Cleland Conservation Park education pack

The resources listed below make up the components of the schools in parks education pack for Cleland Conservation Park. Please download the most appropriate resources for your visit.

Cleland Conservation Park conserves an important area of bushland situated in the Adelaide Hills face zone. A fantastic network of walking and cycling trails introduces you to the diverse native wildlife, cultural heritage and spectacular views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounds.

One of South Australia's most popular walking trails traverses this unique area from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit.

There is also a selection of trails and fire tracks where you can ride your mountain bike on shared use trails within the park. Some of these popular trails include the Cleland link trail between Crafers and Mt Lofty, Wine Shanty trail, Chambers and Adventure loops.

Also situated with Cleland Conservation Park is Cleland Wildlife Park. The Wildlife Park offers a range of education programs are fun and interactive. They focus on environmental, biodiversity and conservation topics and are facilitated by experienced education officers.

Pre-visit information

SA National Parks Guide
SA National Parks Guide - Go Bushwalking
Safety information - hills and bush fact sheet
St John’s First aid factsheets; Snake bite and Spider bites

Park specific information

Cleland Conservation Park brochure - available for download from park website
Cleland Conservation Park flora - alphabetical
Cleland Conservation Park flora - family
Cleland Conservation Park walking trail map
Cleland Conservation park bike trail map
40 Things to do in Cleland Wildlife and Conservation Park

Teaching and learning resources

Virtual tour and accompanying teaching resources

A virtual tour of selected sites within Cleland Conservation Park has been developed, along with accompanying resources providing examples of how to utilise a bushland setting as an outdoor learning space. The outdoor learning opportunities are linked to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Identification Resources

Native Plants and Fungi

Stringybark forest

Manna gum woodland

Orchids

Fungi

Birds

Aquatic macroinvertebrates

Butterflies

Frogs

Fish

Ants

Units of Work

Biodiversity

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Teacher information packs

Biodiversity

Frogs

Catchments/Freshwater

Birds

Ants

Fact sheets

Birds

Mammals

Plants

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges