Welcome to Friends of Anstey Hill

The Friends of Anstey Hill is a community-based group of volunteers dedicated to supporting, preserving and restoring the Anstey Hill natural and cultural environment. We were formed in 1988 to counter redevelopment of the Anstey Hill area.

Our regular activities and volunteer opportunities include park maintenance and cultural heritage research. Two community planting days and a propagation day are held each year. Volunteer working bees are held every Wednesday morning.

Upcoming Events
  • 21 May 2017 - Planting Day FOAH shed via gate 18 at 9.00am
  • 14 June 2017 - Open committee meeting, Highercombe Museum at 7.30pm
  • 18 June 2017 - Planting Day FOAH shed via gate 18 at 9.00am
Get Involved

Volunteers young and old can learn more about the Anstey Hill environment, enjoy the company of others, have some light exercise and contribute to the preservation of the Anstey Hill Recreation Park environment.


The Friends of Anstey Hill have been successful in obtaining a 2015-16 Community NRM Action Grant. We have a Grassy Woodlands Restoration Project underway and the Community is welcome to join in.

NRM levy information
Where We Are
Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a 362-hectare network of trails, creeks, gullies and historic ruins located 19km North East from the centre of Adelaide, South Australia

Have Your Say !

National Parks South Australia are seeking the community's views about proposed amendments to five park management plans:

  • Anstey Hill Recreation Park Management Plan 2006
  • Onkaparinga River Reserve Management Plan 2004
  • Morialta and Black Hill Conservation Parks Management Plan 2001
  • Hallett Cove and Marino Conservation Parks Management Plan 2010
  • O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park Management Plan 2008

The amendments provide for the activities outlined in:Enjoying Adelaide's National Parks

The improvements/changes for Anstey Hill recreation park include:

  • New picnic and shelter facilities
  • Trail network upgrades for both walking and cycling
  • Car parking upgrades
  • New toilets and drinking water availability
  • A campground for families and larger groups

Have a look at the proposed amendments. They may impact you.

Submissions Close 22 July 2016 5:00 PM

C F Newman's Model Nursery Article

Are you interested in the Nursery ruins and the plants growing there now?

Check out this journal article by Rosemary L. Taplin & David E. Symon:

Remnant horticultural plants at the site of the former Newman’s Nursery