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'South Australian Trails' is a cooperative State Government initiative by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Office for Recreation & Sport, South Australian Tourism Commission and Forestry SA.

It is designed to encourage residents and visitors to South Australia to experience the State's numerous recreational trails, and to build our environmental awareness, fitness levels and social interaction. It's also designed to create economic opportunities for the communities of South Australia.

A publication titled '40 Great South Australian Short Walks' is available from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, ph: (08) 8204 1910. Information on recreational trails also appears in the State's 12 tourism regional guides.

One central resource
There are literally hundreds of trails around South Australia. Many groups and organisations are involved in their ownership and upkeep, including State and Local governments, National Parks, as well as several private and public organisations.

Want to add a trail?
This website is designed to be a one-stop-shop for finding information on trails in South Australia. For consideration of a trail to be added, please download the Application Form (88kb PDF) and submit.

More information
For more information on the agencies and organisations involved in recreational trails in South Australia, visit our 'Links' page.

You can also e-mail


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Riesling Trail Guide
Full Guide (1.6mb PDF)
Cover and Riesling Trail information (630kb PDF)
Auburn to Watervale Section (299kb PDF)
Watervale to Sevenhill Section (447kb PDF)
Sevenhill to Clare Section and General Information (349kb PDF)

40 Great South Australian Short Walks
pdf Full Booklet (1.6mb PDF)
Cover including State map (835kb PDF)
Introduction (729kb PDF)
Adelaide Region (648kb PDF)
Adelaide Hills Region (450kb PDF)
Barossa Region (412kb PDF)
Clare Valley Region (404kb PDF)
Eyre Peninsula Region (449kb PDF)
Fleurieu Peninsula Region (822kb PDF)
Flinders Ranges Region PDF (790kb)
Kangaroo Island Region (254kb PDF)
Limestone Coast Region (566kb PDF)
Riverland Region (404kb PDF)
Yorke Peninsula Region (261kb PDF)

Recreational Trails Guide
Introduction (1.2mb PDF)
Top Trails (2.4mb PDF)
Regional Trails
- Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Barossa, Clare Valley (1mb PDF)

Regional Trails
- Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Yorke Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula (1mb PDF)

Trails in Regions - an overview chart (250.9kb PDF)

South Australian Tourism Commission
ForestrySA (recreational use of forests)
Office for Recreation & Sport
Dept of Environment & Natural Resources - Parks & Wildlife
Dept of Environment & Natural Resources - Heritage

Bicycle SA (Cycling Information Centre)
Canoe SA
Horse SA
Walking SA
Orienteering Association of SA
Scuba Divers Federation of SA

Other links
IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association)
Dive South Australia
Friends of the Heysen Trail
South Australian Weather Forecasts
Adelaide Bushwalkers
Adelaide Mountain Bike Club
Audax Australia
Rolling On Mountain Bike Tours
Tour Down Under
The Map Shop
be active
Riverland Cycling Club