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Assistance dogs are permitted in most public places and are therefore welcome in South Australia’s parks and reserves. Assistance dogs must be appropriately restrained on a lead and remain under your effective control at all times while in a park or reserve.
At gate 1, next to the toilet, near Ellis Cottage.
At gate 1, near Ellis Cottage. One is accessible (right hand) and the other is an ambulant toilet.
The Little Quarry Loop (650m)
Features a hard packed gravel surface which is mostly level. The trail begins near the main car park in the former quarry.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
There are three accessible picnic areas around the Little Quarry Loop.
Parking and Toilets
There are many accessible parking spaces. We are working on adding accessible facilities added to our park maps. In the meantime, please ask for facility locations at the visitor information centre at the entrance to the park.
Dogs on a lead welcome.
Wood Duck Walk (1km)
The trail starts at the carpark and picnic area at Playford Lake and is a mix of bitumen and hard packed gravel.
Lorikeet Loop Walk (3km)
It is recommended to start the walk from Old Government House and travel in an anti-clockwise direction. Surface is a mix of hard packed gravel surface and bitumen. You might need some assistance on the climb back to Old Government House from the adventure playground.
Enjoy an open-air lunch at the accessible picnic ground at Playford Lake. Pine Picnic Area One is also accessible with an accessible car parking space and a disabled toilet (left hand).
Tennis courts 1, 2, 32 and 33 are accessible. Book and pay for your tennis court online before you arrive.
Tea-Tree Boardwalk (1km)
A wheelchair accessible boardwalk through the wetlands, a great spot to enjoy the bird life. Note there are no bathroom facilities here.
There are two accessible parking spaces located at the Waterfall Gully carpark.
There are two toilets located at the Waterfall Gully carpark. One is an accessible toilet (left hand) and the other is an ambulant toilet.
Waterfall Gully trails
Take the bitumen trail (300m) which climbs from the car park to the first falls pool and back. You might need some assistance may because of the gradient.
Accessing Waterfall Gully:
Cleland Wildlife Park
There are many accessible facilities, activities and an access map: please visit Cleland Wildlife Park.
Accessing Cleland Wildlife Park:
Mount Lofty Summit
The Mount Lofty summit lookout is accessible. There are accessible parking spaces and accessible toilets
Accessing Mt Lofty Summit:
Accessing the Heysen trail at Cleland Conservation Park:
Parking and toilets
At the main park entrance (gate 1), at the corner of Bridge and Smith Roads, Salisbury East:
there are two accessible parking spaces There is one accessible toilet (right hand) and one ambulant toilet.
The picnic area, located next to the Kites and Kestrels adventure playground, is accessible. Shelters, seating, and a barbecue are available.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
There are no dedicated accessible parking spaces in Deep Creek Conservation Park.
There is an accessible toilet at Stringybark campground.
There are accessible campsites at Stringybark campground. For more information please get in touch with the Deep Creek Conservation Park Headquarters on (+61 8) 8598 0263.
Remarkable Rocks Walk (1km)
A short wheelchair accessible walk along a boardwalk to the stunning geological feature of Remarkable Rocks.
The trail is wheelchair accessible until it reaches the rocky outcrop of the Remarkable Rocks.
Check out Push Adventures blog – The family getaway, Kangaroo Island which features a description of Remarkable Rocks.
There is council owned accessible parking at the end of the Granite Island causeway in Victor Harbor. The causeway has a rubber track suitable for wheels. The privately run horse drawn tram can accommodate a manual wheelchair or book a peninsula taxi or Orcas Taxis to cross to Granite Island.
There is an accessible (right hand) toilet on the island.
Check out Push Adventures - Views for miles from Granite Island blog for accessible trail descriptions and photos.
There is a council owned car park, with 2 accessible parks at the south end of Hallett Cove Conservation Park.
There is an accessible (left hand) toilet next to the Boatshed Café at the car park.
A bitumen path leads from the café towards Black Cliff Lookout where the trail steepens considerably (up to 12%). Assistance will be required on this section to the lookout. Check out our video of the access trails at Hallett Cove Conservation Park.
Check out Push Adventures – Hallett Cove to Black Point Coastal Trail blog for accessible trail descriptions and photos.
There is accessible parking located at these locations within the park:
- One accessible carpark at the Natural Resource Centre.
- Three accessible carparks at the Stradbroke Road carpark and picnic area.
- Three accessible carparks at the First Falls carpark.
- One accessible (right hand) toilet at Mukanthi Playspace near the Stradbroke Road car park.
- One accessible toilet at the First Falls carpark.
Morialta Falls Valley Walk (1.6km)
The trail rises gently on a wide hard packed gravel trail to just below the first falls. The last section is on a boardwalk to below the falls.
Fourth Creek Trail
The first half of the trail is compacted gravel, and the second half is bitumen, both about 1 meter wide. The trail is suitable for prams, although there is a short incline near the start, just beyond the Morialta Playground and after the footbridge.
Playground and picnic area
Watch the kids explore the Mukanthi Playspace whilst you enjoy an open-air picnic. The playspace is located near Stradbroke Road with accessible parking, toilets and barbecue areas.
Wirra Water Loop (1.6km)
An interpretive section of the Mambray Creek Walk explains the importance of water in the area as you explore rocky river beds.
The trail is compacted gravel and suitable for prams. It may be accessible to advanced wheelchair users as it is a consistent width and flat, although the gravel may be loose in parts.
Check out the Naracoorte Caves website for up to date information on accessibility.
There is an accessible toilet at the Waitpinga Beach carpark.
There is a council owned car park located at Perrys Bend with one dedicated accessible space.
There is a council owned, accessible toilet (right hand) located at Perrys Bend carpark and picnic area.
There is a council owned, picnic area with a BBQ and picnic tables located at Perrys Bend.
Wetlands Loop Trail (3km)
The flat trail is a mixture of boardwalk, and some gravel paths. The trail isn’t considered wheelchair accessible, however, a blog post by Push Adventures describes how it can be accessed by wheelchair users. This identifies some of the issues for wheelchairs accessing this walking trail, including a short grassed section between the picnic shelter and the start of the trail, and that the gravel paths may be muddy in winter.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
There is one accessible parking bay at the Sundews car park on Piggott Range Road.
- An accessible toilet (right hand) at the Sundews car park on Piggott Range Road.
- An accessible toilet (right hand) at Pink Gum campground but this is only available to campers.
Punchbowl Lookout Trail (2km)
Descend the wide hard packed trail to the lookout where there are a number of picnic benches. Return via the same trail which climbs 50m over 1km.
Pink Gum campground at the eastern end of the park, has 11 campsites, including three that are suitable for caravans. It has an accessible toilet, washing-up facilities and fire pits for use outside the fire ban season.
Most of the campsites are wheelchair accessible. They are on flat ground with a compacted gravel surface.
Campsites 1, 2, 10 and 11 are closest to the toilets. The road slopes down to the toilets but is accessible by car. The toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible, with a 900mm door width and a fixed handrail alongside the toilet. Book and pay online where there are campsite descriptions and pictures to help you choose your site.
Check out your guide to camping at Onkaparinga River National Park on the Good Living blog for useful insider tips and inspiration.
There are accessible toilets at:
- Gawler View Picnic Area
- Wirra Picnic area
- Hissey Picnic Area 1 accessible toilet (left hand) at the rear of the toilet block and accessed from the right-hand side path
Lake Discovery Loop Trail (1km) – It is recommended to start from the East Lake carpark and follow the well-signposted trail in a clockwise direction. The trail loops around the lake on a hard packed gravel trail with a few slight rises that may require some assistance.
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
Tantanoola Caves is one of Australia's few wheelchair accessible caves. Enjoy a special hosted experience as a knowledgeable guide introduces you to the history and geology of the caves and explains how its spectacular array of formations has developed over thousands of years. You are then free to explore the large cavern at your leisure and take photographs.
Check out Push Adventures blog – Add this to your bucket list for a description of great accessible spots to visit in the Limestone Coast region.