Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.

Wetlands can form naturally or be man-made and over the past twenty years numerous wetlands have been built throughout metropolitan Adelaide.  Described as ‘an area of land covered by water either year-round or just at certain times’, wetlands are the perfect way to improve water quality.  They filter stormwater and help us use water more sustainably, and man-made wetlands have now become part of better managing South Australia’s water supply.

The increase in ‘constructed wetlands’ reflects a cultural change in Australia, as people place more importance on the environment.  Healthy wetlands act as filtering systems, removing sediment, nutrients and pollutants from water.  They are also useful to better manage stormwater runoffs, support wildlife, plus they are appealing to residents who live nearby.  The recently completed wetlands in Kensington Gardens is a great example of a constructed wetland, along with the huge wetland project currently under construction at Victoria Park.

Check out this video to see what a constructed wetlands looks like, plus find wetlands to visit near you below:


Wetlands around Adelaide:

As always around water remember to stay vigilant with young children – most of the water areas are not fenced.

Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta | Adventure Playground Opens 30 Jul 2023

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Lochiel Park Playground | Campbelltown | Review

Lochiel Park Playground Review Tucked away amongst native trees and wetlands is a playground with nature play, lots of climbing ...

Oaklands Recreation Plaza | Oaklands Park

Oaklands Recreation Plaza Oaklands Recreation Plaza has all the facilities to make it the perfect place to take the whole ...

Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland

The Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland is ideal for families to explore. If you have been wondering what is looks ...
Lobethal Bushland Park Playground

Lobethal Bushland Park Playground | Adelaide Hills | Review

Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground - New Play Space Review by Katrina Gogel The new play space at Lobethal Bushland ...

Wetland & Fitness Circuit | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along ...
Lightsview Playground Adelaide

Lightsview Adventure Playground | Adelaide Review

Lightsview Adventure Playground Location: South Parkway, Lightsview The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is ...
Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is ...

Felixstow Reserve | Natural Playspace | Review

Felixstow Reserve Review by Susannah Marks The first thing that impressed me about Felixstow Reserve was the tranquility. Not in ...

St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review

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Feeding the Ducks – Should We or Shouldn’t We?

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Laratinga Wetlands Bike Ride | Keith Stephenson Playground Mt Barker | Review

Laratinga Wetlands Bike Ride and Keith Stephenson Playground, Mount Barker | Review There's no doubt Mt Barker is booming, however ...

Woorabinda Reserve | Stirling | Review

Woorabinda Lake and Reserve | Review If you're heading to the hills and looking for somewhere to take the kids ...

First Creek Wetland | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

First Creek Wetland A wonderful new place to explore has opened at the Adelaide Botanic Garden. First Creek Wetland was ...


Other wetlands to explore around Adelaide:

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