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
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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. A blog post on PushAdventures.com.au 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.


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