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Biodiversity Trails


Discover our biodiversity sites, spy some rare species and explore the beautiful natural environment that surrounds our city.

Victoria Park Biodiversity Trail

Victoria Park Biodiversity Trail

Enjoy this short trail that showcases one of our most important biodiversity sites and perhaps glimpse some rare species found in Adelaide. The trail takes a turn through the nationally-threatened ecosystem Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) Derived Native Grassland, which we are managing to conserve in the future. Trail signs allow you to learn about the interesting history of this ecosystem and why it is important. 

You can find the start of the trail in the fenced area at the southern end of Pakapakanthi / Victoria Park. Click here to find out more.

Bunyip Trail

Bunyip trail sign in front of native vegetation

This fun trail takes you on a journey to find out how we have improved local biodiversity. You can experience how the environment might have been before urbanisation and participate in activities along the trail. Experience the delight of this restored native woodland that stands in the River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) Woodland ecosystem.

The Bunyip Trail is a Children's University and City of Adelaide initiative which engages the community in improving the natural environment of the Bonython Park Lands. Based on the popular book 'The Bunyip of Berkleys Creek', you can complete an activity booklet relating to the story at different points along the 200m trail.

You can find the start of the trail in Tulya Wardli / Bonython Park. 

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Wirrarninthi Interpretive Trail

Mallee Box Woodland in Wirrarninthi

Wander through our nature / art trail that highlights interesting biodiversity stories and provides a fun place for children to explore and reconnect with nature. Explore the wetlands, where you can see Australasian Swamphens (Porphyrio melanotus) and experience the restored Mallee Box (Eucalyptus porosa) Woodlands.

You can find the start of the trail in the west Park Lands, between Sir Donald Bradman Drive and West Terrace. Click here to find out more.

Path closures and warnings

Please note that the path is not paved and, therefore, is uneven and not suitable from prams. This area contains natural hazards such as water, wood debris and there may be snakes and insects common to the area. Venturing off the path is not recommended.

Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times should not go into the water as levels vary greatly and some areas can be quite deep. It is recommended that children wear enclosed shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirts and hats. 

The Bunyip Trail is officially open from 9:00am and closed at 7:00pm, from September to March, and closed at 5:30pm between April and August. The Bunyip Trail is closed in winter and on days of heavy rain when prone to flooding. If deciding to walk the trail during the above periods, you do so at your own risk.

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