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BMX Park

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  • The Patawalonga Lake receives runoff from 230 square kilometres of mixed land use.

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Please help our wildlife

Do not feed

Dolphins, birds and other wildlife need their space. Approaching, touching and feeding wildlife can be very harmful to them.
• Please dispose of fishing line and rubbish properly.
• Do not throw fish scraps in the water.
• Reel in fishing lines if dolphins are close.

Dispose of rubbish properly

Fishing line and litter can be dangerous for dolphins, birds and other wildlife.
• Please use the bins or take rubbish with you.
• Do not feed dolphins and other wildlife.


LartelareLartelare was named after a senior Kaurna Woman. We believe Lartelare may have begun entering the Pat around 2003.

Before observing her in the Pat, we would often see her in the Port River. It was wonderful to see Lartelare with her last calf June regularly fishing and travelling up and down the Pat together.

For several years they were often seen in both the Pat and the Port river. The pair would regularly use the boat lock and the sea gates to enter and exit the area.

When June was still young there were a few occasions when Lartelare and June were separated from each other. One was inside the Pat after the gates closed and the other was outside the Pat. Volunteers and residents helped monitor the situation until they were able to join up again.

Lartelare has now passed away, but her calf June continues to often venture in and out of the Pat.

Educational resources

Activity: Colour Your Own bookmarks

Activity: Protect Our Dolphins bookmark

NPWSSA Respecting Marine Mammals safety sticker

NPWSSA Marine Mammal Strandings

Useful links

Feeding dolphins disrupts their natural feeding patterns

Boats pose risk of injury to dolphins

Pollution harms dolphins

Fishing line harms dolphins

Station 5

at the Diversion Basin


Station 6

at the West Beach entry


Nearby Trail Stations

Picnic Shelters

Wigley Reserve

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Newhaven Ave

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Brooklyn Ave

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Stanley St

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Keep in mind when watching dolphins

Please call the Marine Mammal Emergency number (0427 556 676)

if you see:

  • people feeding or harassing dolphins 

  • a sick, injured or deceased dolphin

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