Spring 2018 Competition: best walking trails to see wildflowers

Spring is here – where are the best walking trails to see wildflowers this Spring? We’ve seen a few out – but we want your help! Enter your photos in our weekly competition for a chance to win a Multi Park Pass thanks to National Parks and Wildlife Service SA. In early October as part of #walktoberSA – celebrating walking throughout October – we’ll publish a list of the best walks to see the wildflowers.

To enter your photos:

  1. Can be on any walking trail anywhere in South Australia
  2. Include the name of the trail and park or reserve in your post
  3. Share your photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtags: #wildflowers #walktoberSA
  4. Photo must be taken in August or September 2018

Please note due to Facebook privacy settings Facebook posts need to be shared to our Facebook page facebook.com/walkingSA. People without social media can send their entries to photo.competition@walkingsa.org.au.

We’re not looking for the best photographer but instead great places to go for short, medium or long walks to see wildflowers.

A prize of a 1 x Multi Park Pass thanks to National Parks and Wildlife Service SA will be awarded each Friday: Fri 7th Sept 2018, Fri 14th Sept 2018, Fri 21st Sept 2018, Fri 28th Sept 2018. Winners will be notified by private messaging and public comment on the applicable social media network. A Multi Park Pass is valued at $90 and provides 12 months of unlimited vehicle entry to 11 national parks.

Updated 28/9/18: Winners

Thanks to everyone who has been entering our Spring photo competition of wildflowers you’ve seen when out walking on a trail, we’ve seen some great photos and places to walk.

We’ve given away four Multi Park Passes thanks to National Parks and Wildlife Service SA:

  1. Week 1: Instagram user scubacoops won with her photo of wildflowers seen in Kuitpo Forest. There are 4 shared-use trails in Kuitpo Forest and 2 walking trails in the adjacent Kyeema Conservation Park. The Heysen Trail pass through both parks. The Forest and Park are a mix of plantation pine forest and native scrub. View the walks and trails.
  2. Week 2: Instagram user Illy Graetz won with her photo of flowers seen on the one of the Beaumont Circuit hikes, part of the Burnside Walks network.
  3. Week 3: Instagram user muddy_pies won with her photo of the Twiggy Bush-pea wildflower seen on the Wildflower Wander in Anstey Hill Recreation Park.
  4. Week 4: Facebook user Jazmine Schwark won with her photo of Donkey Orchids on the Echidna Hike (3.5km, 2 hours, Moderate hike) in Onkaparinga River National Park. There’s 16 trails in the park, including the Punchbowl Lookout Walk, Hardys Scrub Hike (4km, 2-3 hours, Moderate hike) and the Nature Hike (3.5km, 3 hours, Moderate hike).

This competition is part of #walktoberSA, celebrating walking next month during October.