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Published January 13th 2013
Unleash your inner Robin Hood
You wake up one lovely, summer morning with no clue what to do. You feel like going on an adventure, but Adelaide is not exactly brimming with activity and excitement. Well do not fear; I have a day trip planned out for you. So follow me down to Victor Harbour and I'll show you a great day out.
The central lake
Jump into the car with a few of your best friends, a mountain full of snacks and drinks, your usual sun-smart apparel and a spirit of adventure. Blast your music and have a party in the car while driving with your sunroof open and windows down. So where are we going you might ask. Ladies and gentleman, I'd like to welcome you to Adelaide's very own Greenhills Adventure Park!
Greenhills Adventure Park was founded by two South Australian families in 1982. Located on Waggon Road, Victor Harbour, it provides an entire day full of fun for both the young and old. Whether you enjoy the adrenaline rush of the huge dry slide, or if you would prefer a leisurely paddle along the lake, there is something for everyone.
While Robin Hood makes archery look easy, it is clearly not (this arrow was pretty much the only one I got on the board!).
So close! (Massive fluke really)
However, it is a great experience and an activity that is definitely recommended. Archery is usually only open at certain times so make sure you check these and don't leave it too late! The wonderful and friendly staff teaches you how to hold, load and shoot your bow and arrow, so bring your Robin Hood outfit and get ready to shoot some targets.
If you prefer the more mellow activity of the aqua bikes or paddle boats, the lake is the place to go. Old gum trees line the lake and provide plentiful amounts of shade for those that enjoy just sitting and watching. But for those who want to have a paddle, just grab a fitting life jacket from the sheds and jump on. These boats can be used for a leisurely paddle or for the more competitive ones, a paddle race across the lake (watching out for others of course!). Either way, these boats provide a variety of fun.
A day pass includes free attractions such as water slides, water park, paddle boats, par 3 golf (9 holes), mini golf, moon bikes, archery, flying foxes, maze, playground, volleyball court, basketball, half-court tennis, tractor-drawn train, imagination playground, canoes (these also close an hour before the park closes) and aqua bikes. For an additional cost (usually $5 per 5 minutes/ride), attractions such as go-karts, mini electric cars, rock wall climbing and 4-wheeled motorbikes are offered.
There are gas barbeque facilities both in the open and under shelter that may be used free of charge. (Please ask a kiosk staff member to light them). Alternatively, you can buy your lunch at the kiosk that sells a variety of hot and cold food and drinks. You can also buy souvenirs or general supplies here.
There are also numerous picnic tables with umbrellas conveniently situated in the central park. Patios and shelters are also available for larger groups and these can be booked out.
Lockers can be hired at $5 for the day and provides a great way of keeping your gear easily accessible. These lockers are located near the kiosk and male and female change rooms and toilets.
Overall, the park is kept very clean and tidy. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly - always with a smile on their faces. Admittedly, the park is aimed more at young children but as with any adventure, it will be what you make of it. So whether you are a group of teenagers looking for something different to do, or a young family looking for a day trip, Greenhills Adventure Park will provide a day of fun.
- 10:00am – 5:00pm during non-daylight savings
- 10:00am – 6:00pm during daylight savings
o 25th December (Christmas)
o Friday 29th March (Good Friday)
o The month of August
Didn't find Greenhills Adventure Park that fun? Lucky for you, you are already out in Victor Harbour. Why don't you explore this little gem of a town instead? Try walking to the Bluff or take a stroll around Granite Island. The horse-drawn trams and the South Australian Whale centre are also a great hit. Again, whether you are seven years old or seventy years old, there is something for everyone! Whatever you decide to do, have a blast!