50 Great Walks & Hikes for Kids & Families | Walking SA | South Australia

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Walking and hiking with kids is a great way for families to spend quality time together outdoors. There are some really easy, short walks in South Australia which are great for little legs, while older kids will enjoy the challenge of more adventurous hikes.

Walking with kids provides time for them to explore creeks, clamber over rocks and look for birds, koalas and other wildlife. Kids also tend to notice the small details, the tiny pebbles, colourful leaves on the ground and fascinating insects. It’s wonderful to see these things through a child’s eyes.

If you only have an hour, pack a drink and a snack, or if you have longer, take a picnic and make a special day of it.

South Australia really does have some beautiful locations to explore and the Walking SA website has put together a list of some of the best walks and hikes in South Australia (below).

Click HERE to see our guide to Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Walking SA’s 50 Great Walks and Hikes for Kids 

1. Thorndon Park loop around lake | Play & Go Review – Thorndon Park Reserve

2. Wynn Vale Dam Circuit

3. Woorabinda Bushland Reserve Loop, Stirling | Play & Go Review – Woorabinda Reserve

4. Wirraparinga Trail Loop, Brownhill Creek (Mitcham) | Brownhill Creek Recreation Park Review

5. Blackwood Forest Recreation Park

6. Mannum Waterfalls

7. Chookarloo Walk, Kuitpo Forest

8. Curtis Wetlands, Munno Para

9. Jo Gapper Activity Park, Hillbank

10. Fourth Creek Walk, Morialta Conservation Park | Play and Go Review

11. Accessible Trail to Black Cliff and Waterfall Creek, Hallett Cove Conservation Park | Play and Go Review

12. St Kilda Mangrove Trail (close to the St Kilda Adventure Park)

13. Lake Discovery Walk, Para Wirra

14. Wood Duck Walk, Belair National Park

15. Little Para River Trail, Salisbury and Paralowie

16. Lowie’s Loop Nature Play Trail, Paralowie

17. Michael Perry Botanic Reserve, Burnside/Stonyfell

18. Punchbowl Lookout Walk, Onkaparinga Gorge

19. Warren Gorge Trail, Quorn

20. Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker | Play & Go review

21. Wittunga Naming Walk, Blackwood | Wittunga Botanic Garden

22. Little Quarry Loop, Anstey Hill Recreation Park | Play & Go Review

23. Stringybark Hike, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park

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24. Heysen Trail Walk with Kids to the Fairy Garden, Bridgewater | Play and Go Review

25. Kaiki Walk, Play & Go Review – Granite Island

26. Ingala Falls, Normanville

27. Mia Tappa Circuit, Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

28. Inner Harbour Loop Path, Port Adelaide

29. Nature Hike, Onkaparinga River National Park

30. 4 Hikes in Lobethal Bushland Park | Play and Go Review

31. Lizard Rock Hike, Para Wirra Conservation Park

32. Mylor Conservation Park Loop

33. Ridge Trail, Mount George Conservation Park

34. Aldgate Valley Nature Walk

35. Forest Circuit Walk, Stringybark Campsite, Deep Creek

36. Aaron Creek Circuit Hike, Deep Creek

37. Lorikeet Loop Walk, Belair National Park

38. Newmans Nursery Ruins Walk, Anstey Hill Recreation Area | Play and Go Review

39. Devils Nose Hike, Para Wirra

40. Rosetta Trail, the Bluff, Victor Harbor | Play and Go Review

41. River Red Gum Loop, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

42. Wirra Water Loop, Mambray Creek

43. Sugarloaf Circuit, Chambers Gully,

44. Mount Barker Summit Walking Trail | Play and Go Review

45. Morialta Falls Valley Walk | Play and Go Review

46. Sacred Canyon Walk, Flinders Ranges National Park

47. Sundews Ridge Hike

48. Wetlands Loop Trail, Onkaparinga River

49. Mawson Lakes loop

50. Valley Loop Hike, Belair National Park

For more details about each of these walks visit the Walking SA website here

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For more information about bushwalking in South Australia and to check ahead before making plans, please visit the Parks SA website.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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