Barbecues and picnics

Most parks have excellent facilities for picnics or barbecues where you can relax and enjoy yourself with family and friends. Here are a few near to Adelaide you might like to try:

Belair National Park has nine picnic areas, three ovals and two pavilions that can be reserved for exclusive use. Many informal public picnic areas can be found throughout the park, tucked away off the sides of the roads, nestled in the surrounding vegetation. Few of these areas have facilities, however all are located a few minutes walking distance from toilets and barbecues.

Cleland Wildlife Park has a visitor centre incorporating a souvenir shop and café, along with gas barbecue facilities in the bush area surrounding the wildlife park. Tracks in the wildlife park are all accessible by wheelchair.

Morialta Conservation Park has picnic tables, barbecues, a small playground and a toilet block in the expansive grassed and well shaded picnic area, adjacent to Stradbroke Road. At the First Falls car park, where most of the walking trails start, there are toilets, wooden tables and drinking water facilities.

Para Wirra Recreation Park in the central Mount Lofty Ranges has a wide range of facilities including gas barbecues, picnic tables, a playground, toilets and parking areas. There's also an oval for cricket or football. There are walking trails ranging in length from 800 metres to 7.5 kilometres through a beautiful bushland reserve.