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The Yurrebilla Trail is an interpretative bushwalking trail through the Adelaide Hills area that is currently being developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. The trail traverses some of South Australia's most spectacular and interesting landscapes and provides a link between national and conservation parks in the central Mount Lofty Ranges. The trail was launched by the Hon. John Hill MP, Minister for Environment and Conservation on 2 September 2003.

The trail is 54 kilometres long and can be walked in its entirety in three days. It's divided into one full-day and four half-day sections:

  • Belair Railway Station to Eagle-on-the-Hill (17.5 km)
  • Eagle-on-the-Hill to Summertown (7 km)
  • Summertown to Norton Summit (9 km)
  • Norton Summit to Morialta (7.5 km)
  • Morialta to Ambers Gully (River Torrens) (13 km)

Ranging from narrow single-person tracks to vehicle fire tracks, the Yurrebilla Trail passes many of the Adelaide Hills' top tourist attractions, including Waterfall Gully, the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park. It also visits or has connection to picturesque Hills' towns such as Summertown, Crafers and Norton Summit, as well as wineries, pubs and other attractions. There's also plenty of accommodation along or near the trail, ranging from bed and breakfasts to pubs and youth hostels.

The Yurrebilla Trail connects directly with the Heysen Trail for 12 kilometres, joining between Mount Lofty and Third Falls in the Morialta Conservation Park.

Yurrebilla Trail bushwalking maps are now available for $7.95. They can be purchased from park offices at Belair National Park, Cleland Wildlife Park and Black Hill Conservation Park as well as Mt Lofty Summit, The Map Shop (Peel Street, city), SA Visitor and Travel Centre (King William Street, city) and other leading walking and map outlets.

Yurrebilla Trail Product and Services Guides are also available for free from the SA Visitor and Travel Centre and other regional outlets.

For more information visit Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources.


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