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The Bunyip Trail

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Published September 26th 2016
A classic Aussie children's story comes alive
Here's a great activity for children and adults close to Bonython Park (Tulya Wardli) and the River Torrens.

The Bunyip Trail is an initiative of Children's University and Adelaide City Council. It invites the discovery of the natural environment of the river and parklands through storytelling. It's based on the popular book 'The Bunyip of Berkleys Creek' by Jenny Wagner, one I certainly remember reading to my children years ago.

If you park your car close to Bonython Park Playspace (entrance from Port Road), you can enjoy the walk down to the river and over the bridge towards The Bunyip Trail. On the way back you can play on the flying fox and the Roktopus Giant Mouse Wheel. With the children of course.

It's a good idea to pick up The Bunyip Trail Activity Booklet from the kiosk near Bonython Playspace before you start or download it here.

Then start following the signs to the start of the trail.

Follow the signs to The Bunyip Trail
Follow the signs to The Bunyip Trail

Start of The Bunyip Trail
Start of The Bunyip Trail

You'll find weather-proof 'pages' along the 200m trail.

Read the story along the way
Read the story along the way

As well as the bunyip story there's information about the local environment as well as activities linked to the activity booklet.

Information and activities
Information and activities

It's a delightful setting on a sunny day and exactly the right place to be reading this classic Aussie tale.

The delightful setting will set the mood
The delightful setting will set the mood

Don't forget to head back to your car via the Bonython Park Playspace and enjoy a few rotations of the Roktopus.

Roktopus Giant Mouse Wheel in Bonython Park Playspace
Roktopus Giant Mouse Wheel in Bonython Park Playspace
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Why? Rediscover a delightful Aussie Tale
When: 9am-7pm October to March. Closed May till August.
Where: Bonython Parklands, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Looks great. I will definitely take small friends to explore this trail.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4116) 1149 days ago
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