Thorndon Park provides a range of opportunities for the community to recreate, picnic, play and experience.
The park has extensive plantings and natural parklands for habitat development and associated nature-based activities including birdwatching and interpretive walking trails.
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Native Flora and Fauna
Find out more about the flora and fauna that can be found in the City of Campbelltown by clicking the link below to download a copy of Council's Native Flora and Fauna brochure.
Native Flora and Fauna Brochure(562 kb)
Black Hill Conservation Park
Black Hill Conservation Park covers an area of 684 hectares and is bounded to the north by the valley of the River Torrens and Gorge Road. To the south it joins Morialta Conservation Park by Fifth Creek and Montacute Road with the suburb of Athelstone adjoining the western boundary of the Park.
The Park conserves spectacular rugged ridges and offers gully scenery. A comprehensive network of management tracks and walking trails exists in the Park together with a wide variety of native plant species ranging from giant River Red Gums in the valleys, to low heath plants on the ridge tops. Common amongst the heaths are 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 so that , looking from the Adelaide Plains, the hill appears to be black in colour.
Morialta Conservation Park
Morialta Conservation Park covers an area of 533 hectares and is joined to Black Hill Conservation Park to the north by Fifth Creek and Montacute Road, with the suburb of Rostrevor adjoining the western boundary.
The Park conserves spectacular rugged ridges and offers gully scenery. The Morialta Gorge, including the Fourth Creek and its three waterfalls, has been a public reserve since 1915. Superb bushwalking opportunities are available within the Park.
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta run regular working bees as follows:
- Black Hill Wildflower Garden at 88 Addison Avenue, Athelstone on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (9am-12pm)
- Morialta First Falls at First Falls, Morialta Conservation Park, Morialta Falls Road (off Stradbroke Road), Woodforde