Adelaide Parks & Gardens
Stroll through these beautifully designed gardens and discover the vast collection of native and exotic plants that are accustomed to Adelaide’s dry climate.
Learn about the many Australian rainforest species grown in the Bicentennial Conservatory, and view SA Water Mediterranean Garden featuring plants native to Australia, South Africa, Chile, California and the Mediterranean Basin.
|Where:||North Terrace, Adelaide|
|Phone:||08 8222 9311|
|Website:||Adelaide Botanic Gardens|
Situated only a few minutes from Adelaide City, Elder Park is the venue for many of the City’s key events including Carols by Candlelight and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
These beautiful walking tracks can be seen on foot, or by bicycle. Spend the day at the park, or hire a paddle boat and cruise up the river to the Adelaide Zoo.
Victoria Park is inhabited by multitudes of native birds and provides the perfect opportunity to cycle or walk and appreciate the stunning scenery of the surrounding wetlands.
Boasting excellent community facilities, this Adelaide park is host to major sporting events throughout the year including the Adelaide 500.
|Where:||The Secretary, Adelaide Park Lands|
|Phone:||(08) 8333 0534|
Rymill Park offers picturesque settings and great facilities, making it an ideal place to bring the whole family.
Sit under a shady tree and watch the ducks and other birdlife that live in the park while enjoying a barbecue lunch.
Stroll through the pretty rose gardens or hire a rowboat and paddle out on the lake.
|Where:||East and Dequetteville Terraces, and Rundle and Bartels Roads.|
The peaceful Adelaide-Himeji Garden is comprised of 2 separate Japanese garden styles, which are the lake and mountain garden (senzui) and dry garden (kare senzui).
Symbolising the bond between friends, this garden features native Japanese plants and offers visitors tranquility and serenity.
Become acquainted with the 50 varieties of striking roses that are grown at the Veale Gardens.
Admire the sceneic waterfall and view the abundance of birdlife that inhabit this area. Of notable interest is the conservatory and statue of ‘Pan’ created by Adelaide sculptor John Dowie.
Feeling peckish? Dine at The Pavilion On The Park Restaurant which is located down ate the eastern end of the gardens.
|Where:||Corner of South Terrace and Peacock Roads.|
The River Torrens Linear Park is a scenic trail that can be followed through the City Centre and past the Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
Whether visitors choose to walk, jog or bike ride their way along this path, they will enjoy the shady trees which line the banks of the River Torrens and offer the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.
|Phone:||08 7424 7677|
|Website:||South Australia Trails|
The Wirranendi Park provides an insight into Aboriginal Heritage. Interpretive walks explain the use of certain plants and shrubs for medicinal purposes.
This Adelaide track lasts for around 30-45 minutes, and takes visitors through this young urban forest populated by thousands of trees and grasses.
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is just 30 minutes from Adelaide’s center and is on the eastern side of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and has a variety of collections and displays, along with beautiful rose gardens and heritage nature trails.
The Mount Lofty Summit is located near the gardens in the Cleland Conservation Park, and offers the most stunning views over the Adelaide Hills.
|Where:||Summit Road or Piccadilly Road, Crafers / Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Cleland|
|Phone:||+618 8370 8370/ (08) 8339 2600|
The Waite arboretum is set on the Waite Estate and showcases 2,200 exotic and native trees and plants.
The free self-guided walks allow visitors to appreciate the arboretum’s special collections, gardens, sculptures, and water features.
Discover the striking Waite Conservation Reserve which offers breathtaking views over Adelaide, and spot native wildlife including koalas and birds.
Guests can also tour the estate’s historic Urrbrae House, originally built in 1891 and home to Peter Waite.
|Where:||The University of Adelaide, North Terrace|
|Phone:||+618 8303 7405|
Some 1,700 Aboriginal artefacts have been discovered at Hallet Cove Conservation Park, which is based 22 kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre.
This natural reserve features hilly cliffs with native flora and fauna, and is fringed by a pebbly beach that is suitable for fishing and swimming.
|Where:||Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Heron Way, Hallett Cove- 22km south of Adelaide|
|Phone:||+618 9278 5477|
Belair National Park is a great place to bring the family. There are excellent tracks perfect for walking and bicycle riding, and lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy a picnic or barbecue lunch.
Located only 13 kilometres from the CBD, it takes just 30 minutes to drive to this scenic park.
|Where:||13km South East of Adelaide|
|Phone:||+618 8278 5477|
|Website:||Belair National Park|
Explore Morialta Conservation Park and discover some of South Australia’s most beautiful ridges, gullies, and waterfalls.
This park provides travellers with excellent bushwalking tracks and lookouts, and is the habitat for an array of wildlife that call this park home, including small reptiles, frogs and birds.
|Where:||10km North East of Adelaide|
|Phone:||+618 8336 0901|
|Website:||Morialta Conservation Park|