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Bowden's Cottage Open Days

Bowden's Cottage Open Days
Tuesday 14th May at 9:00am - 12:30pm
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Environment, History, Nature
Families, Men, Seniors, Women
  • Business / Organisation Name: National Parks SA
  • Website: Visit

As part of History Month visit the historic Bowden’s Cottage, a restored settler’s cottage in the heart of the Barossa Goldfields where gold was first discovered in 1868. Discover the Barossa’s gold mining history and explore gold mining displays.

After visiting Bowden’s Cottage, venture out on the Victoria Hill Circuit (1.5 km) or one of the other hikes in the park from the Barossa Goldfields trailhead.

Bookings: This event is FREE and for further information visit Barossa Goldfields Society.

Free Vehicle Entry During May

Vehicle entry to Para Wirra Conservation Park will be free during May as Parks SA and City of Playford celebrates Park of the Month.

You are not required to purchase the vehicle entry fee to enter the park.

Parkapiki Competition

National Parks SA is running a great location-based competition during May's Para Wirra Park of the Month! Visit the park to go in the draw to win great prizes, including:

Judge's choice prize

People's choice prize

Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Para Wirra Conservation Park during May and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

Don't worry if your out of mobile coverage, you can enter the competition by loading a digital photo you've taken in the park when you're back in range.

Para Wirra Conservation Park

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