What's around us

What's around us

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With location comes lifestyle, and Walnut Grove will keep you living life to the full. From parklands, golf, local shopping and dining – you really are living amongst everything you need!

Here are a few of our local favourites we know you will enjoy – all part of your City of Onkaparinga!

St Francis Winery

Location: 14 Bridge Street Old Reynella

Phone: 08 8322 2246

Did you know that Reynella led the way in grape vine plantings for South Australia? Walk out your front door and step across to our hidden Reynella gem, St Francis Winery. Here, you can enjoy fine wine and fine food served by Walter’s Bistro as you relax with friends and soak up the view of Lake Carew.

St Francis Winery also features a B&B onsite, and you know that that means... a weekend full of activities! So why not call up some old friends and arrange that long overdue catch up?

Old Reynella Shopping Centre

Location: 211 Old South Road Old Reynella

Phone: 08 8212 8880

Sometimes it’s great to head to the major shopping centres for a day out, but sometimes, you can’t go past your local charm! For us here at Walnut Grove, our local go-to is Old Reynella Shopping Centre, conveniently located less than 1km away.

At Old Reynella Shopping Centre the retailers are local just like us, so make sure you introduce yourself and get to know their name (as they’ll remember yours!). They know how you like your hair coloured, what your favourite cut of meat is, and, will ensure you get the freshest produce.

Keep your eyes open as chances are you’ll run into a friend, so why not stop for a catch up over lunch at the likes of Soul Good Café?!

There’s really no alternative to a local touch.

Thaxted Park Golf Club

Location: 1 Golf Course Drive Woodcroft

Phone: 08 8325 0046

They say that at Thaxted Park Golf Club, the community will be made to feel right at home. A home away from home for us that’s for sure as it’s only 4.7km away. Arguably the best course in the area, situated in the Southern Adelaide Hills at the entrance to the Southern wine region, is this stunning 18-hole par 71 layout – a course designed to ensure all players have great fun and test all standards.

This course continues to maintain and enhance their reputation as a friendly, affordable and sociable place where you and your friends can relax in great company overlooking a course that is a credit to the dedicated team, committee and members like you.

Golf, a place where you can build and maintain relationships as well as provide you with something to look forward to each week – let’s release those endorphins to help boost your mood and well-being!

Tangari Regional Park

Location: Reynell Road Woodcroft

Regular physical activity is necessary for all of us to live a full and healthy life – how else do we keep up with our fabulous social life here at Walnut Grove? Lucky for us it’s an easy 4.1km from our community. With 60 hectares of natural vegetation and open parklands to at Tangari Regional Park, it’s just one of the few remaining large open spaces within metropolitan Adelaide.

Make the most of these designated trails, get some light exercise and enjoy a nice walk. And I hear it’s the best location for us local birdwatchers!

Cove Civic Centre

Location: 1 Ragamuffin Drive Hallett Cove

Phone: 08 8375 6755

What a hub! Only 5.6km from Walnut Grove is a building designed to reflect the history and culture of the local community and capture the spirit of the environment and natural coastal features. We are of course talking about Cove Civic Centre, a facility that is flexible and supports a diverse range of activities and home to your local library.

While you’re there, why don’t you pop into the Marion Heritage Research Centre and check out the Ancestry website to reference your local and family history. Who knows what remarkable things you may find out about your family? And for those of us not sure how it all works, make sure you take advantage and book in for one of their free training sessions in Ancestry and Trove.

Certainly a great way to fill in your days!