Living at Amblemead, we love that our future residents will get to experience the Adelaide Hills scenery so close to home...
Mt. Barker isn’t just a pretty place to live in. The nature that surrounds this burgeoning Adelaide Hills suburb is being used to foster native wildlife, conserve water, and recycle it as well. We are talking about The Laratinga Wetlands, which was constructed in 1999 by the Mount Barker District Council.
The Laratinga Wetlands benefits the local Mt. Barker community in more ways than one. The treatment plant saves residents money each year in water rates, saving money for the council as well (and ultimately the taxpayer!) which uses the recycled water to irrigate parks and reserves in the area. The water from the plant is also sold to local farmers who benefit from the nutrient-rich water, which in turn makes farming land more fertile.
Residents can also benefit from the natural beauty of the Wetlands by using the linear trail which winds within, for walks, cycling and general Sunday strolling. We recently held a team meeting in the wetlands (ok, just two of us!) and talked for the entire 7km trail from Mt. Barker to Keith Stephenson Park, but mostly about how amazing the surrounds were and how great we felt. I think we might be yearning for a tree change too!
Living at Amblemead, we love that our future residents will get to experience the Adelaide Hills scenery so close to home as well as in neighbouring suburbs. Our recommendations for walks to add to your Summer ‘to do’ list:
Battunga Link Trails
Fidlers Lane Walk
Nairne Brukunga Walk
Blueberry Hill Walk
Totness Recreation Park Walk
What’s your favourite trail in Mt. Barker and further afield? We want to know! Share on our Facebook page and let your new neighbours in on the local treasures!