Christmas opening hours

News release
18 December 2018

Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season!

All offices in the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR) region will be closed from Tuesday 25 December through to Tuesday 1 January, reopening Wednesday 2 January. 

The Natural Resources AMLR Eastwood office will close from 3 pm on 24 December. All other Natural Resources offices in this region will close from 12 noon that day.

Christmas opening times of some popular parks is as follows:

  • Belair National Park: gates closed on Christmas Day, but open to walkers.
  • Morialta Conservation Park: open on Christmas Day. The Stradbroke Rd gate will be open for access to the nature playground, and the First Falls Rd entrance will be closed to traffic, but open to walkers.
  • Para Wirra Conservation Park: Gates closed Christmas Day, but accessible for camping. Those booked for camping are able to access the parks and have been contacted to make arrangements.

 A number of other sites in this region, managed by the Department for Environment and Water, have amended opening hours over the Christmas period.

Adelaide Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened hours of 9 am to 7 pm on public holidays.

Cleland Wildlife Park: Closed Christmas Day only.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened hours of 10 am to 6 pm on public holidays. Closed on days of severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger.

Mount Lofty Summit: Closed Christmas Day, but the site is open to pedestrians. Open 10 am to 6 pm on New Year’s Day.

Waterfall Gully carpark: Remains open during the period.

State Flora nurseries: Belair: Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and on days of catastrophic fire danger. Murray Bridge: Closed from 25 December, reopening on 2 January.

Wittunga Botanic Garden: Open every day, with shortened opening hours of 10 am to 6 pm on public holidays.

Please note: parks and reserves are closed on days of catastrophic fire danger, and may be closed at other times if weather presents a risk to the public.

This web page has the most up-to-date information regarding park closures, or follow @SAEnvirWater on Twitter.

Please visit the CFS for fire rating information.


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