McLaren Vale’s Hidden Gem – Gemmel Tassie Park

In my previous post on the Hop-A-Park Day, I shared how lovely McLaren Vale is being the Hills-Valleys-Beaches-Winery capital of Adelaide. More to that, I can assure you that McLaren Vale remains a family friendly place for an ultimate weekend getaway with this review of the Gemmel Tassie Park.

Gemmel Tassie Park

Gemmel Tassie Park is such a lovely park along the Main Road but not that easily visible when driving. However, if you take notice of a brass sculpture landmark you bet you just arrived.


To be specific, please note the address below as this place is not yet on Google Map.

  • Gemmel Tassie Park
  • Address: 177 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171 

This park is further inside the block within the War Veteran Memorial Park.

Once you see the McLaren Vale RSL Tank, walk along the garden path and you will reach Gemmel Tassie Park.


This playground is fully equipped with fun equipment. Some of the different amenities available are:

  • Swings, Monkey Bars, Climbing Frames, Rocking horses and Spinning Seat.
  • Bbq, Picnic Shade, Park Benches and Toilet
  • Open Exercise Equipment

This area is truly not to be missed as this is a good stop if you have children in tow who need to let off steam.

Gemmel Tassie Park Grounds with Birds

An added bonus to our visit is the sight of lovely red grey birds everywhere. Just silly us because we tried to chase them while they were feeding themselves. (We did not harm them. We just went on a gentle quick playful run to see them fly in flocks.)

Getting Here

Getting here is easy if you have a car or vehicle. Buses that come here are inter-town buses within the Fleurieu Region. If you want to come here from the Adelaide Airport, it is a 35-minute drive one way via the Freeway.

  • Gemmel Tassie Park
  • Address: 177 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171 

A lot of half day tours are also available from Adelaide city. Uber can be a good option as well.


A number of accommodation options are available around McLaren Vale including BackPackers, Vineyard Villas and Luxury Apartments. In fact, if you are just around Fleurieu a stay at Aldinga Beach or the Sellicks would just be a few minutes drive to here.

Visit the for various “Book Now, Pay Later” options. Also, grab a $20 Cashback or Travel Credit on your next booking with them.

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Hi There! Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog. I am Lyn, a mom to two adorable daughters, currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia. I have lived two countries, visited 3 continents and can't wait to travel more. Photography, arts, kids fun, family travels and all things inspirational delight me. I am not born affluent but I can attest that dreams do come true with perspiration and inspiration. Lucky enough to be given a second life, I don't want to waste my time not being able to create beautiful moments. Because what we do with our time is what we do with our lives. I hope I can inspire you in your life's journey.

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