Running along the sheer coast of Lonsdale and encompassing the state of the art Adelaide Desalination Plant, the Kauwi Interpretive Trail runs for 2.4 km with wide expansive views of the ocean. It is a favourite with local walkers and their pets alike and an easy walk for children and families.
Along the walk there are multiple look outs with educational information boards on the local area and ocean life. Kauwi is the Kuarna word for Water and along the path there are many references to the original owners of the local area including the bush tucker garden which you can pay a visit to during the Kauwi Interpretive Centre open hours.
Tucked away on an Industrial road, there is plenty of road parking and access to the path is 24/7, making it perfect for a fresh sunset walk on a stunning winter's day. Driving to the site is recommended but if you plan well you could catch public transport by bus or train with a bit of a walk to the start.
The path is wide so suitable to taking a few littlies at a time, and even walking it with a carrier or pram but does get quite steep in patches so you'll need to hold on. You can easily complete the return walk in an hour making it a reasonable walk for little legs and a great school holiday activity and learning opportunity for the whole family.
SA Water also run Community tours of the Adelaide Desalination Plant which can be booked through the community page on their website, children are welcome but must be a minimum age of 8 years old and accompanied by an adult.