River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Spanning over half the length of the River Torrens, the trail is well-made, mostly flat, and largely asphalt, lined with eucalyptus (gum trees) and reeds. It runs under most major roads and offers a range of playgrounds, picnic spots, and even the chance to feed ducks. A cycle tour makes for a great adventure as you follow the river all the way to the Southern Ocean, but it’s also possible to walk the far end of the trail from Adelaide Zoo: it’s about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers).
Things to know before you go
*The River Torrens Linear Trail is a great choice for families and fitness fans alike. *There are bathrooms along the trail, as well as parking facilities. *The South Australian sun can be intense. Carry a refillable water bottle and wear a hat and sunscreen. *The trail is designed to be accessible; travelers who use wheelchairs should be able to appreciate it in full.
How to get there
Most walkers join the trail at Adelaide Zoo or Adelaide Festival Centre: The Festival Centre is just a 5-minute walk from Adelaide Railway Station. The easiest way for travelers to enjoy the cycle route is on a tour that provides transport at both ends.
When to get there
Adelaide summers can be savagely hot, with temperatures rising as high as 116° F (46.5° C). Spring and fall (September–November and March–May) are better times for a long hike than high summer, and the trail should be less crowded then, too.
- Adelaide Gaol
- Light's Vision
- Adelaide Central Market
- Adelaide Oval
- Parliament House
- Rundle Mall
- Victoria Square
- St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide
- Migration Museum
- State Library of South Australia (SLSA)
- South Australian Museum
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- Adelaide Zoo
- Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre
- National Wine Centre of Australia