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by Paul Bidmeade (subscribe)
I have finished my Journalism degree at the University of South Australia. I'm currently a freelance writer living in Adelaide.
Published February 22nd 2013
Kingston Park
Breathtaking views from Kingston Park lookout

Kingston Park is Adelaide's best kept secret and captures the essence of how you should spend your Sunday - the final day of relaxation before the working week begins.

Kingston Park is the perfect setting for a day out with the family, a romantic picnic spot with your partner or a place to unwind with friends. Take a trip 17 kilometres south of the Adelaide CBD and uncover a secret paradise in this beachside suburb.

Kingston Park has a rich history where visitors can learn about the Dreamtime stories of the 'Kaurna' people, who developed a strong connection to the land 40,000 years ago. Admire the 'Tjilbruke' monument, take a stroll through the many trails and capture a mental photograph of the breathtaking St Vincent Gulf coastline.

Growing up in Kingston Park as a kid, there was a sense of wonderment as I peeled back the rocks on the beach to see tiny crabs scurry away. The beach is ideal for fishing and exploring rock pools.

The water is always calm which makes it ideal for families with young children.

Long lasting memories are created when visiting Kingston Park. Whether it's those memorable sausage sizzles on the free barbeques, or epic long matches on the free tennis courts, Kingston Park has something for everyone.

For the fitness freaks, try challenging yourself on the 7.2 km boardwalk from Kingston Park to Hallet Cove Beach.The picturesque views make the arduous journey a must see and do.

On Sunday's the historic Kingston House offers award winning Devonshire tea from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Kingston House. Enjoy a comforting pot of tea, whilst sitting on antique furniture, as chandeliers hang from the ceiling of this magnificent 173 year old building.

A Sunday spent inside Kingston House transports you to a simpler time, acting as an escape from the working week. By the end of the day at Kingston Park, the kids are exhausted from having so much fun, but nobody leaves until they see the sunset, a sight which makes it worth returning to work on Monday.

The perfect end to a Sunday
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Why? Kingston Park is Adelaide's best kept secret.
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Where: Kingston Park, South Australia
Your Comment
While I suspect that Adelaide does have some even better kept secrets, Kingston Park is a pleasant spot with facilities like the playground and an interpretive trail about the indigenous community that once lived in the area.

Well done Paul, and welcome to writing on Weekend Notes.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 2774 days ago
I never tire of 'popping' down to Kingston for a breath of fresh air. We're so lucky to have this on our doorstep.
by PAMMI (score: 1|18) 2766 days ago
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