Adelaide has many beautiful walks and trails within the city and outskirts of town but some are not so accessible when you have a pram loaded up with nappies, spare clothes, blankets, bottles and sippy cups.
Here are some fantastic walks where you can stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise while bub enjoys the easy ride in their pram.
Henley Beach Walk
The Henley Beach Esplanade has a wide path all the way down to the River Torrens Linear Park Trail.
You'll find toilets with change facilities, picnic tables, dog friendly, disabled access and the new updated Henley Square provides many food options, a grassed area and fountains for older kids to play on.
The Kaurna Wetlands are located on Waterloo Corner Road at Burton across from the Springbank Shopping Centre in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
It has a lovely path that circles through the wetlands with creek, a lake and abundance of birds and wildlife. The path is almost 3kms but there is a shorter walk through the centre.
First Falls Valley Walk
The First Falls Valley Walk is located in the Morialta Conservation Park on Morialta Falls Road in Woodforde.
This walk takes approx 25mins one way and the track is pram and wheelchair accessible (with assistance). You'll find toilets, BBQ, and picnic tables so you can really make a day out of it with the whole family.
Being a conservation park the kids will enjoy seeing all the wildlife and spotting Koala's along the way as you cross creeks along the boardwalk up to the waterfall.
Note that carparking is open from 8:30am and gates close 15mins before sunset.
Lartinga Wetlands are located on Bald Hills Road at Mount Barker and connected to the Mount Barker Linear Trail.
There are three walks available:
Chestnut Teal Trail – 0.75km – 15 minutes
Rosella Trail – 2km – 35 mins
Sacred Ibis Trail – 2.6km – 45 mins
You'll find toilets, dogs are allowed, picnic table
Kauwi Interpretive Walking Trail
The Kauwi Walking Trail begins from 16 Chrysler Road in Lonsdale.
It's a short trail that follows the fence and coastline beside the Adelaide Desalination Plant with various lookouts.
The trail is wide and pram friendly however the slope down to the coast from the road is too steep for those with mobility access issues.
Wynn Vale to Valley View Walking Path
This walking path starts from the Wynn Vale Dam off Shearwater Place and ends at the Valley View Golf Driving Range on the corner of Nelson Road and Grand Junction Road.
The path is 6.3km and shared-use for walkers, runners and cyclists.
It meanders along the beautiful Dry Creek corridor from Wynn Vale Dam through to Vaucluse Reserve in Valley View.
There are four playgrounds and plenty of seating along the route. The playground at Valley View Reserve has a BBQ, picnic facilities, flying fox and table tennis.
Smith Creek Trail
The Smith Creek Trail is a family friendly path that winds its way from Anderson Walk near the Smithfield train station to Stebonheath Park at Andrews Farm.
The 3km trail is perfect for walking, scooting or cycling. The majority of the trail is a bitumen surface which is perfect for children and families to ride and walk.
Noarlunga Downs Wetland Trail
You can access this trail from River Road along the Onkaparinga River at either:
The dirt carpark at the western end of the boardwalk
The main carpark and walking along the boardwalk
The dirt road at the western end, near the railway bridge (adjacent the black LCS Landscapes sign)
The trail follows the edge of what is now a predator-free sanctuary. The trail is 600 metres long, but can be walked as a loop by returning along River Road, which would make it 1km return.
Greenfields Wetlands Nature Trail
The trail can be accessed 7 days a week between the
The Watershed Function Centre & Cafe opening hours of 8am-4pm. The cafe is located at 665 Salisbury Highway at Mawson Lakes. Just push open the gate and enjoy the walk along the trails and boardwalks.
The south-eastern section of the trail (access from cafe) is suitable for people with mobility access issues.
The wetlands are home to over 160 species of birds, eight species of fish, four species of frog, yabbies, long-necked tortoise and numerous aquatic invertebrates. More than 25 species of aquatic plants thrive in wetlands which makes it perfect for a walk with the older kids as well.
Sturt River Linear Park
This is a shared use 2km trail that links the Frank Smith Park and the Historic Institute Building at 404 Main Road, Coromandel Valley and includes picnic shelters.
Michael Perry Botanic Reserve
Start the walk on Andrews Walk, near 66 Hallett Road in Stonyfell or from one of the nearby streets.
The Michael Perry Botanic Reserve is a quiet reserve following Second Creek through Stonyfell and Burnside. The reserve connects with Willowbridge Reserve and several reserves downstream.
Walk along a 1.7km loop through the reserve to see the wildlife, aquatic life and remnants of the exotic plants.
The reserve is suitable for dog walking. There is a picnic area and toilets. Andrews Walk and the Michael Perry Botanic Reserve is open between 5am and 10pm daily.