Sturt Gorge Recreation Park education pack

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

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. The park conserves the nationally threatened greybox grassy woodland vegetation which was once abundant across southern Australia. The park is also home to a rock formation, known as sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial material dropped from ice floating in the ocean that covered South Australia 800 million years ago.

The new land addition of Craigburn Farm has increased the park area considerably. It has been developed into a major revegetation site, and a destination for mountain bike riding and hiking with a high class network of new trails which offers the opportunity to observe the oldest rocks in the park and their surrounding grasslands and open woodlands.

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

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park brochure - available for download from park website
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park map
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park - Craigburn Farm trails map

Teaching and learning resources

Virtual tour

Identification Resources

Native Plants and Fungi

Grey box 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