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The Top 3 Places to Feed Ducks in Adelaide

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Published December 11th 2012
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Feed the Ducks at Woorabinda Lake Reserve


There is one thing that kids in Adelaide love about wetlands, and that is the chance to get up close to all the birds and feed the ducks.

Of course, that's ignoring the chance to get mud all over themselves, but let's not go there.

We've been out and about getting our feet wet to bring you our choice of the top 3 places in Adelaide that you can get in a flap with your feathered friends.

Woorabinda Lake Reserve

The first place we would recommend is Woorabinda Lake Reserve which is part of the Stirling Linear Park. It is a beautiful shady park and at his time of the year there are heaps of ducklings and other water bird chicks that are so cute.

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Radio Controlled Yacht Sailing in the Lake


And if the little ones get tired of feeding the ducks, on a Wednesday you will find lots of model boats sailing on the lake. Talk nicely to the friendly chaps and they will probably let you try out the radio control too.

The only drawback for this park is that the toilet facilities are usually locked, and the closest facilities are here.

If you bring a dog here, it must be confined on a lead as there are many protected animals nearby.

St Peters Billabong

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A Water Bird @ St Peters Billabong


My next favourite spot is the St Peters Billabong near the city.

This too has a fantastic diversity of bird life, and is delightfully peaceful - a popular place for young couples to lunch together. It's easy to get close to the ducks and they will eat all you bring, and more. Kids in Adelaide love it!

There are no facilities here other than seating, but that isn't really a problem because a short walk away is the LG Perriam Reserve with toilets, shelter and free BBQ facilies.

This place is particularly good if you have older children too, because St Peters is well supplied with playgrounds to suit all ages and other things to do.

Apex Park Wetlands

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Apex Park @ West Beach


In the western suburbs Apex Park Wetlands has it all in one location. Loads of ducks and other friendly water birds will come running as soon as there is a hint of food, and the seagulls will almost take you away if they can get close.

There are toilet facilities, a playground, shelter, seating and a free BBQ all in the one spot here, so it is probably the easiest of all the choices.

Of course there are other places around with ducks - the River Torrens and Urrbrae Wetlands are just two that spring to mind.

And if you know of a better place, you will post it in the comments won't you?
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Your Comment
Some places won't let you fee the ducks as bread is not good for them and it attracts rats ie. Karinya at Blackwood.
by aliso (score: 0|8) 2356 days ago
I use to enjoy feeding them near the BBQs by the river in Bonython Park.
by Vin (score: 0|6) 2245 days ago
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