Located only 10 minutes from the centre of Salisbury and 45 minutes north of the Adelaide CBD, the historic seaside town of St Kilda has been a popular destination since the days of the first settlers, when local families would spend the day crabbing, paddling and enjoying the sea air.
Today, St Kilda offers visitors an award-winning adventure playground for children and adults, the Tramway Museum, the Boat Club and Marina and the St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre featuring a 2 kilometre boardwalk showcasing the mangrove forests of the Barker Inlet.
This award-winning playground is like no other, with the City of Salisbury undertaking a $3.5 million renewal in 2016 to ensure the adventure stays alive.
The playground offers many attractions including a huge castle with slides and a draw bridge, a bouncy boomerang, flying fox, pirate ship, a large Volcano with multiple slides, a basketball court, swings and more.
The playground also has toilets, barbecues, a drinking fountain and picnic facilities in addition to ample parking.
The St Kilda Tramway Museum features many of Adelaide’s old trams from its former tram network with a primary emphasis on the electric tramway system.
Built in 1974, the Museum includes 20 trams, 14 in service; several Adelaide built Melbourne trams, two Adelaide horse trams, four electric trolley buses (including Australia’s first), and historic tram rides on 2km of track that runs between the Museum and the St Kilda Adventure Playground.
Preserving every type of tram that operated on Adelaide’s metropolitan tram network from 1878 to the mid 1950’s, the Museum is one of a kind.
Trams built in New York and Philadelphia that served the Adelaide system are also maintained and the Museum also features Australia’s first electric trolley bus and a ‘drop centre’ that served millions of commuters from the 1920′