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Update from Mary Lou Simpson OAM

Continuing Developments at the Nilpena Ediacara National Park

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of a new Ranger in Charge for the Nilpena Ediacara National Park, Kym Geue. Kym attended a recent Foundation Board Meeting, where we learned of his long passion and love of the Flinders Ranges, where he recalled visits as a teenager on scouting and walking expeditions. He has since stayed well connected, having worked at Arkaroola with Doug Sprigg and later at Rawnsley Park. We look forward to working with Kym, who will be the uniformed public face for the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at the park, leading NPWS tours in 2024.

And how about this for a stellar international debut? Nilpena Ediacara National Park has scored a spot on the influential US Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Travel in 2024. We trust that some among its claimed 4.8 million readers will be planning a discovery trip.

Have you visited the Park yet? Tour numbers built steadily after the Park’s official opening in late April. The Park is closed over the summer months and reopens for tours in mid-March.

For more information head to our visit page here.

The Work of the Foundation

Since the last Update in June, our fundraising campaign to finance critical work on fossil bed stabilisation, restoration of the historic Nilpena Woolshed and educational resources support continues to be successful.

2023 has been a very exciting year.  We now have new Ranger in Charge at The Nilpena Ediacara National Park.  Read about this and our plans for 2024 in our chair’s update.

Update from Chair December 2023