Remember the days when you would pack the family in the car and head off to Greenhills Adventure Park at Victor Harbor? That has not been possible for the past three years.
The good times on the paddle boats, the go carts, wall climbing, putt putt, volleyball, water slides, the fun, the fresh air, all added up to a great day out for 65,000 visitors a year. Greenhills Adventure Park was sold for $3.3 million and been replaced by an open space residential development. The adventure park operated for 34 years.
Since May 1, 2016, the day the adventure park closed, Greenhills has been transformed and is now a hidden haven of new homes where every day living includes a backyard filled with gum trees, local neighbourhood koalas, kookaburras and warbling magpies.
Greenhills Land Management Group Director, Dean Kyros knows how important location is for people wanting to purchase property and said the hidden location of Greenhills is well protected from the coastal elements like wind and any noise from passing traffic.
"Greenhills has the beautiful Hindmarsh River running along a border and is adjacent to the McCracken Golf Course," Mr Kyros said.
"It's a four-minute drive in to Victor Harbor in one direction and the express way in the other and without being told you wouldn't even know this secret little haven existed."
The property selling agent Richard Joy has been with the project since the beginning and sold all of stage one.
"Approximately nine families between the ages of 30 and 60 are just starting to move in and all bought just on the Greenhills name and location. They all had a connection with the Adventure Park and so bought their properties to continue the connection," Mr Joy said.
"Walking trails, play equipment and a playing field with basketball hoop court, soccer and footy goals will provide the open space for a range of activities and well-appointed benches will allow the less energetic to escape, relax and enjoy this truly gorgeous natural haven."
Twelve homes are already built and Greenhills will end with more than 75 homes after the four stages are complete.
Stage one is sold out, stage two will be released at an Open Day on Sunday, November 17, from 11am to 2pm.
The overall site is 10.8 hectares with more than 50 per cent allocated to natural reserve space.