• $2.28 million
    Invested

Home to unique flora and fauna, South Australia’s reservoir reserves are now open for everyone to enjoy and explore.

As part of the State Government’s Opening up our Reservoirs policy, six reservoir reserves were progressively opened since April 2019 when the gates to Myponga Reservoir Reserve were first opened.

By the end of 2021, Happy Valley and Mount Bold reservoir reserves will become the latest to open to the public – offering more green open space for surrounding residents and visitors to the area.

Our reservoir reserves combine adventure, fun and environmental preservation for a nature-based experience, while creating economic and social opportunities for local businesses and communities.

There are a range of land and water-based recreational activities available across the state’s reservoir reserves, including walking, cycling, fishing and kayaking.

Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, the popular Myponga Reservoir Reserve has already welcomed more than 115,000 visitors through the gates.

The recreational opportunities evolved earlier this year with the addition of kayaking and on-water fishing.

Key highlights include:

  • more than 115,000 visitors since opening in April 2019
  • 250 hectares of water to explore by paddle
  • six kilometres of trail to explore
  • land and water-based recreational activities available.
Project start:
2018
Expected completion:
2019
Current status:
Completed