While Iâ€™ve been updating my blog recently with some great experiences I had in Adelaide, there are still many places that I haven’t get the chance to go and hope I’ll be able to go there in the near future. Hereâ€™s a quick rundown:
Cleland Conservation Park
The largest national park in the Adelaide area, and itâ€™s definitely one of the best places to see native Australian animals. The park is located only 20 minutes from the city. Even though it doesnâ€™t offer many recreation opportunities, it does promise to display wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, waterfowl, emus, and more. These animals are amazing, and at Cleland you not only can look at them, but you can often feed and hold them, too.
I hope I can see real koala soon. You know those online banners, adverstising free phones or paid surveys, that show koalas climbing around the edges? Well, that’s my only experience with them.
Belair National Park
Belair offers a slightly different experience than Cleland. If youâ€™re looking for abundance of animals, Belair probably isnâ€™t the place to go. But if you seek tennis courts, hiking trails, or big grassy expanses to go picnic, Belair is the park for you. Itâ€™s also a great place to bring the kids; the park even includes an adventure playground. This would be most first choice destination for a family trip, and it has one more added bonus: itâ€™s not far from the city center.
Morialta Conservation Park
This park is the place to go for hiking trails near Adelaide. Located right near the Adelaide hills, the park has many hiking trails â€“ of all difficulty levels â€“ and an area where you can rock climb. Many of the trails go past waterfalls and look out over the city, which makes them a great activity to do with an out-of-town guest. I hope maybe I will go rock climbing there someday.
I hope you enjoyed my introduction to Adelaideâ€™s natural parks. Also, not forgetting Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary. Iâ€™ll be sure to keep you updated if I manage to visit these places.