Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
3 km return
Duration
1 hour return
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Dog Walking, Jogging, Mountain Biking
Trail Class
Grade 2, Moderate Walk
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Anstey Hill Recreation Park
Region
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
7 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk

About the Walking Trail

A walk along Water Gully to the ruins of Newsmans Nursery. The walk starts at Gate 6 on Perseverance Road, Vista.

Established in 1854, the extensive nursery ruins show glimpses into the past, including the heated glass houses. It was once the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere.

Walk Map

Access by Public Transport

It’s easily possible to do this hike by catching an Adelaide Metro bus, to bus stop 46, Perseverance Road, on route 557.

History

Newman's Nursery in 1890, now in ruinsThe Newmans Nursery was established in 1854, and the extensive ruins show glimpses into the past; of heated glass houses, and that it was the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere. The nursery was devastated by flood in 1912, and never quite recovered, being used as a dairy from 1932, and from 1935 assets from the buildings were salvaged and the property used for sheep grazing. What remained was destroyed by Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. Some of the family set up the current day Newmans Nursery in 1925, nearby on North East Road.

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Downloads

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Photos