the rugged and exposed southern coastline of the island.

•   Morialta Conservation Park
Morialta Conservation Park features rugged gorges and waterfalls. There are walks and rock climbing and abseiling areas.

•   Fleurieu Peninsula
A drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula yields dramatic coastal scenery, especially around Deep Creek Conservation Park. Southern Right whales can be seen between May and September, and Granite Island off Victor Harbour has a colony of fairy penguins.

•   Sandy Creek Conservation Park
The Sandy Creek Conservation Park is located in the Barossa region, north of Adelaide. It features open forest and woodland areas. A youth hostel is located in the park.

•   Mark Oliphant Conservation Park
This park protects an important part of the Adelaide Hills forest. There are walking tracks, a recreation area with picnic and barbeque facilities, an oval, tennis courts and grassy areas.

•   Para Wirra Recreation Park
Para Wirra Recreation Park lies north of the city and features bushland walking trails and native wildlife. Picnic and camping facilities are available. An admission fee applies.

•   Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
South of Adelaide, Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park protects rare plant species. There are walking trails to explore the park`s varied habitats.

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