Samphire Discovery Trail, Middle Beach

Walking Route Facts
900 metres return
20 mins
Suitable for
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park - Winaityinaityi Pangkara
Adelaide City & Suburbs
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Samphire Discovery Trail, Middle Beach

About the Walking Route

Explore the unique habitat of this section of the coast. The trail meanders through the mangrove, following a chenier, which is an ancient sand dune from 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, out to a viewing point at overlooking a creek.

The trail was constructed in 2000, but has suffered in more recent times from lack of maintenance. The trail itself and the boardwalk are easy to follow. The interpretive signs have faded, and some are missing, but nonetheless they present an informative way to explore this unique coastal habitat.

The trail begins from the Education Recreation Centre/Kiosk, in the carpark, beside the caravan park. Unfortunately, as at late 2017, the centre is closed and the area appears to be run down. The trail actually begins on the left side of the building, before reaching a gazebo and then heading out on a levee bank. However, standing in the carpark it would be easy to be left wondering where the trail might start. The trail is on the far side of the caravan park – which as at 2017 appears to be closed and in use as residential accommodation. From the carpark you can see the levee bank at the far end of the caravan park, and it isn’t too difficult to find the green rotunda where the trail can be walked from.


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