Located just off the corner of Sturt and Marion Roads and just 5 minutes from Marion shopping centre are the Warriparinga Wetlands. The wetlands are located on 3.5 hectares and are also home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and is open to all who want to learn about the Kaurna culture. The centre hosts an on site art gallery and a range of performances, events and education programs. These include art and weaving workshops as well as history and environment tours. For more information on the tours click here.
The centre is also available for hire for a range of functions and events.

The wetlands are made up of a series of ponds that filter water from the Sturt River before releasing it back. It’s home to over 30 different bird species so it’s perfect for all the little nature lovers. The walking track through the wetlands is a pretty easy walk with toilets along the way (adjacent to Fairford House), plenty of seating for any stops needed and you can also take your bike which makes it perfect for all skill levels. The track through Warriparinga also links to the Sturt River Linear Park trail. For more information on the full Sturt River Linear Park trail click here.

There’s also an explorer map which you can grab a copy of from the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre that has questions to answer along the way. It’s perfect to keep the kids interested and learning about the Kaurna Culture.

Tip: You’ll find some stunning artwork in the underpass, definitely worth a stop!

Image: Kate Traillove
Image: Mark Cerbo

For more information visit the City of Marion website
https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/things-to-do/wetlands/warriparinga-wetland

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