Coastal Places Guide

Check out our brand new COASTAL PLACES GUIDE!

Printed copies now available at the Port Environment Centre, or at the Port Adelaide Civic Centre and the Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre.

This guide highlights some of our cherished coastal places. We hope this guide inspires and supports you to discover and connect with our diverse natural environments.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR DIGITAL COPY

 *Funding for this guide was received from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield through the Covid Recovery Program.

Nature Bingo

We are blessed with unique coastal, marine and river environments. Experience the plants, animals and birds of these places using these three nature bingo sheets. A new way for you to experience our local environment. Notice and discover the amazing natural world on our doorstep.

These sheets have been developed by Port Environment Volunteers to share the joy of our local environment with you.

Download the PDF sheets (links below) to view on your phone or print off at home. Or call in to pick up a printed copy.

As you explore, remember that we are on Kaurna land. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of these lands, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and respect their spiritual beliefs and connections to land which are of continuing importance to the living Kaurna people of today.

Kids Adventure Trail

Discover our beautiful coastline and the Port River.

How many of these plants and animals can you spot?

What else can you find?

Access the Kids Adventure Trail here.

Nature Bingo – Along the Coast

Our coastal environment is rich in life and biodiversity. Discover some of the common (and some rarer) species along the coast. Stop and notice what is around you.

Can you find them all? How long will it take you?

Add some interest to your next walk and work your way through our coastal nature bingo sheet.

Access the Coastal Nature Bingo sheet here.

Nature Bingo – At the Port River

There is so much life in and around the Port River. Slow down, look around you and see what you can see. 

Are you lucky enough to spot a dolphin? What about a rakali?

Learn a bit more about our local environment and join in the nature bingo challenge.

Access the River Nature Bingo sheet here.

Learn more about our local native plants and animals

There is so much we can learn about our local environment. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite resources to get you started.

Taperoo Dunes have lots of information and fabulous photographs of local coastal plants, birds, insects and reptiles and links to some nature quizzes.

Port Environment Centre volunteers have compiled a list of local native plants and highlighted those they think would make good additions to your garden. Green Adelaide have put together some great guides to help you incorporate native plants into your gardens and encourage greater biodiversity at home.

Green Adelaide Education have created fantastic photo based ID charts – perfect for kids or adults who want to learn more (Beachcombing, Common Urban Birds, Native Plants of the Adelaide Plains, Butterflies of the Adelaide Region).

Estuary Care Foundation provide a good summary of the history, ecology and environmental conditions of the Port River and Baker Inlet.

Learn more about the residents of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the ways you can experience this Park unique to our region (wildlife watching, kayaking, fishing).

If you enjoyed getting out in nature with your kids, have a look at the Nature Play SA checklists for other ideas and inspiration of things to do with kids of all ages.

The Rock Pool is an online hub for information on South Australia’s marine and coastal environments.

Connect with the Port Environment Centre
  • Join our mailing list to hear about upcoming events and workshops and receive local news and information
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  • Drop in and say hello (Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am – 3pm and Sundays 11am – 1pm)

Thank you

Thank you to the Port Environment Centre volunteers for putting together these local nature bingo sheets.

Thank you also to the other local contributors for adding your local knowledge and sharing your wisdom with us. This includes PEC volunteers, Estuary Care Foundation, Taperoo Dunes Group and local photographers (in particular Kym Murphy).