Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Anstey Hill Recreation Park provides an insight into the area's history and conserves rare vegetation once widespread throughout the Adelaide Plains and Mount Lofty Ranges.

The park's steep gullies, creek lines and views of Adelaide city provide a spectacular backdrop for bushwalkers, birdwatchers, photographers and painters to enjoy. Be sure to visit in spring when the wildflowers and orchids are in bloom over the steep slopes.

The extensive network of walking trails showcase the park's variety of plant species and habitats. Many animals call this area home, including echidnas, brush-tailed possums, western grey kangaroos and koalas. There are also 145 species of native birds to look out for.

You can also explore some of the historic ruins in the park that date back to early settlement, including the remains of a plant nursery that was once the largest nursery in the southern hemisphere.

You can walk your dog in this park provided it remains under your control on a lead.


Anstey Hill Recreation Park is located 16km north east of Adelaide. Access is via Perseverance Road.

Opening times

The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day.

Fire information

Wood fires, solid fuel fires and gas fires are prohibited throughout the year.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8280 7048

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

Brochures and maps

Flora species

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