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Five National Parks with Accessible Trails

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Published November 19th 2022
Trails suitable for all abilities
Little Quarry Loop anstey hill
Little Quarry Loop

South Australia's national parks are meant to be for everyone to enjoy, however, those with lim­it­ed mobil­i­ty can sometimes find it difficult to have a great experience. Here's a list of five accessible trails that hopefully would be suitable for all abilities.

First Falls Walk
First Falls Walk

First is the Little Quarry Loop in Anstey Hill Recreation Park. Beginning near the car park, this 650-metre flat trail features hard-packed gravel and ambles around a former Quartzite quarry site. Three accessible picnic areas can also be found dotted around the trail. Entry is via Gate 1 just off North East Road in Tea Tree Gully.

First Falls Walk morialta
First Falls Walk

Secondly, Morialta Conservation Park offers the ever-popular First Falls Walk which inclines gently from the trailhead to a waterfall that flows during the wetter months of the year. On this wide gravel trail, you'll follow a creek through the remarkable Morialta Gorge before reaching a short boardwalk just below the waterfall. There are opportunities to spot koalas in the trees along the way. Accessible parking is available at the end of Morialta Falls Road in Woodforde.

Lake Dis­cov­ery Loop para wirra
Lake Dis­cov­ery Loop

For a vehicle entry fee of $12.50, you can enjoy the tranquillity of Para Wirra's lake on the Lake Dis­cov­ery Loop. The best way to tackle this trail is by following the signposts in a clockwise direction around the lake, starting from the East Lake carpark. If you're keen on birdwatching, then remember to bring your binoculars as well.

Punch­bowl Look­out Trail
Punch­bowl Look­out Trail

Those living down south might want to check out the Punch­bowl Look­out Trail in Onkaparinga River National Park. A spectacular view of the Onkaparinga River Gorge awaits you at the lookout after a wander through grey box woodland. The two-kilometre trail descends gradually from its Piggott Range Road carpark to the lookout and then heads back up again via the same route.

Wood Duck Walk belair
Wood Duck Walk

Lastly, Belair's Wood Duck Walk caters for all abilities too. The kilometre-long trail around Playford Lake is rather pleasant and there's a chance you'll see a variety of birdlife. An acces­si­ble pic­nic ground can also be found nearby. Do note though that vehicle entry fees apply for this park.
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Thanks, Audrey. Good to know that.
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