From the name you might imagine we travelled a long way today, in reality it’s about 10 mins from home if the traffic lights are with us.
Warriparinga is a very interesting place and you can find infromation about it here.
We started our walk at the Tjilbruki Gateway.
The Kaurna people were the original inhabitants of this area.
Tjilbruki Narna arra The Tjilbruki Gateway was officially opened in October 1997
The wings represent the spirit of Tjilbruki leaving earth.
From there we walked near the Kaurna Cultural Centre.
Entrance to the Kaurna Cultural Centre.
This area is used for educational sessions.
Very special ancient Gum Tree.
Maybe a Coolamon was made from the bark of this tree.
Closely connected to the Kaurna Centre is one of the last intact examples of an early European settlement surviving within metropolitan Adelaide.
The vines were planted in 1859.
Old stone tank near Fairford House.
Fairford House, home to the Laffers Family for 112 years.
The old coach house.
Side of the old Coach House, restoration is being carried out.
New touches, pizza oven and raised garden beds.
Because there’s always water in the area it’s home to a variety of birds. Pest plants like Convolvulus or Morning Glory are thick along the creek.
Young Wood Duck
Black Ducks and Wood Ducks at the Sturt River outlet.
Very pretty but I suspect they’re a pest plant.
It was enjoyable revisiting another lovely setting close to home.