Kuntingga (Park 7)

Kuntingga (Park 7) is an olive grove. The olive groves here are particularly important due to their age – they were amongst the first tree plantings in the Park Lands in 1856.

There are other olive groves throughout the Park Lands, such as those near the Adelaide Gaol which date from the mid-1860s, and on East Terrace, most of which were planted in the early 1870s.

Fun Fact

These historic groves could supply more than half a million olives and 450 litres of olive oil each year.

Did you know

In 1884 the plantation had 900 olive trees. Now there are around 300, still producing oil!

Picture Adelaide

"We used to play here amongst the olive trees and the dry grass - there was never a soul here."