Friends of the Heysen Trail Walk
Join the Friends of the Heysen Trail on a hike in Para Wirra Conservation Park.
This is a bush-walk through very picturesque country linking the major features in the park. The scenery rivals some areas of the Flinders Ranges with its beauty, and the proximity to Adelaide is a bonus. Birds of prey and colored birds in addition to native animals can be seen in the quieter northern parts of the park.
The terrain provides a good training ground for end-to-end walks etc, as the route will be undulating, incorporating some significant climbs and gentle descents. The return to the start point will be via a more recent established track.
First-time trail walkers are encouraged to participate, a strategy for group cohesion will be in place. The walk distance is about 14km, consisting of a loop from the Devils Nose car park via the Goldfields and return by a different route. Some sections are narrow with tripping hazard requiring undivided attention, please stop walking to admire the view in these areas.
Meeting point: Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this walk.
Bookings: This event costs $10 per person (under 18 years of age are $1). Book online, registrations close 3pm Friday 3 May.
Vehicle entry to Para Wirra Conservation Park will be free during May as Parks SA and City of Playford celebrates Park of the Month.
You are not required to purchase the vehicle entry fee to enter the park.
National Parks SA is running a great location-based competition during May's Para Wirra Park of the Month! Visit the park to go in the draw to win great prizes, including:
Judge's choice prize
- $100 voucher for the Scout Outdoor Centre + 12 month vehicle entry for multiple park pass (total value $190.00)
People's choice prize
- 12 month vehicle entry for multiple park pass (total value $90.00)
Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Para Wirra Conservation Park during May and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.
Don't worry if your out of mobile coverage, you can enter the competition by loading a digital photo you've taken in the park when you're back in range.