Wetlands Loop Trail, Onkaparinga River

Walking Trail Facts
4.5 km circuit
2 hours
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Mountain Biking
Trail Class
Grade 1, Easy Walk
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Onkaparinga River National Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Trail manager
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia
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11 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
  3. Train
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Wetlands Loop Trail, Onkaparinga River

About the Walking Trail

Wetlands Loop Trail map2.5 hour loop, 4.5 km loop

The Wetlands Walk is located on the estuary within the recreation park and provides an insight into the fascinating and complex life of a wetland. The trail offers the opportunity for walking, birdwatching and photography. Along the trail are interpretive signs that provide information about the flora and fauna of the area.

Start at the carpark on River Road near Gate 12, also near the boardwalk.

The trail is accessible for families with strollers, small children and for those with mobility aids, including wheelchairs. The path is a mixture of boardwalk, and some gravel paths. Some people using wheelchairs may require assistance. A blog post by Push Adven­tures pro­vides some good infor­ma­tion on the Wet­lands Loop. Note that the blog posts iden­ti­fies some of the issues for wheel­chairs access­ing this walk­ing trail, includ­ing a short grassed sec­tion between the pic­nic shel­ter and the start of the trail, and that the grav­el paths may be mud­dy in win­ter. Note that there is a now a ded­i­cat­ed access path from the car park to the trail.

Although this walk is marked as being Wheelchair Accessible, some people may require assistance.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Accessibility webpage has useful information about accessibility within national parks, including specific details about accessible parks, trails, picnic grounds, carparking and toilets.


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