- 2.9 km circuit
- 40 mins
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Cycling
- Adelaide City & Suburbs
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- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Route
Follow the boundary trails around the Kaurna Park Wetlands. It’s best to start at the main carpark off Waterloo Corner Road and walk the loop in a clockwise direction. The path is easy to follow and takes you around the boundary of the park. There are many benches to sit and observe wildlife or just take in the view. There is signage to tell you about local wildlife and things to look for, and the opportunity to participate in citizen science.
If it’s not too wet and the area hasn’t flooded (which can happen after heavy rain), there is a quick inner loop walk through the wetland itself, called the Wodliparri Trail, an indigenous interpretive trail showcasing plants used by the local indigenous people in the past. The trail is a winding path and boardwalks through the centre of the Kaurna Park Wetlands. Start the inner loop from near the main carpark (there is signage), or from near the lake in the north. Be careful on the inner loop after rains as the boardwalks can be slippery and some parts of the trail may be muddy.
The whole walk, including both loops, takes less than an hour.
There is an additional entry point via Diment Road in the north but is an additional 8-10 minutes walk along an access path.
The Kaurna Park forms part of the Edinburgh Biodiversity Corridor. From it’s previous light farming use, the park now has a creek system of shallow billabongs, mimicking floodplains found along the Gawler River. The low lying floodplain areas have been planted with a Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) woodland while slightly elevated areas have been planted to mimic a relatively dense Eucalyptus largiflorens (River Box) woodland.
This is a wheel friendly park, with plenty of pram people walking with prams. It’s very well maintained gravel with a few boardwalk bridges. The lower loop section is sometimes inaccessible after heavy rains as the floodplain can flood.
The trails are shared use. Dog walking is permitted. Dogs must be a on a leash no more than 2m long, except after 6:30pm and before 8am.