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A delightful stretch of natural parkland hugs the River Torrens on its route from the Adelaide Hills to the coast. Known as Linear Park, this regenerated bushland hosts a variety of riverine habitats, and has opened up an important wildlife corridor for native birds and animals.

Bicycle and walking tracks run along the entire length of the park. Adventure playgrounds, kite flying spots, and barbecue and picnic areas are scattered throughout. The park can be accessed at Henley Beach South, at Torrens Lake, along its route from local riverside streets and from the O-Bahn busway at Enfield.

No roads to cross, beautiful scenery and great birdlife. Best as the sun comes up with the morning chorus!

The Torrens River Linear Park to the East is about a 25 km loop or West to the sea about 30 km loop. Of course you can keep it shorter by doing a 10km loop between the Hackney Road bridge and the Port Road Bridge. The path is a sealed two way bike trail.

Start at the River Torrens mouth along Military Road and follow the linear park all the way to Adelaide - approximately 16 kilometers one way.

  • Phone: 1300 655 276 (Freecall: Australia only) (South Australian Tourism Commission)
  • Open Hours: Sunrise-sunset daily
  • Neighborhood: Central Adelaide
  • Nearest Train: Adelaide train station; bus 99C/ 99B (Torrens Lake access).

Map here

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