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Twilight rowers on the River Torrens, Adelaide

With a mouthful of a name like The River Torrens Linear Walking Trail, you’d expect a pretty impressive (if straight) walking track, wouldn’t you!  Well, Adelaide certainly delivers.  Running a full 35km along the banks of the River Torrens, the Trail passes from Adelaide’s north-east (near Mt Lofty, which also offers some fabulous walking), running right through Adelaide’s pretty CBD and past some of its major public buildings, all the way out to the Gulf of St Vincent at Henley Beach. The land beside the River Torrens was purchased by the state in 1981 partly to redress regular flood inundation, and the shared cycle/walking path was completed in 1997. I spent a lovely week in Adelaide last week, staying in the CBD and walking along sections of the Walking Trail each morning and evening.  It’s well patronised with joggers, cyclists and families and there is plenty of rowing action on the river to entertain you as you go. Highly recommended if you’re in town. It’s also worthwhile making time just to wander around Adelaide’s delightful CBD – especially North Terrace and Hindley Street – to take in its gracious streetscape and growing cafe scene.

River Torrens Lineal Walking Trail, Adelaide

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