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Head along to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve’s opening event

Another piece of the puzzle in the Glenthorne Precinct is about to come alive – Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve.

And the best part, you’re invited to the official opening.

After 120 years, this gorgeous spot to the east of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta will be open to the public for the first time on 11 December.

Reservoirs SA is celebrating with an action-packed day of live entertainment, family activities and interactive nature play on the SA Water site.

About the event

Gates open at 9 am ready for the formal opening ceremony will commence at 9:30 am. Scheduled events will run until 3 pm, with the reservoir reserve remaining open until 8 pm, which is its normal closing time during daylight savings.

There’s plenty to do when you get there:

  • Discover the magic of this 600-hectare natural refuge, home to native wildlife, land and water birds, freshwater fish, insect and plant life.
  • Bring your own kayak or canoe and explore over 110 hectares of water and shoreline. There are also kayaks for hire, paddling lessons and reservoir tours courtesy of Paddle SA.
  • Hunt for outdoor treasure along the geocache trail. Explore on foot or hire a mountain bike free of charge on the day.

You can also take part in:

  • watercolour painting workshops
  • clay decoration making
  • guided nature walks
  • interactive experiences with water bugs and other live invertebrates
  • tree planting.

A range of food trucks will serve delicious food and freshly brewed coffee. The main event hub will feature a stage to host live music and entertainment throughout the day, with a spectacular view of the reservoir as the perfect backdrop.

The opening day is when the fun begins, but there will be plenty to keep you active and entertained all year-round at this special site. Find out more about what you can do at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve by visiting the website.

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