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Campbelltown Moonlight Markets

The Campbelltown Moonlight Markets at Thorndon Park offers a wonderful experience with over 100 artisan stalls, 15 food outlets, entertainment and children's activities with the Adelaide Crows Giant Kicking Inflatable to test your skills and arts and craft workshops. Watch the sun go down over the reservoir whilst discovering what the market has to offer.

The market is held on the first Friday in November, December, February and March.

Thorndon Park,
Hamilton Terrace
Paradise, SA, 5075

Located 7.7K from Banksia Park

Black Hill Conservation Park

Enjoy spectacular scenery of rugged ridges and native plants and animals, as you walk the trails in Black Hill Conservation Park .

The park covers an area of 684 hectares and features the low sheoaks which give Black Hill its name. The foliage of the sheoaks gradually matures to a dark rusty, almost black colour, as summer progresses. As you look from the Adelaide Plains, the hills appear to be black.

The park also contains a wide variety of flora that offers a stunning display of native flowers in the spring including many delicate and colourful orchid species.

While you're visiting the park, take a walk through the landscaped Wildflower Garden that dates back to the late 1940s.

115 Maryvale Road
Athelstone, SA, 5076

Located 8.2K from Banksia Park

Classic Jets Fighter Museum

The Classic Jets Fighter Museum houses a permanent collection of jet aircraft built between 1950 and 1980 and flown by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Other aircraft from the RAAF are also on display together with engines, flight suits, photographs and an excellent display of historical aviation artefacts in well-lit cabinets.

View the museum's restored Mirage III, A3-16; as well as the museums extremely rare and well-preserved Second World War P38 Lockheed Lightning fighter aircraft.

View the recently restored P39 Airacobra and the recently commenced restoration of a Pacific War F4U-1 Corsair Fighter Aircraft.

Walk through and touch the historic RAAF and RAN jet fighter aircraft, see first-hand the equipment and artefacts, view the restoration projects and you are even welcome to sit in the cockpit of the DH Sea Venom WZ-939, feeling the cramped confines of a real jet fighter aircraft.
Group tours are by appointment only.

Hanger 52 Anderson Drive
Parafield Airport, SA, 5106

Located 8.3K from Banksia Park

Marra Dreaming

Marra Dreaming is an Aboriginal Community organisation located in Salisbury, South Australia, and approximately 20 kilometres north of the Adelaide General Post Office. Marra Dreaming produces a wide range of contemporary Indigenous Australian art including: jewellery, hand-painted ceramic items both beautiful and useful, decorated eggs, traditional woven baskets and mats, silk scarves in a glorious rainbow of colours and children's resources, including jigsaw puzzles, which are works of art in themselves being reproductions of original dot paintings.

Artists work in residence at Marra Dreaming, and visitors may observe them creating. Our on-site retail outlet allows us to showcase the work of both established and emerging artists including limited numbers of boomerangs, didgeridoos and paintings on canvas. Marra Murrangga Kumangka means, "hands work together" in the Kaurna language (pronounced Gar-nu) and this is the ethos of our organisation. Come and visit soon.

22 Commercial Road
Salisbury, SA, 5108

Located 8.7K from Banksia Park

Classic Carriage Drives

Classic Carriage Drives offers the unique experience of riding by horse and carriage in style.

Travel through Montacute Valley (20 minutes from Adelaide central business district) in the picturesque Adelaide Hills through working orchards and native bushland.

The authentic European oak carriage comfortably seats six to eight passengers in a 'vis-a-vis' (meaning face to face) arrangement led by the beautiful Percheron mare, Montana.

Rides are offered on weekends or mid-week (weather dependent) and you are welcome to pack a picnic. It's an ideal holiday activity suitable for all ages or to celebrate any occasion.

A 45 minute ride is AUD180.00 total for six to eight passengers.

An off-site service for private or public events is also available (please enquire).

Classic Carriage Drives is an experienced, professional service which is fully accredited, licensed and insured.

Institute Road
Montacute, SA, 5134

Located 9.0K from Banksia Park

Gorge Wildlife Park

Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park; it's a place where people and animals get together. Under shaded trees, paths meander amongst the animals offering many relaxing hours of wildlife enjoyment.

See all of your favourite Australian animals including wombats, dingoes, echidnas and Tasmanian devils. Cuddle a koala and walk amongst the kangaroos and wallabies.

A variety of exotic animals are on display, including American alligators, meerkats, otters, playful monkeys and more.

The park has a vast range of birds, from fairy wrens to ostriches and everything in between. Some are in enclosures but many fly free, including a free range colony of rainbow lorikeets.

The reptile house has a great display of reptiles, amphibians, insects and fish.

Enjoy picnic areas with free gas barbeques, kiosk and souvenir shop.

Koala handling times are 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm daily (subject to conditions).

30 Redden Drive
Cudlee Creek, SA, 5232

Located 9.0K from Banksia Park

Planetarium - University Of South Australia

Visit the Adelaide Planetarium and take a guided tour of the universe!

Observe a spectacular projection of the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds, as seen from the southern hemisphere and without interference from weather and unwanted light, onto an eight metre dome. An experienced lecturer guides you through the solar system, and indicates the various planets and stars.

The Planetarium seats 45, and can be booked by schools or groups by arrangement. Public sessions are held on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Mawson Lakes Campus - Uni SA,
P Building
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095

Located 9.4K from Banksia Park

Morialta Conservation Park

Morialta Conservation Park at the base of the Adelaide Hills is just 20 minutes' drive from the centre of Adelaide. It is well known for its impressive seasonal waterfalls, deep gorges and lush, wooded hillsides.

A popular place for rock climbers, abseilers and bushwalkers of all abilities, Morialta includes trails suitable for prams as well as more challenging climbs that offer breathtaking views across the hills to the city.

Try the First Falls Plateau Hike, Second Falls Gorge Hike or the Three Falls Grand Hike that take you up steep hills, rewarding you with views of tumbling waterfalls and scenic valleys. Those after a more leisurely experience can stroll along Fourth Creek to the First Falls, where water seasonally plunges down a 30 metre high rock face.

Barbecues and toilets are provided in the Stradbroke Road picnic ground. Please note an entry fee per vehicle applies.

GPS enabled maps are available for this park, check the website for details.

Stradbroke Road
Rostrevor, SA, 5073

Located 9.6K from Banksia Park

Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail

The Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail is an accessible food trail within metropolitan Adelaide that provides unique, flavoursome food with strong cultural backgrounds. The only Food Trail of its type in South Australia all within five minutes of Adelaide city and 20 minutes from the airport.

If time is of the essence, take a quick trip to Campbelltown where you can see and taste food being made including smallgoods, almond bread, fudge, sausages, and continental biscuits, and amazing cakes. Hear the family stories behind the 25 featured businesses and indulge in the variety of tastes offered. There are now three quality restaurants as part of the Food Trail who offer a range of eating options so you can make a day trip if you wish.

Refer to the trail booklet for all business opening hours to create a self guided trail. The booklet is available, free, from Campbelltown Council website.

Alternatively guided tours can be tailored to suit group needs. Please phone for more information.

172 Montacute Road
Newton, SA, 5074

Located 9.6K from Banksia Park

Pooraka Sunday Market

The Pooraka Sunday Market comes alive from 6am every Sunday of the year. You can start your day off with a delicious bacon and egg roll or fresh coffee and hot donuts before marvelling through the many different stalls available. Stalls are under cover in one large location and there are many more outside.

You can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices and bargain bakery items including bread, pies, pasties, donuts and berlina buns. There are many second hand and pre-owned items for sale including furniture, car parts, lamps, rugs, antiques and electrical items. There are also new items like sporting clothing at unbelievable prices, jeans, fashion accessories, bric-a-brac, art and craft including folk art, woodwork and so much more.

Come along and see for yourself, it is a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Diagonal Road
Pooraka, SA, 5095

Located 10.7K from Banksia Park

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