Old Gum Tree Reserve

Old Gum Tree Reserve, Glenelg: Address, Phone Number, Old Gum Tree Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Gum Tree Reserve
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Chillimudcrab
Broome, Australia608 contributions
A symbol but nothing to go out of your way for -sorry
Jan. 2019
Nothing but a concrete filled bit of bark these days unless you come here on Commemoration Day to celebrate the founding of South Australia
Written 17 October 2019
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MrDavetheSarks
Melbourne, Australia20,220 contributions
Interesting
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Could be one of those places that raises issues, but still a memorial to the founding of the colony of South Australia.
Written 18 May 2019
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Julian_Kelli
Newcastle, Australia25 contributions
No kookaburra sitting in this old gum tree
Apr. 2019 • Couples
A little piece of history lost in the Glenelg suburbia is well worth a short detour via car (more of a hassle is you are catching the tram though). This is the place where the colony of South Australia was officially declared in 1836. It lies within a well-kept park playground - could be a spot for Morning tea with shady free parking close by.
Written 22 April 2019
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yandinazetland
Stonehaven, UK2,605 contributions
The tree is mainly concrete - but it is a key SA site.
Feb. 2019 • Couples
Tucked away in a small playpark the Old Gum Tree is a key place in South Australian history and is worth searching out. There are plenty of signs explaining the importance of the site. Go look for yourself if you are in the area.
Written 6 March 2019
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lorel1948
Adelaide, Australia78 contributions
Historically site
Feb. 2018
Heritage gum tree and history recorded but signs need to be made easier to read, fading off and scratched. Park is lovely, well kept, clean, plenty of shade, toilets and great playground for all ages. Park is fenced and dogs allowed and must be kept on leash,
Written 3 March 2018
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AdelaideTraveller888
Adelaide, Australia439 contributions
Good playground for young ones
Dec. 2017 • Family
A well kept large reserve with a large playground area and lots of benches for relaxing. The Old Gum Tree area has probably lost its significance since I visited many years ago on a school excursion. Children were climbing on the tree, digging at it, etc ... not sure they were aware of the historical significance of the site.
Written 4 February 2018
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Irvine-SoA
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK136 contributions
History was made here
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Hidden away in the Glenelg suburbs, a small well kept park with an old dead tree. Then you notice the plaques embeddedin the tree and on reading realise that this was the site of the first settlement of the pioneers in South Australia.
So its not a museum, not a place to spend much more than 15 minutes, but there is a feeling of history in its simplicity.
By the way, for those 15 minutes the kids can play in the play area next to it.
Written 9 September 2017
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Jack B
Melbourne253 contributions
Interesting tree and history
Apr. 2017 • Friends
A group of us walked here from our accommodation. We were surprised at the size of the reserve and at The Old Gum Tree. It is a lovely place to visit. The council needs to replace the signs with the history of the tree and the region, they are becoming very hard to read.
Written 27 April 2017
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michellem
Nambour, Australia144 contributions
Interesting piece of history
Jan. 2017 • Friends
As a visitor to the area this was an interesting piece of South Australian history. It is about a 20 minute walk from the beach.
Written 14 March 2017
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357Mags
York, UK22 contributions
A must visit spot when in Glenelg
Jan. 2017
A perfect way to while away a afternoon and visit an historic spot when you're in the area.
Take along a bottle of fizz and just relax - or if you have children with you, then it's a great place to sit and watch them play on the new apparatus.
Easy walking distance from jetty road - only about 15 minutes - so what are you waiting for ?
Written 1 March 2017
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