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Old Gum Tree Reserve

43 Mcfarlane Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8229 9999
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Historically site

Heritage gum tree and history recorded but signs need to be made easier to read, fading off and... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
lorel1948
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Adelaide, Australia
Good playground for young ones

A well kept large reserve with a large playground area and lots of benches for relaxing. The Old... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
AdelaideTraveller888
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 Mcfarlane Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Heritage gum tree and history recorded but signs need to be made easier to read, fading off and scratched. Park is lovely, well kept, clean, plenty of shade, toilets and great playground for all ages. Park is fenced and dogs allowed and must be kept...More

1  Thank lorel1948
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

A well kept large reserve with a large playground area and lots of benches for relaxing. The Old Gum Tree area has probably lost its significance since I visited many years ago on a school excursion. Children were climbing on the tree, digging at it,...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Hidden away in the Glenelg suburbs, a small well kept park with an old dead tree. Then you notice the plaques embeddedin the tree and on reading realise that this was the site of the first settlement of the pioneers in South Australia. So its...More

Thank Irvine-SoA
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

A group of us walked here from our accommodation. We were surprised at the size of the reserve and at The Old Gum Tree. It is a lovely place to visit. The council needs to replace the signs with the history of the tree and...More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

As a visitor to the area this was an interesting piece of South Australian history. It is about a 20 minute walk from the beach.

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

A perfect way to while away a afternoon and visit an historic spot when you're in the area. Take along a bottle of fizz and just relax - or if you have children with you, then it's a great place to sit and watch them...More

1  Thank 357Mags
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This park is tucked away in suburbia. The park is sign posted with limited signage coming off ANZAC Hwy, but there some signs. Once there, the park is a beautiful spot for a picnic and kids (of all ages) to play. There are some great...More

1  Thank aandjburns
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful park that is relatively shaded on a hot January day, took the football, frisbee, cricket and soccer ball and had a great morning. It is also nice to read all the historical information that is dotted around the park.

Thank CraigS1974
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

Although from the old gum tree not much is left, it is a very nice and interesting recreation area where the state of South Australia was proclaimed 1836

Thank GuidoK2
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Apart from the historical aspect of the park it also has a fantastic playground for the kids. My girls lover the sit on flying fox. It is a large park so plenty of space for the kids to run around. It would be perfect for...More

Thank kathyj1949
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