The Kaurna People are the Traditional Owners of the Adelaide region. Join Kaurna man Alan Sumner as he welcomes you onto Country in a 1.5 hour gentle walk of discovery.
This walk will be a great opportunity to connect with nature, and learn about the river and valley from a Kaurna perspective.
About Field River Valley
The area’s river, grassland, wildlife and history are very special. Field River Valley is one Adelaide’s last remaining large urban open spaces. Few suburbs have an area like this, of this size.
We know that there is at least one known Aboriginal camp site, and a 70,000 year old Diprotodon (giant wombat megafauna) fossil discovered in 1992. There are also threatened native species across the valley such as congoli fish at the mouth of the river, grassy woodlands and yellow-tailed black-cockatoos.
About the walk
If you love the outdoors you’ll love this walk as we step off-track through wet creeks and weed thickets to discover some of special places hidden within the landscape.
You’ll need to be comfortable walking outdoors as Alan leads you along bush tracks including unmade creek crossing and moderate climbs. Sturdy footwear, long trousers and the ability to commit to 1.5 hours of intermittent walking is required.
About the project
The exciting new Field River Valley Project is focusing on the upper part of the Field River Valley in Trott Park and near the coast where the river meets the sea. This project will create more open spaces for people to visit, improve river areas, and restore habitat for birds.
Green Adelaide will work with land managers and volunteers to:
- restore the riverbanks and surrounding landscapes through weeding. Did you know that recently, feral olive trees were removed and native seedlings planted under a trial to transform the olives into biochar?
- survey the site to better understand the environmental and cultural values of the area
- plant local native vegetation through community events
- raise awareness about the ecology and cultural heritage of the area, including areas of importance to the Kaurna people.