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Enjoy the Best Of South Australia’s Bushwalks and Scenic Trails

  • December 13, 2020

Hope Valley Reservoir

Hope Valley Reservoir in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs will open to the public for the first time in its 150-year history in time for the summer school holidays.

From Sunday 13 December 2020 a range of land-based recreational activities such as walking, cycling and picnicking will be available at the Hope Valley Reservoir, with planning underway for a community event to celebrate the occasion.

Plans for the reservoir include numerous picnic spaces, walking and cycling trails, fitness equipment and a nature play area. Supporting infrastructure such as car parking, toilets, fencing and signage will also be built.

For more information on the Hope Valley Reservoir click here

Mt. Lofty Summit Walking Track

Open from 10th October 2020

Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on its way to Mount Lofty Summit.

The trail was designed to provide an alternative for families with small children or people with reduced mobility to travel between the two sites without having to walk along the steeper Waterfall Gully Trail.

The project was made possible thanks to a $550,000 bequest from Ludwig Reinwald Steub to Cleland Conservation Park. 

The shared-use trail has been designed with gentle, low-gradient access making it possible for those with reduced mobility to reach the summit without having to use the steeper Waterfall Gully trail.

Keep a watch out for bandicoots, echidnas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and kangaroos. Enjoy views over the southern ridges of the park and out to the Adelaide plains.

For more information on Mt. Lofty and other walking tracks visit here

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