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6 things to do to get active in Bonython Park


Posted on 17 Jan 2020

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli has something for the whole family, from one of the best playgrounds in the city to wide-open grassed areas to kick the footy on. Being active and outdoors is the easiest, cheapest prescription for a healthier you. Physical activity increases your wellbeing, and that of your family, so get active in Bonython Park this summer with these six ideas!

1. Bonython Park playground

Kids and their parents love to visit the beautiful Bonython Park playground with its 25 metre flying fox, wheelchair accessible merry-go-round, giant mouse wheel, water play and a sand pit where children can become archaeologists and dig for bones.

Bonython park playground

Bonython Park playground

2. Mock roadway

The Road Safety Centre contains a ‘mock roadway’ where kids can ride their bikes in a safe and fun environment, with real traffic lights, give way signs and even roundabouts. Community groups use the mock roadway for education lessons from Monday to Friday during school terms, but on weekends and school holidays everyone can use it.

3. Grassed areas

With vast open grassed areas there’s plenty of space for programs, events (note: permits may be required) or to have a kick of the footy and a game of cricket with family and friends.

4. Boat pond

If you’re a remote control boating hobbyist head to the boat pond.

5. Experience nature

The biodiversity area to the north of Bonython Park is a beautiful place to experience nature – follow the Bunyip Trail along the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari or sit, relax and let the world go by.

Bunyip trail biodiversity
photo-icon Tristan O'Brien

the bunyip trail

6. Park Lands trail

The Park Lands Trail winds its way through 17km of Adelaide’s Park Lands, including Bonython Park, which is ideal for cycling, walking and running. Or for those who enjoy shorter distances to keep fit, the Torrens Loop offers multiple options starting from the Torrens Weir (500m further along the trail from the kiosk) with distances ranging from 2.5km to 6.4km looping back to Bonython Park. This shared-use trail runs from the sea to the hills and passes through the City via Bonython Park and Elder Park.