Activities in Marine Parks
There’s plenty to do in Kangaroo Island’s marine parks this summer.
To conserve the astonishing marine biodiversity found around Kangaroo Island four marine parks have been established. Why not take the time to explore these areas this summer by collecting a copy of the marine parks activities brochure? Things to do in Kangaroo Island marine parks brochure.
South Australia’s marine parks are designed to include examples of all known marine ecosystems, provide refuges that protect species at different stages of their life cycle and maintain ecological connections between different habitats.
Each park contains a number of no take sanctuary zones that protect sample areas of high conservation value and allow natural ecological processes to continue without interference from humans.
While fishing can be enjoyed in the state’s marine parks it is not allowed in sanctuary zones.
There are many fun, low-impact ways that you can get out and experience marine parks around Kangaroo Island.
You can track little penguin footprints in caves at Ravine des Casoars beach, snorkel with blue groper at Western River Cove and swim and body surf at Snellings Beach.
For more information on marine parks, maps and GPS coordinates of sanctuary zones visit http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/kangarooisland/parks-and-places/marine-parks or visit the natural resources centre at 37 Dauncey St, Kingscote.
An interactive map of South Australia’s marine parks and sanctuary zones is available on the marine parks website, http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/marineparks/find-a-park.