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River Trail and Wattle Trail Combined Hike at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

The Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is full of surprises, like a large dam hiding in the middle of the park.  Tucked in the southern foothills, 13km south of Adelaide, the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park has more than two dozen shared-use trails that traverse the Sturt River and criss-cross the tight valley that it flows through. […]

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Sundews Ridge Hike at Onkaparinga River National Park

Nestled in the hills between the vineyards of the McLaren Vale wine region and the southern Adelaide suburbs of Morphett Vale and Hackham, the Onkaparinga River National Park is home to the stunning Onkaparinga Gorge, a variety of native vegetation and wildlife, a rock climbing zone and a campground. There are about a dozen walking […]

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River Trail and Lomandra Trail Combined Hike at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

There are surprising pockets of nature and bushland all over the Adelaide metropolitan area.  As the metro area creeps towards the Adelaide Hills, the flat land gives way to increasingly steep undulations, gorges and land difficult to build on.  It’s in these places that I am learning to find some great, less-trafficked spaces for outdoor […]

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Driving Through the Adelaide Hills

Driving through the Adelaide Hills is both a thrilling and relaxing experience.  The tree-lined roads dip and climb, tracing the rolling hillsides and occasionally cutting into them around tight corners where the slope drops sharply away, exposing remarkable views.  When not closed in by the trees or sharp rise of a hillside, the views stretch […]

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Bushwalk at Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has a few short walks that are great for a quick escape into nature. There is a feeling of calm in the park among the tall gum trees.  The hill bordering the northern part of the park keeps out the traffic sounds and you can hear plenty […]