Dingley Dell Conservation Park

Dingley Dell Conservation Park

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Free entry
463.2km from Adelaide
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Set in the idyl­lic bush set­ting of Din­g­ley Dell Con­ser­va­tion Park is the for­mer home of one of Aus­trali­a’s famous poets.

The eccen­tric and tal­ent­ed Adam Lind­say Gor­don lived at Din­g­ley Dell from 1864 until 1867. It was dur­ing his stay that his first poem was pub­lished out­side of a news­pa­per or mag­a­zine. Suc­cess con­tin­ued, with the num­ber of his pub­lished works increas­ing between 1865 and 1867.

Din­g­ley Dell cot­tage remains pre­served as a reminder of its for­mer res­i­dent. Dis­plays around the grounds depict Adam Lind­say Gor­don’s life and works, as well as the his­to­ry of the cottage.

The Din­g­ley Dell Cot­tage Muse­um is cur­rent­ly not open for dai­ly tours. The sur­round­ing con­ser­va­tion park remains acces­si­ble and is free for you to enjoy.