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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 […]

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Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park | North Adelaide | Review

Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park, North Adelaide – Review
Have you taken your kids on the interactive Bunyip Trail? If you’re looking to entertain them during the school holidays – or if you just love nature or books – it could be just the ticket.
by Carla Caruso

You probably know about the manicured parts of Bonython […]

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25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn | Nature Play Activities

25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn by Nature Play SA
March, April and May usually have warm days and cool nights, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the stunning colours nature provides us with, along with some glorious weather too.
The team at Nature Play SA have put together a list of […]

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Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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Along the River | Free Park & Playground Guide

Along the River: Karrawirra Parri (Redgum Forest River)
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters invite families to connect, discover and engage with nature along the river.
Available to download for free, the Along the River brochure encourages you, your friends and family to spend more time in nature whilst improving your wellbeing, knowledge and understanding […]

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Bluestone Mount Barker New Pathway | Dec 2021

New Pathway – Bluestone Mount Barker
A beautiful part of Mount Barker received a new shared path in December 2021 thanks to Mount Barker District Council and Bluestone Mt Barker.
As part of a 6km network through Bluestone, a new 1.5km section of trail is now open, connecting to a 3km trail that goes directly to the town […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opened 11 Dec 2021 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in SA is Now Open for Recreational Fun
by Brooke Hendry
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your SA must visit list.
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD  in the Southern suburb of Happy […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir | New Recreational Activities

Mount Bold Reservoir
The new trails, lookout and viewing platform are now open to the public at Mount Bold Reservoir.
Mount Bold, the largest reservoir in South Australia, is about 45 minutes drive south of Adelaide. The reservoir is surrounded by more than 5,500 ha of land, including three Trees for Life sites, and much native vegetation […]

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The Best Runs, Walks & Rides in Your Local Council | South Australia

 
SA Councils Hiking, Cycling & Walking Trails, Parks & Gardens 
South Australia has fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails, parks and gardens plus sporting and community facilities that are maintained by our local councils. These facilities provide space for friends, families and community groups to keep healthy and spend quality time together. 
Our social activities, gatherings and […]

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Top Things to do in Adelaide for Families This Spring

Top Family Friendly things to do this Spring with Kids in Adelaide
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors as a family and experience the buzz of excitement that comes with warmer weather and longer days. There’s no better time to explore Adelaide’s walking trails, parks, gardens and playgrounds, visit a wildlife park or reservoir. […]

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Deep Creek waterfall

Bushwalking with Kids | Deep Creek Waterfall | Fleurieu Peninsula

Bushwalking with kids to Deep Creek Waterfall.
by Katrina Gogel
Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, is a fantastic place to spend a weekend exploring. One of the main attractions in the park is Deep Creek Waterfall, which can be reached by hiking a small section of the Heysen trail.
The hike is […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the city. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic or walk at any time of year.
Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready […]

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25 Things To Do In Winter | Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do In Winter for Adelaide Families
Looking for some fun winter inspiration to get out and about with the kids?
Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until spring!  The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and it’s wetter underfoot, but Nature Play SA’s list of 25 things to do in winter […]

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A Trip to See the New Loch-Eel Monster in Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A Trip to See ‘Lochie’ the new Loch-Eel Monster at Lochiel | Review
The tiny town of Lochiel – 125km north of Adelaide – has a new Loch Ness monster, dubbed “Lochie”. And it lives on our state’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga. 
by Carla Caruso
Meet “Lochie” – the cousin of the old Loch-Eel loch ness […]

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Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk Guide | City of Holdfast Bay

Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk
Soaking up the spectacular coastline of Holdfast Bay with a dash of alfresco dining, public art appreciation and cultural experiences has never been easier with the new Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk guide.
The City of Holdfast Bay have mapped out where to go, what to do (including where to get coffee) […]

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happy valley reservoir reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opening by Dec 2021

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve (Preview)
Enjoying recreational activities at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will soon be a great way for people to spend time with family and friends outdoors. The Reserve is set to open to the public by December 2021.
Access to green open spaces bring a range of benefits, and with access to Happy Valley […]

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Myponga Reservoir | Walking Trails, Bike Tracks, Fishing & Kayaking

[ March 28, 2021; ]
Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]

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Hope Valley Reservoir – Opening to the Public from 13 Dec 2020

[ December 13, 2020; ]
Hope Valley Reservoir
Hope Valley Reservoir in Adelaide’s Northeastern suburbs will open to the public for the first time in its 150-year history in time for the summer school holidays.
From Sunday 13 December 2020 a range of land-based recreational activities such as walking, cycling and picnicking will be available at the Hope Valley Reservoir, with planning underway […]

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New Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail Official Opening | Steub Trail | 10 Oct 2020

[ October 10, 2020; ] [caption id="attachment_140042" align="alignnone" width="630"] Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)[/caption]
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park Officially Opened
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on […]

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Billion Steps Challenge | Starts 1 Oct 2020

[ October 1, 2020; ]
Billion Steps Challenge
Join South Australia’s first Billion Steps Challenge and help SA reach its goal of 1,000,000,000 steps. 
Wellbeing SA, in partnership with the 10,000 Steps Program, is excited to bring South Australians together to reach one billion steps. They know that every step counts and the more we move, the more health and wellbeing benefits […]

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Bracegirdles Food & Drink Bus at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Sep-Nov 2020

Bracegirdles Food & Drink Bus at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Bracegirdles will be bringing their food and drink bus to Mount Lofty Botanic Garden every weekend and public holiday until the end of November. Now visitors will be able to enjoy the blue skies and peaceful surroundings of the garden while sipping a tasty drink and […]

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Free Self-guided City Trails | City of Adelaide

Embark on an adventure along Adelaide’s awesome trails.
Go at your own pace and follow a trail through the city to discover hidden street art, the city’s most underrated food, secret gardens and historic buildings.
Explore the city on foot or two-wheels with over 70 different trails focused on food, history, nature, art and culture. There is a trail for every […]

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The Adelaide100® New Walking Trail | 100km Walking Trail Loop around Adelaide

The Adelaide100® Walking Trail
A loop walking trail of over 100km that takes in the coast, waterways and Adelaide Hills, the Adelaide100® is a trail that is being built and marked. Linking up existing infrastructure and creating short distance links to create the 100km trail, it is anticipated being completed mid 2021.
The first post of the official Adelaide100® […]

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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 way up to the summit at Mount Lofty.  
It is a challenge to complete, but there are many reasons why the hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is so popular.  From families with babies […]

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Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
Bushwalking and walking outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family, talking, relaxing, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. There are so many fantastic places to explore in Adelaide and around South Australia. 
Some walks are more suited to prams and toddlers as they […]

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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 the Adelaide Hills, only 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway. 
Mount George walking trails can be accessed from Mount George Picnic Grounds where there is plenty of car parking space and some picnic tables if you […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network. 
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve | Review

Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
There’s a spooky scene in Stan’s Hobart-shot thriller, The Gloaming, at a colossal concrete dam.
Of the jaw-dropping scenery, co-director Greg McLean told […]

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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 to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions

Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve always known we live in the lucky country here in Australia, but during times like the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all around the world, we should appreciate just how much open space we have to explore at a safe social distance from each other.
There have […]

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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 Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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Exploring Marino | Marino Conservation Park & Bandon Terrace Reserve | Review

Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve 
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]

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

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 […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Telowie Gorge Conservation Park | Review

Exploring Telowie Gorge – yet another hidden gem in the Southern Flinders Ranges!
by Katrina Gogel
After years of saying ‘we must call in there’ we finally took the turn off from the highway near Port Pirie and ventured into beautiful Telowie Gorge Conservation Park for a family bushwalk.
Telowie Gorge is home to dramatic scenery and a […]

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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 Lobethal Bushland Park.
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the outskirts of Lobethal, Bushland Park is brimming with history and beauty. Before being acquired by the Adelaide Hills Council in 1986 the two reservoirs located here supplied the […]

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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
Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park is one of South Australia’s most scenic hikes. With dramatic gorges, bright ochre walls and watercourses lined with river red gums, it truly is a remarkable place.
There are plenty of […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Mount Barker Summit Reserve | Review

Bushwalking with Kids – Mount Barker Summit Reserve
by Katrina Gogel
Explore rocky outcrops, take in panoramic country views and find a cubby house (or two!) along one of the family friendly walking trails at the Mount Barker Summit Reserve.
The “Mount” has long been our family’s go-to place for a bushwalk in the Adelaide Hills. With two […]

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Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk | Anstey Hill Recreation Park – Vista | Review

Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk
Some mums on Mother’s Day like pancakes in bed or the latest celebrity fragrance. I alternatively used the day as an excuse to drag my family of four on a hike. But as I knew would happen, they enjoyed the experience just as much as I did!
I stumbled across information about the […]

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Easy Bushwalk for Kids | Eurilla Track Mt Lofty | Review

 An easy bushwalk for kids – Eurilla Track to Mt Lofty Summit
Has your family ever had those days when everyone is feeling a little frustrated at being cooped up, the telly has been on too long and you’re all a little fidgety? We find a bush walk makes everyone feel happier and calmer in our […]

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Bushwalking & Koala Spotting | Morialta Conservation Park | Review

 
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds.  From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]

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