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Easy walking trail in Lefevre Park/ Nantu Wama (Park 6)


Posted on 12 May 2019

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. 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. 

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.

This walking trail is approximately 650m on a sealed path.

  • Start and finish on the corner of Jerningham Street and Kingston Terrace.

Parking

  • Free parking on Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace

Walking surfaces

  • Bitumen, grass and pavement

Mobility suitability

  • Suits all walking aids

Path width

  • Approximately 2m at narrowest

Possible hazards

  • Leaves and sticks on paths
  • Uneven surfaces
  • On-road traffic on Kingston Terrace

Amenities

  • Shaded seating
  • Drinking fountains
  • Toilets