Everyone loves the thrill of a flying fox! There’s nothing better than flying through the air faster than the wind then running back to do it all over and over again! When the slides turn into hot plates in summer the foxes can never let a thrill seeker down.

Here’s a list of our favourite flying foxes in Adelaide and for more information about the playgrounds they’re in scroll down.

  1. Old Gumtree Playground, Glenelg
  2. Bonython Park, Adelaide
  3. Harts Mill Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide
  4. Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve, West Beach
  5. St Kilda Playground, St Kilda
  6. Hazelwood Park Playground, Burnside
  7. Bridgewater Mill Playground, Bridgewater
  8. Glenthorne Nature Playspace
  9. Mellor Park, Lockleys
  10. Kirkcaldy Reserve, Grange
  11. MJ McInerney Reserve, West Croydon
  12. Port Broughton Foreshore Playground, Yorke Peninsula
  13. Dunstan Adventure Playground, St Peters
  14. Treeclimb Adelaide, City and Kuitpo

Old Gumtree Playground, Glenelg

This popular playground is tucked away in the backstreets of Glenelg making it a great spot to visit after an ice-cream down at the bay. The flying fox has a high thrill factor with a medium length zip line. There is also a disability friendly seat on the flying fox line which we love! Many shady spots and lots of other play equipment to explore.

Bonython Park

The park that has it all. An accessible playground, SAPOL road safety school, ducks and horses, huge green land and of course a DOUBLE 25m flying fox for double the fun with your bestie.

Harts Mill Port Adelaide

A big splash of yellow will lead you to Harts Mill Playground behind the longest continuously serving flour mill in South Australia which operated from 1855 to 1980. A huge rocket slippery slide, epic climbing stations and yes a flying fox that’s fast, fun and will make you go back for more! More suited towards the older kids as its set on a higher platform.

Hazelwood Park Playground

This playground has a dual flying fox, because why should one person have all the fun!

Port Broughton Foreshore Playground, Yorke Peninsula

Not one but TWO flying foxes. One is a dual seated flying fox and the other a hanging flying fox which is a great size for little flyers. 

Kirkcaldy Reserve Grange

Not one but TWO flying foxes. One is a dual seated flying fox and the other a hanging flying fox which is a great size for little flyers.

Mellor Park, Lockleys

Capable climbers and kids big enough to climb onto a platform will love the flying fox at this playground. It’s not the fastest one around though not one for the speedsters.

MJ McInerney Reserve

Another twin flying fox perfect for races. This is one of our faves.

Bridgewater Mill Playground

They say flying foxes are better in Autumn. They don’t…..but if they did the flying fox at Bridgewater Mill playground would win. We like this one because it’s not too big and can go nice and slow for the younger kids but also with a bit of a run up, gets moving for the older kids. 

Glenthorne Nature Playspace

This multi-million dollar nature play space, forming part of SA’s newest national park, Glenthorne opened in 2023 and includes a 25m flying fox.

Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve

Head west for this playground right on the beach! There is a fish & chip shop only few minutes walk to West Beach Road which makes a perfect early evening on the beach with a great playground. The flying fox is long and fast! A small jolt at the end so you must hold on tight and more ideal for ages 3+

St Kilda Playground

Watch the kids eyes light up when they arrive at St Kilda aka the Disney Land of Playgrounds! A huge castle, epic slides, pirate ship and of course a fabulous flying fox! The flying fox is on the edge of the playground and more for older children however there is a smaller one for the younger ones as well! Winning!

Dunstan Ave Playground, St Peters

New in December 2023 the Dunstan Adventure Playground now has a flying fox! It’s a pretty decent size too and low enough that kids who are old enough to hang on tight can actually reach the seat.

Treeclimb Adelaide

It’s here just in time to make the epic flying fox list! Kids from 3 years old, adults, thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and curious adventurers can walk, climb and swing your way around six elevated tree-walk courses and several zip lines within a 16,000-square-metre zone. You seriously need to check out TreeClimb – it is both MASSIVE and IMPRESSIVE and the Flying Fox is perfect for any swinging monkey or Tarzan (older tarzans as a tip).

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