On Sunday, 23 April 2017, Belair National Park will host Walking SA's Hiking Expo. The Hiking Expo is all about celebrating the opening of SA's bushwalking season with an expo of walking clubs, walking tour companies and outdoor retailers. There'll also be Come-and-Try hikes and free entry into Belair National Park.
Belair National Park will open its gates for free vehicle parking from 8am and the Hiking Expo will run from 9am until 1pm and feature the official opening of the bushwalking season at 12.30pm. Registration for the free Come-and-Try hikes commences at 8.30am.
The 13 Come-and-Try hikes and 3 extended hikes will be led by member clubs and event partners and will range from 40 minutes duration (Long Gully Accessible Walk - a walk of 850m which is accessible to people of all abilities) to 3 hours (see map below).
The following longer walks commence at 8.30am: Heathfield to Belair National Park via Mark Oliphant Conservation Park (3 hours duration and distance of 9.8km led by The Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails and ARPA Bush Walkers - register here); Mitcham to Belair National Park via Brownhill Creek (3 hours duration and distance of 9.7km led by ARPA Bush Walkers); Blackwood to Belair National Park (2.5 hours duration and distance of 7.8km led by Keep Walking South Australia).