- 1.7 km circuit
- 1 hour
- Suitable for
- Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Michael Perry Botanic Reserve
- Adelaide City & Suburbs
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 19 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
The Michael Perry Botanic Reserve is a quiet reserve following Second Creek through Stonyfell and Burnside. The reserve connects with Willowbridge Reserve and several reserves downstream. Walk along a 1.7km loop through the reserve to see the wildlife, aquatic life and remnants of the exotic plants. Start the walk on Andrews Walk, near 66 Hallett Road, or from one of the nearby streets.
The reserve is suitable for dog walking. There is a picnic area and toilets. Andrews Walk and the Michael Perry Botanic Reserve is open between 5am and 10pm daily.
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The nearby Clifton Lodge, a large Gothic-style house, was built in 1852 for the miller George Sismey, who was an early investor in the mine and quarry industries of South Australia. In 1872 the house was bought by Nathaniel Knox who landscaped the gardens, including establishing an extensive garden along Second Creek, importing many exotic species. There are many remnants those plants within the Reserve. In 1976 the estate was subdivided. The house now stands at 16 Waratah Way (Stonyfell). The former entrance gates and hedge of the estate marks the start of Andrews Walk near 66 Hallett Road, and the former gatehouse is adjacent at 66 Hallett Road.
Extend the Walk
Explore downstream along Second Creek through the many reserves on a 4.0km loop that begins in Phillips Reserve, following Second Creek upstream through Harris Reserve, Moorcroft Reserve, Hubbe Court Reserve and Simpson Reserve before entering Willowbridge Reserve and finally Michael Perry Botanic Reserve. Walk the loop through Michael Perry Botanic Reserve before returning.