Best Parks in Adelaide

Best Parks in Adelaide
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Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Adelaide. To help you find the best park located near you in Adelaide, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Adelaide’s Best Parks:

The top rated parks in Adelaide are:

Cleland Conservation Park
Belair National Park
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

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Cleland Conservation Park

Cleland Conservation Park
Cleland Conservation Park

Cleland Conservation Park conserves an important area of bushland situated in the Adelaide Hills face zone. A fantastic network of walking and cycling trails introduces you to the diverse native wildlife, cultural heritage and spectacular views of the Adelaide Hills and surrounds.

One of South Australia’s most popular walking trails traverses this unique area from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit.

There is also a selection of trails and fire tracks where you can ride your mountain bike on shared use trails within the park. Some of these popular trails include the Cleland link trail between Crafers and Mt Lofty, Wine Shanty trail, Chambers and Adventure loops.

Products/Services:

Bush walking, Mountain Biking, Mount Lofty Precinct app, Attractions, Stay in the park, Teach and learn resources, Volunteering

Location:

Address: Cleland SA 5152
Phone: (08) 8339 2444
Website: www.parks.sa.gov.au

Reviews:

“The new butterfly experience was educational and therapeutic. You can walk around and get up close with many native species of animals at this park. It is a great place to explore and learn about Australia’s wildlife. The Koala experience is absolutely worth checking out, you can get up close, take pictures, and pet the Koalas. The photo package, while costing extra, is a truly amazing experience. This park is a great stop for a personal, or family, vacation.” – Josh H

Favourite place to go see animals. Big wide open spaces, minimal small enclosures. Kangaroos don’t assault you when you walk in.” – Caty Malo

Belair National Park

Belair National Park
Belair National Park

Belair National Park is set in beautiful natural bushland. Belair National Park is just 25 minutes from Adelaide city centre. It is the ideal place to get active in the great outdoors. There are woodlands and lakes to explore, walking and mountain biking trails to suit all levels of fitness, plus tennis courts and cricket pitches available for hire.

This is South Australia’s oldest national park, and is home to Old Government House – a significant heritage building. Also in the park is State Flora, the oldest plant nursery in South Australia and still going strong today. The park remains one of the few relatively undisturbed areas of native vegetation in the Adelaide Hills region, making it an important refuge for native plants and animals.

Products/Services:

Bush walking, Mountain biking, Horse riding, Old Government House, Sports, Adventure playground, Orienteering, Teach and learn, Stay in park, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Volunteering

Location:

Address: Upper Sturt Rd, Belair SA 5052
Phone: (08) 8278 5477
Website: www.parks.sa.gov.au

Reviews:

This is one of my favourite places in Adelaide. It’s worth getting the annual pass for $90 because in about 9 visits it has paid for itself and you have contributed to the National Parks upkeep. Very clean barbecues and beautiful secluded places you can have picnics in.” – Dana Baltutis
Lovely peaceful park with free covered BBQ areas. You can see koala’s if your lucky as well as birds and other native wildlife. Entry fee applies per car and no open or coal fires allowed.” – Hiva H

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

Cobbler Creek Receation Park
Cobbler Creek Receation Park

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is nestled between Golden Grove and Salisbury, this park is a fantastic introduction to the bush, a peaceful place to unwind from city life, a popular destination for walkers, and an adventure for budding mountain bike riders.

Is mountain biking your thing? These purpose-built trails are perfect for beginner and intermediate riders, with a couple of sections that will give even the most experienced of riders a thrill. You can even take the kids for a pedal on the ‘pump track’ while you show of your skills on the bike jumps.

Get your friends and family together for a BBQ picnic and let the kids explore the Kites and Kestrels adventure playground. Gas BBQs are now permitted on the grassy area near the playground (but not on days of Total Fire bans). This exiting playground includes a flying fox and climbing structures inspired by tree-top raptor nests!

If you’re looking for a more tranquil escape, the trails take you through peaceful River Red Gum lined creeks, woodlands echoing with bird calls, and ridge tops with views across the Adelaide plains.

Products/Services:

Bushwalking, Kites and Kestrels Playspace, and picnic area, Mountain biking, Stay in the park, Volunteering

Location:

Address: Salisbury East SA 5109
Phone: (08) 8523 7700
Website: www.parks.sa.gov.au

Reviews:

Really good modern playground with swings, flying fox and sandpit having few extra tools. Probably kids 4y+ can get more out of it, but younger will find something interesting too. Picnic area and public toilets adjusted to the playground.” – Kamil Zuber

This is a really cool place for kids party’s, BBQ, family gathering. The play ground is all new. Public toilets. Lots of car parking.. had a great day here..” – Diane Letto