50 Great Walks and Hikes for Kids & Families in South Australia
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).
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 |
23. Stringybark Hike, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
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 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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