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Para Wirra Recreation Park

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Good for trekking

Good place for trekking and cycling and they have public barbecue to spend time with friends and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
gaurav s
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Walking and hiking

A great place for the kids, or for walking and hiking. some great short to medium walks which when... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
NigelH1304
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Humbug Scrub Road, One Tree Hill, Playford, South Australia 5114, Australia
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+61 8 8523 7700
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Para Wirra Conservation Park is quiet and secluded. I saw some birds, and mostly friendly magpies. Plenty of picnic areas. Walking tracks are rated fir difficulty and distance, but some tracks just vanish. Dry sclerophyll forests mostly. Very dry. Lots of gum trees. Many boy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pam B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Good place for trekking and cycling and they have public barbecue to spend time with friends and family

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gaurav s
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A well presented and protected reserve providing easy access to natural bushland and vegetation, with numerous wild flowers and orchids visible especially in spring and summer. Good walking tracks and lots to see, but note there are no facilities such as toilets etc at most...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Fondly remember visits to this park 30 to 40 years ago when everything was well maintained, with a manned park office and kiosk, tennis courts, picnic areas and with numerous NP&WS rangers on duty. Back then the park was very popular with many, many visitors....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AdelaideGourmet
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A great place for the kids, or for walking and hiking. some great short to medium walks which when you look around have diverse flora and fauna.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank NigelH1304
Reviewed 22 March 2017

There's not much to do in the park unless you're into bushwalking. There's nowhere to buy food and drink so make sure you bring some with you. And the park is closed on days of extreme or catastrophic fire days. So it's best to check...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MrMFreeze
Reviewed 1 January 2017

With plenty of walks on offer we set off to Para Wirra, and weren't disappointed. We chose a couple of looping trails, and enjoy the changes in scenery as we passed through areas of heavy and light vegetation, lakes, and ridge tops. We didn't stay...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The Park had free entry for the Adelaide Cup Long weekend. There is usually a fee of $8-10 per vehicle. We had most of the Park to ourself for the day. We took part in a 1 hour walk with a ranger and volunteers. The...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank internetken
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This park has been visited by me many times over the years, with a recent visit on a free open day (normally there will be a fee per car). I like coming here for a nature fix, however I feel that the park has lost...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank lindatAdel
Reviewed 10 October 2015

A beautiful & maybe slightly forgotten about park about 20 mins out of the suburbs. We saw emus wandering around, loads of birds, a couple of roos, but no koalas. We also spotted a snake slithering off into the undergrowth. There are hiking trails &...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Ducatibabe
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