21 Aug, 2020

Explore the Adelaide Park Lands Treasure Trail

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Explore the Adelaide Park Lands for your chance to win a share of $3000 in prizes, including a lifetime Adelaide Zoo membership.

The City of Adelaide has launched an exciting treasure trail leading people through our beautiful Park Lands on a quest to uncover treasured tales of Adelaide.

As you follow our online map and weave your way through the city and North Adelaide, you will visit six locations each with a sign containing a fun question and an amazing fact about Adelaide.

For example, do you know who is buried in an Adelaide city square? Well it’s Colonel William Light, South Australia's first Surveyor-General, who is – of course – buried in Light Square.

Or that Victoria Square was the first place in Australia to ever fly the Aboriginal flag?

What about that back in 1975, a crowd of thousands lined the banks of the River Torrens to watch people attempt to fly over the river? As part of a Birdman rally, people launched home-made flying machines - made of everything from umbrellas to balsa wood - across the river in a bid to fly. Sadly, no one was successful.

Once you’ve visited a location, submit your answers online through the City of Adelaide website. You can just visit one to enter or all six for more chances to win.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor is encouraging everyone to join the free trail and spend a day exploring the beautiful Adelaide Park Lands.

“Council’s Adelaide Park Lands Treasure Trail is a fun way for people of all ages to enjoy being outdoors and rediscover our city’s greatest asset,” she said.

“The easy-to-use online interactive map includes six historic locations where intrepid explorers will be asked a question as part of their competition entry.

“With great prizes to be won, this free activity is a great reason to get outdoors this month,” the Lord Mayor said.

The full list of locations is:

  1. Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12), corner of Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place (opposite the Women's and Children's Hospital)
  2. River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, Elder Park (near the rotunda)
  3. Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, along Reconciliation Plaza
  4. Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20), Glover Playspace
  5. Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16), near corner of Halifax Street and East Terrace
  6. *The Light Square / Wauwi sign is no longer at this location - find the information and question on the interactive map instead*

More detail including the map and full list of prizes can be found on the City of Adelaide website.

The competition ends on 1 September 2020.


For more information

Ashleigh Pisani