Laratinga Wetlands is not only a productive water reclamation facility, it is also a wonderful place where you can walk (pram friendly), cycle, picnic, watch the local birdlife or just laze around in a peaceful natural environment.
Several trails and boardwalks wind around the wetlands through a broad range of native vegetation. Trails such as the ‘Chestnut Teal’, ‘Rosella’ and ‘Sacred Ibis’ (see below) are named after some of the local birdlife. There are also several bird-watching ‘hides’, a picnic and barbeque area, and an environmentally friendly toilet facility.
The trails in the wetlands are also linked to the Mount Barker Linear Trail, an award winning seven kilometre shared walkway from Laratinga Wetlands to Keith Stephenson Park, following the local creek line. There are also environment sign markers and cultural art pieces along the trail making it a pleasant afternoon or morning walk.