Attention Nature Lovers! The Myponga Reservoir is open to the general public for all sorts of land based and on water outdoor, recreational and nature based activities!

Around an hours drive from Adelaide CBD you can walk, run or cycle around bushland tracks with water views, enjoy picnics, take in the stunning scenery and animal watching at lookouts and viewing platforms and so much more.

Kayaking
On-water access for kayaking and fishing will be allowed at Myponga Reservoir from 28 March, 2021. Bring your own kayak or hire one from Myponga Kayak Hire (call ahead to book)

Walking
The 3.3km (approx.) loop track on the south east side of the reservoir takes you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation. The unsealed trail is suitable for walking and running and is short and sweet for little feet. There are little “ look out “ parts off the loop you can add or you can stick to the loop and keep it short and fun! There is a toilet on the track, rest places to sit and enjoy the view, picnic tables and SO MUCH to explore and investigate. Moss, mud, pine cones, birds, kangaroos and more.

Cycling
The unsealed trail at Myponga is a shared-use path for both cyclists and walkers. Please be considerate of other trail users.

Picnics
There are several picnic tables along the trail and of course you’re welcome to pack a picnic basket complete with a blanket or chairs so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Lookout
The lookout above the Myponga dam wall on the western side of the reservoir is the prime stop for a stunning view of the reservoir, the dam wall and its spillway.

Birds and wildlife
Take some time and see if you can spot some of the special species that call Myponga home. More than 120 bird species live in the area including some that enjoy life by the water and others that can be found inland. You can also watch for native animals, lizards and listen for frogs.

And while you’re in the area, pop into the Myponga Nature Playground in the main street of Myponga. It’s right next to the bakery so you can grab a yummy pie or sauso roll and the kids can have a play

Future activities like shore-based fishing are also to be introduced later

For more information visit
www.reservoirs.sa.gov.au/reservoirs/myponga

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