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Walking trail in Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama

Suitable for mobility aids Short and easy walk North Adelaide

What to expect in Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama

The park offers a range of fitness trails including this sealed, easy walking path making it ideal for unwinding and getting some fresh air at a leisurely pace. This city park is unique in that it has grazing horses, a bridle path and a rural landscape. This is the last remaining park in the city used for grazing. As you walk around the park keep an eye open for a few of the remaining old gates and fence posts.

More trail details

Difficulty levelEasy
Length650 metres on a sealed path
Start and finish on the corner of Jerningham Street and Kingston Terrace.
Walking surfacesBitumen, grass and pavement
Mobility suitabilitySuits all prams
Suits all walking aids
DogsSuitable for dog walking
Path widthApproximately 2 metres at narrowest
Possible hazardsLeaves and sticks on paths
Uneven surfaces
On-road traffic on Kingston Terrace
AmenitiesShaded seating
Drinking fountains
Toilets
ParkingFree parking on Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace

History

Nantu Wama translates to “horse plain” in Kaurna language and was given this name due to the horse depasturing which occurs on the site, bordered by Lefevre Terrace to the west.

Historically many parks used for grazing sheep, cattle and horses were once burnt rather than mowed. Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre, born 1797 and died 1879, was one of South Australia’s colonisation commissioners and a huge supporter and influencer of the plan to develop the colony.