The Friends of Belair National Park (Friends) hold many activities in Belair National Park (the Park) including bushcare, bush buddies, nature walks, and monthly meetings. 

Entry to the Park is free when participating in a Friends activity. Ask at the ticket office for free entry.


Join us for group bushcare sessions, monthly morning teas, or for volunteers who can’t make it to the regular bush care sessions or want to take on more you can ‘adopt’ a block in the Park.

Bush Buddies

Bush Buddies is aimed at the upper primary school age group who live near Belair National Park and have an interest in the natural environment. 

Commemorative walk

In Spring each year there is a walk to celebrate the life and work of Professor Sir John Cleland. During his time as the Park Commissioner he undertook to inspect the boundary of the Park annually. This is a task that we emulate in part. Our walk is usually themed to enable particular aspects of the Park to be highlighted and enjoyed.

Guided walk brochures


These nature walks are free and the public is invited. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month and repeated the following Sunday, between April and November.

Meet at the Green Shed at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 pm start. The walk will take approximately 2 hours finishing around 4:00 pm.


Walks will recommence in April 2024

If there is heavy rain or strong winds or a severe weather forecast the walk will be cancelled.

Monthly meetings with a guest speaker

Meetings are held each month, except January on the first Saturday of the month at the Volunteer Centre, Long Gully.

Meetings start at 1:00 pm usually with a guest speaker, followed by afternoon tea and then the official meeting.

The public is welcome to attend.  


2 December 2023 – Guest speaker is Judith Lydeamore: ‘Upper Sturt and Belair National Park – spaces, places, people and memories’.

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting is held on the first Saturday in February at the Volunteer Centre, Long Gully starting at 1:00 pm.

The AGM is open to all members and the public.

At the meeting, elections are held for the members of the new Committee.

The AGM will be followed by the general meeting and afternoon tea.

Hire out the Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre is available for hire for environmental-related activities.

It seats up to 60 comfortably and has:

  • a large pull-down screen
  • an overhead projector and a microphone
  • a well-appointed kitchen with an oven, microwave, urns, and crockery
  • toilets.

 You need to bring your own tea, coffee, and food.


The cost is $50.00 per booking.



Lesley Charlesworth

Email:  FOBNPFin@outlook.com


Green Shed

Bushcare activities and nature walks are held at the Green Shed.

Volunteer Centre 

Friends meetings and environmental-related activities.

Further information

Park maps and walking trails

  • Park maps – National Parks and Wildlife Service SA