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Wynn Vale Dam

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by Jane McKinnon (subscribe)
I am a mum who is learning how to use my camera. I post on Instagram janes_photo_gallery. Having so much fun.
Published June 6th 2017
Dam Delights at Wynn Vale
If you have a spare hour or two, go for a nice walk along this 6.3km stretch of path. The path is quite wide with enough room for everyone. The boardwalk is excellent, just to get you out on the water a bit more.

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Ibis at Wynn Dam


The dam was originally built in 1962 by winemakers, S Wynn & Company, as they needed water for their vineyards. As the vineyards left and the houses moved in, it now stores the rainwater. In 2009 a storm water filtration system was put there.

We have a lot of forward-thinking people here in South Australia with our water storage. It was the first of its kind in Australia. We should be very proud of our wetlands and water usage around the parks and gardens in Adelaide. We do a good job.

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Peaceful place to rest


It is a place where schools can take the children for education on wetlands and animal life. It is easy to get to and does not cost a lot of money for a school excursion.

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Australia birds - galahs


It is a great place to take your camera. I have had great times with macro and zoom lens. It can get very hot there in summer, so if you go on a hot day - bring a hat, drink and sunscreen.

macro photography
Flowers along the bank.


I find just photographing around the Dam itself can take all my time, so be prepared to stay for awhile.

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Ducks in the dam


They do ask you not to feed the ducks - remember bread is not good for ducks.



I found it a good place to try and get the dragonfly shots.

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Dragonfly


If you are walking alone, be safe. An early morning start from the Jubilee Duck Pond to the Dam is good. You will pass a lot of other photographers doing the same thing.

Bush path
Along the trail


You can park right next to the Dam and just spend time there. There are houses across the road. There are also horses kept along the trail on the east side of the dam. Children love to walk along the dirt path and see the horses.

Flora around the dam
Flowers along the bank.


The walkway goes from the Wynn Vale Dam through to Vaucluse Reserve in Valley View.

You will walk through areas with beautiful gum trees with all the birds, lorikeets, cockies honeyeaters.

Bird life
Birds in the trees along the walk


You walk adjacent to Jubilee Road then Golden Grove Road, cross over Montague Road and Wright Road until you get to the Thomas Turner Reserve area.
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Where: Wynn Vale
Cost: free
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What delightful photos of the wildlife, there's more to a dam that meets the eye.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11042) 529 days ago
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