Australaisian Shoveler

Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker, SA

Estimated time:
15 mins / 35 mins / 45 mins

0.75km / 2km / 2.6km


About this walk

Laratinga Wetlands are in the town of Mt. Barker in the Adelaide Hills. The wetlands are on a 17-hectare site that provides habitat for an abundance of native wildlife. The wetlands won the United Nations Association of Australia award for protecting the local creek from runoff and wastewater.

Laratinga Wetlands has plenty of grassy areas for picnics, toddler play and nappy changes. There are BBQ’s with shelters, picnic tables and toilets.

There are 3 marked walking trails in the wetlands.

  • Chestnut Teal Trail – 0.75km – 15 minutes
  • Rosella Trail – 2km – 35 mins
  • Sacred Ibis Trail – 2.6km – 45 mins.

A fourth trail, the 7km long Linear Trail, exits the park and heads into Keith Stephenson Park in central Mt Barker. This trail follows the creek with cultural artworks and environmental sign markers dotted along the track.

The wide pathways around the vibrant Laratinga Wetlands are flat and suitable for prams. The paths comply with disabled access specifications. There is ample seating every 300m or so.

Dogs are welcome on a leash.

All hikes begin at the car park and main entrance is on Bald Hills Road.

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  • Toilets
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs ok
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Picnic table
  • Running