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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk with Kids | Review

Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk in the Adelaide Hills.  Follow the footsteps of South Australia’s early pioneer women as they carried their produce to market, marvelling at the views and the effort these women required to make a living many years ago!
Review by Claire Davill
Each May, the National Trust runs the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk – […]

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Littlehampton Tunnels | Short Walk with Three Tunnels to Explore!

Explore the Littlehampton Tunnels in the Adelaide Hills.
A short drive up the freeway to Littlehampton, just outside of Mount Barker, brings you to a fantastic group of tunnels that you can walk as a family. There’s plenty to explore here and lots of photo opportunities.
Review by Claire Davill
To reach the tunnels we recommend parking at […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace

Tranquility in the City – Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city, just near Hutt Street.  It is as peaceful as it is perfect.  Completely free to enter all year round, it’s a must visit experience for locals and visitors to […]

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Junior Keeper Experience l Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary l Review

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Experience
Does your child love animals and being outdoors? Maybe they want to be a zookeeper, vet, or wildlife warrior when they grow up? Well, we have found the perfect activity for you in the Adelaide Hills.
Review by Jo Parkinson

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Program is a 4-hour, fun filled and […]

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Top Things to do in Adelaide for Families this Spring

Family Friendly things to do around Adelaide this Spring
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors as a family and explore everything Adelaide has to offer as we start to enjoy warmer weather and longer days. There’s no better time to get outside and make the most of Adelaide’s walking trails, parks, gardens and playgrounds.
Spring […]

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Blue Lake/Warwar | Mount Gambier

The central attraction in Mount Gambier is the unique Blue Lake, and it’s worth checking out if you are visiting Mount Gambier or the Limestone Coast. And yes, it really is blue!
The colour of the lake is something you really have to see with your own eyes. Photos just don’t do it justice! The best […]

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Flat to Vale Trail l McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat l Review

Flat to Vale Trail, City of Onkaparinga, Review
By Jo Parkinson
It’s time to dust off the walking shoes! The City of Onkaparinga’s fantastic new Flat to Vale Trail from McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat is scenic, peaceful and a great way to get active.
The Trail
The 3.6km path is an extension of the existing Coast to Vines […]

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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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Family Friendly Guide to 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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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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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 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve offers lots of recreational family fun.
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your must visit list in SA.
Review by Brooke Hendry
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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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 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

Explore the 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 […]

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25 Things to Do in Winter in Adelaide | 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 | 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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Amy Gillett Bikeway | Bike Riding from Oakbank to Mt Torrens | Adelaide Hills

A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. 
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]

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Hope Valley Reservoir | Nature Trails & Adventure Play

Hope Valley Reservoir
Hope Valley Reservoir in Adelaide’s north east opened to the public for the first time in its 150-year history in 2020.
Located in the heart of Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs, Hope Valley Reservoir was completed in 1873 to become Adelaide’s second reservoir, and is our oldest in operation.  Hope Valley Reservoir is also our […]

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Steub Trail | Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail

Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? If yes, then this trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on its way to […]

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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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