- 4.5 km circuit
- 2 hours
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Mountain Biking
- 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
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 11 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
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.