Kaurna Park Wetlands, Burton

Where is it?: Kaurna Park Wetlands are on Waterloo Corner Road, at the corner of Helps Road, Burton. Access is available via train from Adelaide and then by bus, Route 401 from the Salisbury Interchange to Paralowie or Route 900 (Monday to Friday only) to Elizabeth Interchange. Alight at Stops 59 to 61 along Waterloo Corner Road.

One of the key features of Kaurna Park is the Wodliparri Trail, a winding path with a series of boardwalks leading visitors across a number of channels and through a growing array of native flora. Wodliparri is the Kaurna name for the Milky Way, and the extensive Adelaide Plain wetlands were a tremendous source of economic and spiritual wealth for the Kaurna people.

Owner: City of Salisbury.

Property summary: Total area c. 49 hectares. Hundred of Munno Para – Allotment 1 and 2 (Filed Plan 6648), Allotment 37 (Filed Plan 6648) and Allotment 38 (Filed Plan 6649)1.

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

Habitat: These man made wetlands have been constructed on degraded farming land to act as a natural filtration and treatment system for stormwater flowing into the area. Extensive revegetation has been carried out.

More info: City of Salisbury

Total Species Recorded to Date: 111 (non-passerines 80, passerines 31)

Common Species: Little Pied Cormorant, White-faced Heron, Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, Grey Teal

Less Common Species:  Pink-eared Duck, Nankeen Night Heron, Yellow-billed Spoonbill

 1 City of Salisbury (2021). Community Land Register for Management Plan 2. p. 29. 

Updated: 25/07/2021

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