Walking Loop of the Patawalonga

Walking Route Facts
3.8 km circuit
1 hour
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Cycling
Wheelchair accessible
Adelaide City & Suburbs
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Travel options
  1. Bus
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  3. Tram
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Walking Loop of the Patawalonga

About the Walking Route

Enjoy a walk around the Patawalonga Lake, with it’s pleasant grassed banks, playgrounds and views to Glenelg and across the marina and lake.

The walk can be commenced from Wigley Reserve or Colley Reserve in Glenelg, from where you can follow the path on either side of the lake northwards. Return by walking across either the road bridge half way along, or at the foot bridge near Tapleys Hill Road.

The northern end of the paths around Patawalonga Lake connect with the Reece Jennings Bikeway (which heads north to the River Torrens), and the nearby Captain McKenna Pathway (which heads east along Brownhill Creek and the airport’s southern boundary.)

The lake is a man-made system that is 1.6 kilometres long and runs parallel to the coastline from Glenelg to West Beach. It is designed to stop flooding of urban areas by diverting storm water, and is kept clean and healthy by tides flushing the lake with seawater. The barrage is can be crossed on foot, the lock has a automatic retractable walkway which serves as a pedestrian access across the barrage.


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