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Walks - Trails - National Parks

Forinformation on other SA parks contact:
The Environment Shop

Tel: +61 88204 1910 Fax: +618 8204 1919


Tel: +61 8 8343 2911
Adelaide has a large network of Bike Paths with setsof 8 maps commonly available from libraries and tourist informationcentres, backpackers can hire a cycle in Adelaide City or elsewhereand ride to almost all suburbs. Adelaide is basically flat making yourride easy for all


LorikeetLoop (1hr 30min)

Microcarpa Trail (2hrs)

Valley Loop (1hr)

Waterfall Trail (2hrs)

Wood Duck Dawdle (20mins)


AmbersGully Nature Trail (1hr)

Black Hill Summit (2hrs 30min)

BelairNational Park

Tel: +618 8278 5477
Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing picnic orperhaps take a wander along the scenic hilltop trails within BelairNational Park. You may be surprised by the beautiful varieties oforchids and other wildflowers in bloom, or the lively and colourfuldisplays of our native birds. An entrance fee is charged.

BoolLagoon Game Reserve

Tel: +61 88762 2340

Fax: +61 88762 1231
How to get there
A sealed road takes you right to the lagoon edge. Simply followthe signs from the turn-off 18 km south of Narracoorte on theNaracoorte-Penola Rd.

Campers are welcome. Mown camping areas and toilets areprovided. Please bring drinking water as only bore water is available.Keep an eye out for snakes, this is their natural habitat. Pleaseobtain a camping permit from the self registration station

Take a walk into the heart of the lagoon. See thenest areas of ibis, spoonbills and many other birds in the gnarled andweathered tea-trees. Learn who lives where in the wetland. Length 700metres

Skirting the very deepest water in thesewetlands. Pat-om Walk leads you to the overview of the inlet channel.The fresh water flowing in the channel attracts many thousands ofwater birds. Length 700 metres

Take a walk across the boardwalk to Hacks Island. View a rangeof wetland areas - freshwater marsh, reeds, ushers and open water.These all provide homes for a variety of birds, reptiles, frogs.elusive water rats and many aquatic insects. Length 1500 metres

TheBig Hill - Drive
The short drive to the top of Big Hill provides opportunity tosee just how big these wetlands really are. Brolgas are often seenfeeding in the back-rush swamps just west of Big Hill

TheLittle Bool - Drive
The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to LittleBool Lagoon is usually well worth the effort. The deep, open water ofLittle Bool is a popular venue for many water birds while the nearbyLily Ponds are very important nesting sites for ibis

BrownhillCreek Recreation Park
P.O. Box 2 Belair SA 5052
Tel: +61 8 8278 5477
How to get there
Visitors may enter the park on foot or by vehicle fromBrownhill Creek Road. From Adelaide, head south along Fullarton Roadand turn right at Taylors Road and then left into Brownhill CreekRoad. Visitors to the park must be self-sufficient as there are nofacilities provided. The Mitcham Lions Park located within thereserve, contains a children's playground and water taps. Camping isnot permitted in the park however accommodation is available atBrownhill Creek Caravan park.


WaterfallGully Area Various Trails (30min to 3hrs)

CobblerCreek Recreation Park

Tel: +61 88336 0901

Fax: +61 88336 0900

BabblerLoop Trail
Set amongst the mallee box, weeping pittosporum and Christmasbush, the trail climbs towards the Para Trig point where you can viewSalisbury and Adelaide Plains.

Following the fire trail in the north section of the park, this6.8 km loop trail offers walkers easy all-year round access to severalnatural and cultural sites

CoffinBay National Park

Tel: +61 88688 3111

Fax: +61 88688 3110

This is a remote area accessibleonly to four-wheel drive vehicles, boats or bushwalkers. Seabirds areabundant. Oyster-catchers, dotterels and many other species frequentthe beaches. You may even see a resident osprey diving for fish. Awayfrom the beaches, stockyards and waterholes are reminders of the pastgrazing era.
Entry and camping permitsare available at the ranger station in Coffin Bay

( 1 km return, 20 mins )
A short climb with views overlooking Yangie Bay and MarbleRange

KallaraNature Walk Via Yangie Lookout
( 2 km loop walk, 40 mins )
Provides insights to the local vegetation

YangieIsland Via Yangie Lookout
( 5 km return, 1 hr 40 mins )
This trail leads to a close up view of Yangie Island from theadjoining beach

YangieBay to Long Beach Walking Trail
( 10 km one way, 3.5 hr )
Walk between the vegetated dunes that come out on the expansiveLong Beach

BlackSprings Well
( 2 km return, 40 mins )
Following the coast around the headlandoverlooking sheltered Port Douglas

( 6 km return, 2 hours )
To the rugged coastline of Avoid Bay withviews overlooking Lake Damascus along the way

WhidbeyWilderness area
SuddenJerk Lookout
( 2km return, 40 mins )
Overlooking the rugged coastline out toSudden Jerk Island

BoardingHouse Bay
( 23 km return, 8 hours )
A rugged coastline of cliffs, beaches andoff shore reefs are encountered after walking through coastal heath,samphire flats and mallee woodlands

DeepCreek Conservation Park

Tel: +618 8598 0263
Fax: +61 8 8598 0269
This park has been dedicated to preserve the largest portion ofremaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Comprisingapprox 4500 hectares, with 18 kilometres of coastline, it is home to aunique range of flora and fauna species. Visitors are required to paya nominal fee to enter and camp. Day passes and camping permits areavailable from self-registration stations.

DesertParks of South Australia

Tel: +61 88648 5300

Fax: +61 88648 5301
ElliotPrice Conservation Park
Vast, lonely and inaccessible Elliot Price Conservation Park Parkhelps conserve the wilderness that is Lake Eyre. There are no publicaccess routes to this park

InnaminckaRegional Reserve
At the end of the Strzelecki Track thebeauty, isolation and abundance of wildlife makes Innamincka a popularoutback destination. The reserve includes extensive wetlandsassociated with the Coopers creek drainage system, particularlyCoongie Lakes, making it a significant conservation area. Innaminckais the focus for visitor facilities

LakeEyre National Park
Lake Eyre National Park consists mostlyof the surface of Lake Eyre North, a large salt lake whose lower partslie many metres below sea level. Two access tracks lead to the lakemargin, via Muloorina Station or from the turn-off near William Creek(4WD only). Conditions in these areas are extremely harsh and requirecaution. Summer access is not recommended as temperatures can exceed50C

SimpsonDesert Conservation Park & Regional Reserve
The Simpson Desert receives only slightlymore rainfall than the Sahara and is one of the best examples of dunaldeserts in the world. The parks conserve a varied landscape of dunesystems, extensive dry playa lakes, spinifex grasslands and acaciawoodland. Only well prepared travellers should attempt to enter orcross the desert. Crossings are not recommended between December andMarch inclusive, as temperatures can exceed 50C

TallaringaConservation Park
The Anne Beadell Highway, a rough bushtrack commences on the eastern edge of Tallaringa and ends at Lavertonin Western Australia over 1300 kilometres away. This route is notinhabited and there are no services. Vehicles travelling the AnneBeadell Highway must be fully self-sufficient with enough fuel, water,food, spares and long range HF-SSB radio equipment for use inemergencies. There are no facilities or services along this road, sobe well prepared. Access is by 4WD only.

WabmaKadarbu Conservation Park
This conservation park was dedicated toprotect two significant mound springs which are fed from the GreatArtesian Basin, known as "The Bubbler" and "BlancheCup" These springs provide an important water source in what isnormally a very arid environment

WitjiraNational Park
Remote and rough, forming the outer edgeof the Simpson Desert. Ensure that you are well prepared for outbacktravel. it includes the Dalhousie mound spring complex, large tractsof stony tableland and gibber country, and the Finke River floodplain.

FlindersRanges Parks

Tel: +61 88648 4244

Fax: +61 88648 4242
Clements Gap Conservation Park
The primary purpose of the park is toconserve remnant mallee which once covered the surrounding farmlands.

FlindersRanges National Park
A vast and dramatically beautiful area.It features a series of rugged mountain ranges, creeks lined withriver red gums, hillsides covered with a patchwork of native pines anda seasonal abundance of wildflowers. Wilpena Pound, one of the bestknown landmarks in South Australia, forms the hub of the park

GammonRanges National Park
An arid wilderness of spectacular ruggedranges and deep gorges. The park is a major heritage area for theAdnyamathanha people who are the traditional custodians of the region.Vehicle entry to the park is limited. Access is largely restricted toexperienced bushwalkers. However, you may wish to camp at ItalowieCamp or Weetootla Gorge and explore the edges of this rugged park

MountBrown National Park
This former forest reserve comprisesundulating country with a variety of cover grading to rugged ridgeswith open woodland and scrub. A circuit trail with a spur track to theMount Brown summit is provided, starting from Waukarie Falls

MountRemarkable National Park
In this park the arid zone plants andanimals meet with the species of the more temperate southern regionsto create a mosaic of diverse habitats. Accessible from the main roadson the eastern & western sides of the range

TelowieGorge Conservation Park
Telowie Creek has cut the spectacularTelowie Gorge through the south-western flank of the Flinders Ranges.The park is home to a diversity of flora and fauna species. The NukunaTrail at the entrance to the gorge is well marked. Further in, walkersshould be cautious on the informal track

TheDutchmans Stern Conservation park
A rugged landscape is home to a host ofplants and animals, many of which are at the edges of theirdistributions. Climbing the Stern will reward you with spectacularviews of Spencer Gulf, surrounding ranges and the Willochra Plain.Other walking options include park management tracks and sections ofthe Heysen Trail

WinninowieConservation Park
Quiet mangrove creeks and samphire flatsabound with marine and bird life. A boat ramp is available in the park

FortGlanville Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88242 1978
Fort Glanville Conservation Park represents a significantperiod in South Australia's European colonial history. The fort wasbuilt in 1889 and has remained largely unaltered due to restorationwork carried out over a number of years. This has helped to conservethe state's military heritage. The Fort isopened between September and May on the third Sunday of each month anda small admission fee is charged

HallettCove Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88278 5477
This area was proclaimed as a conservation park in 1976 primarily toconserve its geological features that are of world wide significanceparticularly its record of an ice age about 280 million years ago. Theinterpretive walk trails provide an opportunity to explore the parksgeological history.


Rockdale(1hr 45mins)

InnesNational Park

Tel: +61 88854 4040

Fax: +61 88854 4072
Innes National Park is located on the south-west "toe" ofYorke Peninsula, three hours drive from Adelaide. A coastal park,Innes comprises nearly 9141 hectares of natural bushland andrepresents one of only a few pockets of significant vegetation on thepeninsula

KaiserStuhl Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88280 7048
Nestled amongst the Barossa Ranges, this rugged mountain park offers aglimpse of the Barossa Valley's natural history. Dedicated in 1978,this 390 ha park has largely survived surrounding developments toremain one of the last islands of native vegetation in the area. Aperfect destination for keen, day bush walkers

KangarooIsland Parks - Walking Trails

Tel: +61 88553 8233

Fax: +61 88553 8273
Beyeria Conservation Park Walk
(1.5km - 1hr)
A delightful short stroll throughnarrow-leaved mallee with broombush understorey

BlackSwamp Walk
(3km - 1hr)
Walk across Black Swamp and along adisused road to the Rocky River, where patience may be rewarded withthe sightings of platypus, Kangaroos, wallabies, geese, echidnas andgoannas

BreakneckRiver Hike
(6km - 2.5hr)
Follow the Breakneck River throughforest, woodland, mallee and coastal heath to a picturesque littlebeach, hemmed in by limestone cliffs

(1km - .5hr)
Pass through sugar gum forest at Kelly Hill Caves

CapeGantheaume Wilderness Trek
(34km one way - 2-3 days)
Trekkers are rewarded with the ruggedbeauty of the Southern Ocean and unexpected encounters with wildlife

CurleyCreek to Bald Hill Hike
( 11km - 6hr)
Follows the old fire access track, whichskirts Murray Lagoon from Curley Creek to Bald Hill

HansonBay Hike
(18km - Full Day)
Pass through banksia heath, pink gumwoodlands, mallee and coastal heath, alongside freshwater lagoons

HarveysReturn Hike
(1.5km - 1hr)
Follows the original route used bylighthouse keepers as they hauled their stores up from Harveys Return

HerveysReturn to Hanson Bay Hike
(80km one way - 2-7 days depending onroute)
This trek follows the high energycoastline of Flinders Chase National Park and the Ravine des CasoarsWilderness Protection Area

OvalHistorica Hike
(4km - 2hr)
This trail meanders south from Cape Bordathrough dense bull-oak, mallee heath and native pines

Ravinedes Casoars Hike
(8km return - 4hr)
This loop trail follows the Ravine valleyto the coast, passing along the creek bank and high above the valleyfloor

RockyRiver Mouth Hike
(3km - 1.5hr)
Starting at Snake Lagoon, this populartrail winds through sugar gums and mallee before descending into theRocky River Valley

SandyCreek Hike
(3km - 1.5hr)
Follow the bank of the Sandy Creek beforedescending into the creek bed for the last section through sand dunesand onto a large sandy beach

TimberCreek Walk
(1.5km - 1hr)
Waterfowl such as ducks, swans and wadersflock to the lagoon to create a bird lovers delight

LincolnNational Park

Tel: +61 88683 3544
This magnificent area includes vast expanses of coastal malleewith outcropping granite and spectacular open ocean coastline. Accessis limited to 15 vehicles per day with 5 designated campsites with amaximum stay of 3 nights

MorialtaConservation Park

Tel: +61 88281 4022
Opens out from the Morialta Falls Road to reveal tallwaterfalls, deep gorges and richly wooded hillsides. The creek nowflows up to mid summer. The cliff areas between Second and Third Fallsare designated for rock climbing and abseiling

FirstFalls Trail
A leisurely stroll on this disabled access trail along FourthCreek to where water plunges 30 metres down First Falls where thetrail ends

Sheoak Trail to Second and Third Falls and return via EaglesNest Cliff to the First Falls Trail

MountGeorge Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88336 0901

Fax: +61 88336 0900
Set aside as a conservation park in 1989 to protect stands of nativevegetation, an inspiring landscape and mosaic of habitat types. Thepark makes a perfect destination for bushwalkers, birdwatchers andphotographers

MountRemarkable National Park

Tel: +61 88634 7068

Fax: +61 88634 7085
How toget there
The Park has three major access points. Mount Remarkable itselfis the backdrop to Melrose, 24 km south of Wilmington & is onlyaccessible to walkers. The road to Mambray Creek is 45 km north ofPort Pirie on the Princess Highway. Alligator Gorge may bereached via a picturesque drive commencing 1 km south of Wilmington onMain North road. Note this steep road is not suitable for caravans.

Inthe Southern Flinders Rangers. Mount Remarkable, is closed to Visitorson Days of Total Fire Ban. Although there is no public accessfor vehicles. there is a network of walking trails, so that you canexperience the Abundant wildlife of the park at close quarters. TheWalking Trails are varied from 2.2kms to 18kms and the time it takesto get there and back, ranging from 1 to 7 hours

Davey'sGully Trail
(2.2km - 1 Hour )
This trail starts & ends at the Mambray Creekvisitors centre & takes in breathtaking views across to SpencerGulf to Whyalla.

SugarGum Lookout Trail
(10km - 3 Hours )
This walk starts from the Mambray creek day visitor area, thistrail is easy walking. It follows upstream along a deep valley, shadedby majestic red river gumtrees.

MountCavern Circuit Trail
(11km - 6 Hours )
This is a quite demanding walk across the high ridges of theblack Rangers, to the summit of Mt Cavern & descends steeply intoMambray Creek. This hike would suit the fitter more experiencedwalker.

HiddenGorge & Battery Ridge Circuit Trail
(18km - 7 hours)
This walk is a looping walk, once again starting at the dayvisitor area at Mambray Creek. It takes you deep into the park alonggorges & narrow valleys. You can see from Battery ridge thedistant arm of Spencer Gulf.

MambrayCreek to Alligator Creek
(13km - 5 hours each way)
This walk takes you through a varied vegetation. You can do thewhole round trip, or do as some walkers do & get their friends tomeet them at the of the walk.

AlligatorGorge Trails
(1-2km - 1-2 hours)
There are two short walks into the beautiful Alligator Gorge.You can either walk down the steps into the gorge, then follow thecreek upstream, (right) to the Terraces. Alternatively, from thebottom of the steps (left) takes you to the Narrows, where the wallsof the gorge are at their closest.

NarracoorteCaves Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88762 2340

Fax: +61 88762 1231
In a region of marshland and limestone hills in the South East. Incaverns beneath Cave Range, visitors may view the delicate decorationsof calcite or explore fossil caves and the home of bent-wing bats

NgarkatGroup of Conservation Parks

Tel: +61 88576 3690
Parks include Scorpion Springs, Mount Rescue, Mount Shaugh with acombined area of 262,700 hectares. Access to most of the parks requirea 4WD vehicle due to sandy conditions. Camping is permitted and feesapply

OnkaparingaRiver National & recreation Parks

Tel: +61 88278 5477
Encompasses the lower reaches of the Onkaparinga River with cliffs upto 50 metres high and permanent rock pools, the river makes its wayamongst large river red gums to the historic town of Old Noarlunga

ParaWirra Recreation Park

Tel: +61 88280 7048
The park provides a beautiful bushland setting for a variety ofoutdoor activities including bushwalking and scenic drives
Devil'sNose (1hr 30mins)
GoldFields Area (1hr)
HisseyLoop ( 1hr)
MackCreek (3hrs)

ShepherdsHill Recreation Park

Tel: +61 88278 5477
The park protects important stands of grey box communities that oncecovered a large area of Adelaide plains. Explore these special areasby taking a walk along the many walking trails

SturtGorge Recreation Park

Tel: +61 88278 5477
Located within the suburbs of Belleview Heights and Flagstaff Hill.Within the park's 178 hectares you can see open forest, Grey Box andBlue Gum woodlands, old River Red Gums, steep slopes and cliffs

TelfordScrub Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88735 1177
An important area of remnant vegetation that includes over 20 speciesof native orchids. Take a walk along the unique forest canopyboardwalk, set amongst the trees

UnnamedConservation Park

Tel: +61 88625 3144

Fax: +61 88625 3123
The Park is located within the Great Victoria Desert and is one of thelargest arid zone Biosphere Reserves in the world. To travel in thepark you need Three permits

VenusBay Conservation Park

Tel: +61 88625 5110

Fax: +61 88625 5120
A leading example of a successful habitat restoration, speciesrecovery and threatened species reintroduction program