Cycling is a convenient way to explore the Park Lands. With its original broad, flat streets and a growing network of dedicated cycling paths, Adelaide is made to be seen on bike. Adelaide City provides free bikes for hire. The two nearest…

If you're walking here in open shoes or sandals, watch out for ants swarming around their underground nests, especially in warmer weather. The ants won't do lasting damage but you can be bitten repeatedly if you don't watch your feet. Walk about…

Cycling is a convenient way to explore the Park Lands. With its broad, flat streets and a growing network of dedicated cycling paths, Adelaide is made to be seen on a bike. Adelaide City Council provides free bikes for hire. The nearest stations…

Unlike in the eastern States, most of the 19th century gentry of South Australia chose to build their mansions close to the city rather than on rural estates. Some of these mansions represent the vast fortunes that could be built in the early days of…

Often confused for a pine, it is actually a flowering casuarina. Casuarina derives its name from the word for cassowary, and it’s easy to see the similarity between the she-oak’s foliage and the cassowary’s feathers. Species related to this one have…

This park is named in two different languages after two men with vastly different connections to the area. Kadlitpina was a Kaurna elder at the time of colonisation. He was known to the Europeans as Captain Jack. Regarded as a ‘military genius’,…

From this point looking across the Parklands to the east approximately 600 metres you can see the old Victoria Park racecourse grandstand. Although horse racing was conducted in the eastern parklands from the 1840s, this structure was built in the…