Following on from Tyke's great thread about the Flinders Ranges for a short break, I thought I'd start this thread so people can add their favourite places for short and long walks in and around the area. Great time of year to get out and about with the family, lots of wildflowers out at the moment, and not too hot for walking.
As I put on Tyke's thread, we're just back from a great break in the Grampians - about 5 hours drive away but some fantastic walks through woodland, up gorges, and hunting waterfalls.
Bit closer to home, we went for a walk up into the Blackhill Conservation Park yesterday, started off walking through Linear Park to the end, then up the hill. Fantastic views, wonderful wildflowers, caves, rocks, beautiful birdlife and quite do-able for kids (unfit Mums, well that's another question, but I made it!!) Took us about 3 hours all in (door to door), including picnic stop at the top.
Morialta Gorge is another one of our favourites - there's an easy walk that's possible with a pushchair (or old folk visiting) or two more challenging options, and again the Falls are great this time of year and there are some fairy wrens to spot, plenty of parrot-y birds, and always a koala or two.
Only disadvantage from my point of view of both the above is that no dogs are allowed! Seems such a waste, all that walking with no dog....
Still, get a little fitter, wear the little darlings out during the school holidays, and costs nothing - can't be bad!!