Park of the month fun at Cleland Conservation Park

News release
02 April 2018

See elusive nocturnal animals, join a ranger on a guided walk to Mount Lofty, try mountain biking or even trail running, or hike the Heysen Trail in Cleland Conservation Park this April.

The conservation park will be hosting a range of great activities throughout April as part of National Parks South Australia’s Park of the Month series.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Ranger in Charge Jen Pitman said the park was one of Adelaide’s perennial favourites, being home to Waterfall Gully, Cleland Wildlife Park and Mount Lofty Summit.

“Cleland Conservation Park has a wonderful network of walking and cycling trails, letting you enjoy native wildlife, waterfalls, spectacular views of the hills and beyond, and unique cultural heritage,” she said.

“The walk from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is one of the most popular in the Adelaide Hills, with the trail attracting about 500,000 walkers a year.

“At the moment, the trail is only open on weekends, as we are doing works to repair damage from the 2016 storms, but there are alternative routes in place for weekdays.

“The conservation park is a great place for birdwatching, with species ranging from yellow-tailed black cockatoos and sacred kingfishers to superb fairy wrens and eastern spinebills.

“And of course Cleland Wildlife Park is one of Adelaide’s must-visit destinations, where you can get up close and personal with beautiful native animals like koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils.”

Park of the Month is designed to give people of all ages a taste of the activities on offer in South Australia’s parks and reserves.

Cleland has a mix of free and paid activities on offer throughout April, including:

Crafers to Mt Lofty guided ranger walk (free)
Saturday, 21 April and Sunday, 22 April

Cleland Wildlife Park night walks
Friday, 13 April and Friday, 27 April

Cleland Wildlife Park Feather, fur and scales self-guided trail
Saturday, 14 to Sunday, 29 April

Mount Lofty bike trip with Escape Goat
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Friends of the Heysen Trail hike (free)
Sunday, 8 April

Cleland Parkrun (free)
Every Saturday

Bookings and more information

Bookings are necessary for all events, you can get more information and reserve your place on the parks website.

Get information on Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit trail detours.

More information

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges