Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks

Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.

Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking for tadpoles, playing games, jumping across stones, just having fun.

Well, in Adelaide you don’t have to go camping or even very far to find a creek. There are many parks and reserves with great creeks to explore. In winter, just pull on the gumboots, rug up in old clothes and head to your nearest creek. In summer, bathers are a must. Take along old towels and a change of clothing just in case.

Here are some places with creeks we know and love:


Hazelwood Park Playground wombat waterhole

Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

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Hutchinson Park Playground | Norwood

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Woody’s Challenge Hill Obstacle Course | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review

Challenge Hill Obstacle Course | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review Challenge Hill Obstacle Course is a must-do while enjoying all ...

Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love ...
Deep Creek waterfall

Deep Creek Waterfall | Bushwalking with Kids | Fleurieu Peninsula

Bushwalking with kids to Deep Creek Waterfall. by Katrina Gogel Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the coast of the Fleurieu ...
Burnside Adventure Park

Burnside Adventure Park Playground | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Burnside Adventure Playground The Burnside Adventure Playground is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve. {This review has ...

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike | Cleland Conservation Park Walking Trail

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike Adelaide’s favourite hike through Cleland Conservation Park, from serene Waterfall Gully all the ...

Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park | Adelaide Hills

Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park Mount George Conservation Park is nestled in between Bridgewater and Piccadilly in ...
wilfred taylor playground

Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace | Morphett Vale | Review

Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve. By Brooke Hendry Parents – load up that ...

Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk ...
Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill ...

Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek | Hawthorn | Review

Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek in Hawthorn If you thought libraries were just for bookworms or cranky types who ...
lobethal bushland walk

Bushwalking with Kids | Lobethal Bushland Park | Review

Grab your kids, lace up your hiking boots and head for the Hills to explore the wooded wonderland that is ...

Bushwalking with Kids at Alligator Gorge | Mount Remarkable National Park

Mount Remarkable National Park - take the kids hiking at Alligator Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges by Katrina Gogel ...
Morialta playground eagles nest

Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground

Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground Morialta Playground "Mukanthi" is at the Morialta Recreation Area - Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (see map ...

Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail | Review

An afternoon at the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and an adventure along the Heysen Trail If you are looking for a ...

Linear Park Reserve (Waterfall Creek) | Nature Play Space | Hallett Cove | Review

Linear Park Reserve Playground - (Waterfall Creek), Hallett Cove The Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove was upgraded ...

Denis Morrissey Park | Playground, Dog Park and a Creek to Explore

Denis Morrissey Park Denis Morrissey Park has something for everyone - play equipment, walking trail, large open space, a creek ...

Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant

Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant Just ten minutes east of the city, along a winding road through ...


Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Ayliffes Road (cnr Main South Road) St Marys

South Parklands, Adelaide

Situated between Beaumont Road and Hutt Road, Adelaide (off Greenhill Road, near Victoria Park) 

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What are the other parks you know around Adelaide which also have a creek?

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