APPA offers two types of Guided walks through the Park Lands.   There are walks with a Park Ambassador, and there are also self-guided walks, using a smartphone app (or website) to either read, or hear commentary through selected sections of the Park Lands.

 

Self-guided walks

We are in the process of producing "trail guides" material for each of the separate Parks that together make up the Adelaide Park Lands.  As each trail guide is completed,  the National Trust is making it available through their "Adelaide City Explorer" website and smartphone app.   If you have a smartphone, we suggest downloading the app, for the best experience.  Just follow the links from the "Adelaide City Explorer" website.

Alternatively if you prefer to bypass the smartphone app, you can stay within the "Adelaide City Explorer" website, on a computer, tablet or web browser on your smartphone, at this link:

More self-guided walking "trail guides" will be coming soon.  We expect that by June 2018 there will be at least a dozen different trail guides available, for self-guided tours through different parts of the Adelaide Park Lands.

 

APPA GUIDED WALKS

APPA has several Park Ambassadors - simply volunteers who've agreed to once a year, lead a guided walk through "their" Park, i.e. their favourite chosen part of the Adelaide Park Lands.   It's just a few people helping to share the love of the Adelaide Park Lands - each of us sharing our favourite part with you.

APPA's inaugural Park Ambassadors, pictured at the AGM on 30 April 2017.  From left: Rose Wight (Park 16, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi); Marisha Matthews (Park 18, Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 20, Kurangga); Trish Russell (Park 5, Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina). Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21), Damien Mugavin (Park 12), Rosemary Luke (Park 9), and Valdis Dunis (Park 6)

APPA's inaugural Park Ambassadors, pictured at the AGM on 30 April 2017.  From left: Rose Wight (Park 16, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi); Marisha Matthews (Park 18, Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 20, Kurangga); Trish Russell (Park 5, Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina). Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21), Damien Mugavin (Park 12), Rosemary Luke (Park 9), and Valdis Dunis (Park 6)

The next few Guided walks are:

Bundey's Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9)

Saturday 9 December 2017 at 10am to 11am. Meet at the corner of Bundeys Rd and MacKinnon Pde.  More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896294323966969/

Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)

Saturday 20 January 9.30am to 11.15am. Meet at the corner of Unley Rd and Greenhill Rd.

More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/371870996570688/

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)
Sunday 18 February 2018 -  9.30am to 11.30am
Meet at the Bonython Park kiosk

More details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1699702073408395/

Sunday 18 March 2018  -  11am to 12.30pm
Brougham Gardens / Tantutitingga (Park 29)  and Palmer Gardens / Pangki/Pangki (Park 28)
Meet just behind (above) the floral clock in O'Connell St.  (pictured) More details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1968014723471456/

Saturday 14 April 2018 - 2pm to 3.45pm
King Rodney Park / Ityamai-Itpina (Park 15)
Meet at the corner of East Tce and Bartels Rd.  More detaills here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1788888108077817/

Sunday 13 May  2018 -  2pm to 3.45pm
Gladys Elphick Park / Narnungga (Park 25)
Meet on James Congdon Drive opposite the Adelaide Ice Arena.  More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622468314442554/

Sunday 10 June  2018 -  2.00pm to 4.00pm
Le Fevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6)
Meet at the corner of Jerningham St & Kingston Tce.  Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/272618669934853/


Each walk is free for APPA members, and a gold coin donation is requested for others.   Children and dogs are most welcome.  See the photos below, that were taken on earlier guided walks.

32 people and two dogs about to start the walk through Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) on Saturday 9 September 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1927268510889635/

32 people and two dogs about to start the walk through Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) on Saturday 9 September 2017.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1927268510889635/

On Saturday 8 July 2017, despite a foreboding weather forecast, 15 hardy souls and two dogs joined us for a walk around Karrawirra (Park 12). including the Grundy Gardens along the Torrens Riverbank, Peace Park, and the Garden of Remembrance.   Fortunately the rain held off....

On Saturday 8 July 2017, despite a foreboding weather forecast, 15 hardy souls and two dogs joined us for a walk around Karrawirra (Park 12). including the Grundy Gardens along the Torrens Riverbank, Peace Park, and the Garden of Remembrance.   Fortunately the rain held off....

On Saturday 12 August, a sunny afternoon attracted another 15 participants for a walk around Rundle Park/Kadlitpina (Park 13)

On Saturday 12 August, a sunny afternoon attracted another 15 participants for a walk around Rundle Park/Kadlitpina (Park 13)

If you'd like to join APPA it's easy on our Membership page.   If you'd like to become an Ambassador for another part of the Park Lands, simply contact secretary@adelaide-parklands.asn.au 

Not sure which Park is which?  Check out our Guide.