APPA offers two types of Guided walks through the Park Lands.   There are hosted 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" 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.  Search for "Adelaide City Explorer" at the Google PlayStore or the iPhone App Store.   Alternatively, follow the links from the "Adelaide City Explorer" website.

If you don't have a smartphone or you'd prefer to bypass the smartphone app, you can stay within the "Adelaide City Explorer" website, on a laptop or tablet, at these links:

These are the only ones available, so far.   More self-guided walking "trail guides" will be coming soon.  We expect that by the end of 2018 there will be at least ten different trail guides available, for self-guided tours through different parts of the Adelaide Park Lands.

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

 

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, Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 20, Blue Gum Park / Kurangga); Trish Russell (Park 5, Bragg Park/Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina).     Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21, Veale Park/Walyu Yarta), Damien Mugavin (Park 12, Red Gum Park/Karrawirra), Rosemary Luke (Park 9, Bundey's Paddock/Tidlangga), Valdis Dunis (Park 6. Lefevre Park/ Nantu Wama) and Serafina Tane (Park 21W, Golden Wattle Park/ Mirnu Wirra)

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, Peppermint Park / Wita Wirra); Shane Sody (Park 20, Blue Gum Park / Kurangga); Trish Russell (Park 5, Bragg Park/Ngampa Yarta); and Hero Weston (Park 13, Rundle Park/Kadlitpina).

Further Park ambassadors appointed since then are: Peter Sansom (Park 21, Veale Park/Walyu Yarta), Damien Mugavin (Park 12, Red Gum Park/Karrawirra), Rosemary Luke (Park 9, Bundey's Paddock/Tidlangga), Valdis Dunis (Park 6. Lefevre Park/ Nantu Wama) and Serafina Tane (Park 21W, Golden Wattle Park/ Mirnu Wirra)

The next Guided walks are:

Sunday 23 September 2018  2pm to 3.45pm
Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21)

Meet at the "Veale Gardens" sign in the flower bed off South Terrace opposite Owen Street

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/201552780530230/

 

Sunday 21 October 2018 - 10am to midday
Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

Meet at the corner of South Tce and East Tce.

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/642695172772953/

Sunday 18 November  10am to 11.30am
Bundey's Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9)

Meet at the corner of Bundey's Rd and MacKinnon Pde

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/232076944276884/

Sunday 16 December 2018 - 9.30 to 11.00am
Reservoir Park / Kangatilla (Park 4) & Bragg Park / Ngampa Yarta (Park 5)

Meet at the corner of Barton Terrace East and O'Connell Street (opposite Piccadilly cinema)

Click the pic for details on Facebook.

Sunday 20 January 2019 - 9.30 to 11.00am
Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)

Meet at the corner of West Terrace and Goodwood Road (opposite Rydge's Motel)

Click the pic for details on Facebook


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....

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