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The Salty Forest Mangrove Discovery Walk

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  • Solomontown Beach Jetty Shelter
    Solomontown Beach Jetty, Port Pirie SA 5540, Australia

Did you know that South Australia is home to some of the largest stands of temperate mangroves in the world? You might think mangroves just smell but they play a really important role in protecting and sheltering the coast. They are also an important fish nursery, a haven for birds and plenty of other weird and wonderful wildlife.


Join a walk and talk discovery session at Solomontown and indulge in the extraordinary sights and aromas of the Salty Forest. Your Salty Forest guides will amaze you with fascinating details about the extraordinary ecology to be found in this unique place between the land and water. 

What would you like to know? You can submit questions that you'd like answered (there are some examples to get your thinking started). Contributions will become a knowledge space connected to the Salty Forest project, dedicated to this unique ecosystem.

  • Meet at the Solomon town jetty beach shelter (beach jetty and mangroves).
  • Wear solid shoes that you won't mind getting dirty and bring some water and a camera.
  • All children must be with a guardian
  • Not suitable for those with mobility impairments (try our Online Expert Panel Discussion instead).

If you like this activity, you might like to join one of our other exciting, creative and educational Salty Forest workshops that start on 21 July that will result in a beautiful community made installation at the Memorial Park Rotunda for Port Pirie SALA Winter Festival on 5 August.

Find out more about the Salty Forest Project and Port Pirie SALA Winter Festival here:

This project has been developed by illuminart with Port Pirie Regional Council and Festivals Australia as part of the 2023 SALA Winter Festival.

Location Information

Meet at the Solomontown Beach Jetty Shelter.