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:

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Brownhill Creek Road, Mitcham | Read our review

Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail

Corner Bridgewater Rd & Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater | Read our review

Burnside Adventure Park

Cnr Parade & West Terrace, Kensington GardensRead our review

Denis Morissey Park

Cnr Montacute & St Bernards Roads, Hectorville | Read our review

Hazelwood Park

Cnr Howard Terrace & Davenport Terrace, Hazelwood Park | Read our review

Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve

Slade Crescent (cnr Planters Dr), Hallett Cove | Read our review

Mitcham Reserve (Brownhill Creek)

Old Belair Road, Mitcham | Read our review

Morialta Conservation Park & Nature Playground

Stradbroke Rd, Woodforde | Read our review

Mount George Conservation Park 

Mount George Road, Mount George | read our review

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) 

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, Flagstaff Hill | Read our review

You can enter Sturt Gorge Recreation Park from Broadmeadow Drive, Black Road and Bonneyview Road in Flagstaff Hill, The Boulevard in Bellevue Heights and Craigburn Road in Craigburn Farm.

Tusmore Park

Stirling Street, Tusmore (parking available along Kennaway Street, Stirling Street, Barr-Smith Street & Rivington Grove| Read our review

Waterfall Gully

Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully | Review here

Wilfred Taylor Reserve

Located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads, Morphett Vale | Read our review

Wilfred Taylor Reserve

Mt Remarkable National Park – Alligator Gorge

Alligator Gorge Road, Wilmington | Read our review

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

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