Nature & parks in Adelaide

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Nature & Parks in Adelaide

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  • Lynne M
    Toronto, Canada318 contributions
    Seven of us spent 4 hours wandering around the gardens. Including about an hour in the Cafe. The museum is worth a visit the glass house is enchanting with the Victoria lillies. Very relaxing place to spend time. Random seating available in the shade. Grab a visitors map. Go early as parking can be a challenge. Park on plain tree rd. It's shaded and close to gree entry. A place worth several visits. Great photo opportunities.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • JodieK70-29
    1 contribution
    From the animals to the grounds and facilities, so well maintained and a pleasure to walk around. Even loved being able to buy a selection of plants that are growing throughout the zoo. Definitely recommend, especially if you are a first time visitor or haven’t been recently.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • AJ Pato
    Kempsey, Australia668 contributions
    Found this place on trip advisor and decided to check it out. The Japanese garden was tranquil, quiet and beautiful. You will enjoy the small but spectacular gardens. Take the time to explore and rest awhile.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Robert D
    Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
    The Botanic Park is in between the Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Botanic Garden. If you walk from one to the other, you pass through the Botanic Park. You can see many fruit bats in the trees. That is an impressive sight. (I would not make a special trip here, but it is a lovely walk between the two other attractions.)
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
    Have been here many times by bike and car. This time we hiked from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty. Scenic views. Waterfalls are small in comparison to many others but the best in Adelaide. Ample parking available and multiple toilets.
    Written 15 June 2023
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  • JAK630
    Brisbane Region, Australia38 contributions

    Lovely English mansion beautifully preserved with spectacular views back to Adelaide. We went on the guided tour which was conducted by a volunteer who gave us a wonderful insight to the history of the couple and their house. Morning tea was Burnt Butter baked biscuits (original recipe) discovered in the Hayward family recipe book - crisp and delicious. Apparently a new larger cafe is being built in the near future. A lot of families were also having picnics in the spacious grounds with room for children to roll and play on the grass.
    Written 14 June 2023
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    A lovely garden just out of the Adelaide CBD that's well worth a look as you'll get to stroll by the Torrens River. There is a lack of shade in the park unfortunately though there is a nice rotunda there and a few park bench seats.

    This is where the Popeye river cruises leave from.

    Recommended.
    Written 14 September 2023
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  • Jackie
    Peterborough, UK5 contributions
    Superb place to visit with a family. So much to see and do as well as enjoying the beach. Good walks and facilities. Hope to be back soon.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
    Excellent hiking trail with scenic views. Plenty of rest stops when hiking from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty. Some steep parts but not for long.
    Written 15 June 2023
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  • Karen M
    Adelaide, Australia439 contributions
    Although access by car has a few options, you might want to plan entry, as exiting dense traffic can be stressful. We leave Port Rd at the lights, opposite Philips Street and wind slowly right, past the cafe, to the car park.
    Immediately you see the police horses which can be viewed but not fed. There's a choice of pathways, towards the lake or the cafe and we did a circle, heading to the cafe first. Unfortunately, it wasn't open, but the menu looks good and an excellent playground is nearby. We made our way along the river, down majestic stairways, watching trees with autumn leaves and a spoonbill in the water. On advice from a passer-by, we went over the small bridge to get a view from the other side and into the tunnel just for the hell of it. Back over and on to the lake, we circled it and returned to the car.
    A very pretty and relaxing walk that we plan to take little relatives. Very worthwhile and totally free.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,549 contributions
    I was having my morning walk and chanced upon this garden which is close to the central area. It is very green with lots of plants.
    Written 21 April 2021
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  • Bill W
    82 contributions
    What a great park,close to Adelaide and shops. The park facilities are spotless and the park very quiet. The staff are very helpful.
    Written 17 July 2018
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  • magpiegirl9
    Adelaide, Australia2,308 contributions
    This playground has the longest slippery dip I have ever seen. It looks so scary I wouldn't go on it. The playground is close to the river so you can walk along the track and muck about in the water. You would want to wash your hands well after though.
    Written 23 November 2015
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  • Yaussietraveler32
    New South Wales, Australia81 contributions
    Take a walk through the trees and look at all the different species. Watch out for the misting water off the trees, Spot the fish in the pond. A nice free walk .
    Written 5 January 2023
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  • Michael-4551
    Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
    Visited on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February. Adelaide CBD is surrounded by parklands and you are spoilt for choice. We enjoyed walking around checking some out.
    Written 2 June 2020
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