84 kilometres from Adelaide
Now a well-established wine region with several popular wineries and cellar doors, Currency Creek's earliest claim to fame was that it was once proposed as the site for the South Australian capital. The Lions Park provides a good, serviced picnic spot beside a spring-fed stream, with one of South Australia's tallest rail viaducts just a short walk up the valley.
Watch out for the Aboriginal canoe trees in the area and try to allow time to walk through the nearby Black Swamp, a heritage-listed wetland with rare bird species.
Currency Creek is home to the Currency Creek Eucalyptus Arboretum - the only place in the world where you can see over 90% of Australia's eucalypt species in one place (more than 8,000 trees across 32 hectares).
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