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.