A newly proclaimed national park on the Fleurieu Peninsula will ensure threatened native animals and plant species will be protected for years to come – as well as providing new trails for mountain bikers and hikers.

The new Hindmarsh Valley National Park, a 423-hectare portion of land located south of Hindmarsh Tiers Road, is part of a $3 million project focused on delivering conservation and recreation outcomes on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Government of South Australia is committed to protecting the state’s natural environment by doubling the area covered by national parks, investing record levels of funding to boost conservation, increase visitor numbers and boost SA’s regional economies.

The proclamation of Hindmarsh Valley National Park will protect the area as an ecological haven for threatened species and create a nature-based tourism destination that adds to what is already offered at the nearby Myponga Reservoir.

Adelaide has already been recognised as Australia’s most liveable city and just last week it was announced as the world’s second National Park City. It’s projects just like this which will enhance this reputation.

As part of the project planning for the design of approximately 15-kilometres of mountain biking trails is underway, once built, the trails will be suitable for beginner and intermediate riders, with obstacles to challenge more experienced riders.

Designs are also well underway by renowned landscape architecture company TLC for day visitor facilities at the park, which will include a picnic shelter, accessible facilities, walking trails and a carpark. It is expected that works will begin on these facilities by the end of January 2022. The park is currently closed but will open to the public in late 2022.

Sourced from the Department for Environment and Water: New Fleurieu Peninsula national park proclaimed