Milparinka Heritage Precinct Gardens


Drawing on design concepts by a volunteer landscape architect the Precinct has been able to achieve the near impossible. Elevated garden beds were created using tonnes of gneiss brought in by road transport and placed strategically around the area. Then, tonnes of red loam were also brought in and the spaces between the gneiss were backfilled.

Shrubs and trees that are indigenous (native bush tucker) to the area were then planted and a dripper system of watering installed. Finally, tonnes of straw were placed around the plants as mulch.

The result in just a few years has been amazing, with substantial growth of almost all of the plants. Better still; the introduction of the red loam has brought about a few surprises. Locally grown Sturt’s Desert Peas and other wildflowers germinated in the soil naturally, providing a show of colour and beauty that was not expected.

Water receptacles encourage native birds to visit the gardens as well, including zebra finches, purple backed wrens and many more. Occasionally a wallaby family also shyly approaches when looking for a drink


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Barbeque
  • Non Smoking
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Interactive Centre


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


2 Loftus Street, Milparinka, 2880, Australia