Save the Date

7/6/2018

Our popular Hiking Expo will return in 2019 on Sunday 14 April 2019.

We've been successful in receiving funding from the Office for Recreation and Sport for the initiative.

In late 2018 the page below will be updated with 2019 details. For the moment though it displays 2018 information.

Hiking Expo

Opening of the Bushwalking Season
Sunday 15th April 2018
Belair National Park

Hiking Expo, Opening of the Bushwalking Season, 15 April 2018

An expo to celebrate the start of the South Australian bushwalking season. With the arrival of cooler autumn weather, hiking is an ideal outdoor activity. South Australia’s bushwalking clubs and Walking SA are coming together to celebrate the occasion with a unique day in Belair National Park.

  • Expo of walking tours, walking destinations, outdoor retailers, walking clubs, free entry.
  • Guided hikes ranging from 45mins to 3 hours, including child-friendly and Accessible options. Guided Walks will depart every 10 minutes from 9:30am to 1pm.
  • You can secure a place on a specific guided walk by registering online from Monday 19th March, or just arrive on the day and choose a guided walk to join.

Old Government House will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Several of the guided walks include the House. Entry is by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Walks are now open for registration. Secure your place on your chosen walk by reviewing the walks below.

Location
Gums Oval, Belair National Park
When
9am to 1:30pm, Sunday 15th April 2018
2018-04-15 09:00:00 2018-04-15 13:30:00 Australia/Adelaide Hiking Expo Expo of all things hiking with guided walks https://www.walkingsa.org.au/expo/ Gums Oval, Belair National Park WalkingSA
Cost
  • Free vehicle entry to national park for expo visitors
  • Free entry to expo
  • Guided Walks: gold coin donation to participate, or secure a place on your chosen guided walk for $5 per person – book online from March 19 2018
  • Extended Guided Hikes: small fee, book online from March 19
Walks

There are guided hikes ranging from 45mins to 3 hours, including child-friendly and Accessible options.

Guided Walks

  • Guided Walks depart the expo site every 10 minutes from 9:20am to 1pm
  • Gold coin donation to participate, choose your walk when you arrive at the Expo
  • Last year walks sold out - to secure a place on your chosen guided walk book online from March 19 for $5 per person

Extended Guided Hikes

  • Two guided hikes hosted by our member hiking clubs will walk into the expo site from Mitcham and Wittunga
  • Register with the host club from March 19

Event Partners

This event is brought to you by:

Supporters

Our Supporters who are exhibiting at the expo include:

Exhibitors

Other exhibitors at the expo include:

Hikes on the Day

There are guided hikes ranging from 45mins to 3 hours, including child-friendly and Accessible options.

Walks are now open for registration. Secure your place on your chosen walk by reviewing the walks below.

Guided Walks

  • Guided Walks depart the expo site every 10 minutes from 9:20am to 1pm
  • The 24 guided walks are hosted by our member clubs or event partners.
  • Gold coin donation to participate, choose your walk when you arrive at the Expo
  • Last year walks sold out - to secure a place on your chosen guided walk book online from March 19 for $5 per person

Extended Guided Hikes

  • Two Extended Guided Hikes hosted by our member hiking clubs will walk into the expo site from Mitcham and Wittunga
  • Register with the host club from March 19

Guided Hikes

View our guidelines for people wishing to participate in these walks and hikes.

Walks are graded for difficulty from:

  • 1 (easy):
  • 2:
  • 3:
  • 4:
  • 5 (hard):
Start Time Walk Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level Walk Host
9:20am
Start time: 9:20am

Walk 1: Saddle Hill & Minno Creek Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
9km, 3 hours

Wander down Long Gully along paths through the 1890s-planted forests, passing the former railway reservoir before exploring the memorial plantations of Sequoia trees and cherry trees.

Mostly walking trail, but some short road sections.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
9km
3 hours
9:30am
Start time: 9:30am

Walk 2: Valley Loop Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
4.8km, 1.5 hours

Walking past Old Government House, built as a summer residence for the Governor in 1860, and the State Flora Nursery and the Adventure Playground. Following the forested banks and lower slopes of Minnow Creek to Long Gully, the walk passes the Railway Dam before returning along the trail that follows the Valley Road.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Mostly walking trail, but some short road sections.

This walk is repeated at 11:50am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
4.8km
1.5 hours
9:40am
Start time: 9:40am

Walk 3: Adventure Playground & Commissioners Shack Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
2.4km, 1 hour +

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

A walk suitable for adults and children, walking past the Adventure Playground the walk enters the Gold Escort Ground, used in the 1850s for stabling horses who brought gold from the Victorian gold diggings, and the Commissioner’s Hut, once used by the park commissioners as a shack for weekend stays.

Mostly walking trail, but some short road sections. Suitable for strollers.

This walk is repeated at 12:30pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
2.4km
1 hour +
9:50am
Start time: 9:50am

Walk 4: Waterfalls Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
7.5km, 2.5 hours

On this challenging hike your hosts will guide you through Echo Tunnel and to the picturesque rock escarpments of the Upper and Lower Waterfalls in the far eastern reaches of the park. The falls tend to only flow after heavy rainfall.

A challenging hike, consisting of walking trails and fire trails.

This walk is repeated at 10:35am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
7.5km
2.5 hours
10:00am
Start time: 10:00am

Walk 5: Microcarpa Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
4.3km, 1.25 hours

Walk suitable for prams and strollers

Walk through one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills.

Easy walking along walking trails and fire tracks.
Suitable for off-road strollers in dry conditions, but not after recent rains.

This walk is repeated at 12:10pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
4.3km
1.25 hours
10:10am
Start time: 10:10am

Walk 6: Old Government House & State Flora Nursery Return

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
2.4km, 1.5 hours

Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

A casual walk to Old Government House and the State Flora Nursery, returning via the same route. Old Government House was built as a summer residence for the Governor in 1860. The State Flora Nursery grows and sells native plants.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Mostly along park roads, with some short trail sections, suitable for people of most abilities including wheelchair users and strollers.

This walk is repeated at 12:20pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
2.4km
1.5 hours
10:20am
Start time: 10:20am

Walk 7: Yurrebilla Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
7.2km, 2.5 hours

A challenging hike along the first section of the Yurrebilla Trail, passing through one of the most diverse and best-preserved Grey box woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. After passing the Belair Train Station, the walk follows paths alongside Sheoak Road, before returning into the national park, passing the picturesque rock escarpments of the Lower Waterfall and through Echo Tunnel.

Mostly walking trail, with 1.8km of roadside walking.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
7.2km
2.5 hours
10:30am
Start time: 10:30am

Walk 8: Belair Lodge Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
3.4km, 1.5 hours

A short hike which passes through the original national park entry at Belair train station. The walk includes one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills.

Mostly walking trail, with some wider fire tracks.

This walk is repeated at 12noon.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
3.4km
1.5 hours
10:35am
Start time: 10:35am

Walk 4: Waterfalls Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
7.5km, 2.5 hours

On this challenging hike your hosts will guide you through Echo Tunnel and to the picturesque rock escarpments of the Upper and Lower Waterfalls in the far eastern reaches of the park. The falls tend to only flow after heavy rainfall.

A challenging hike, consisting of walking trails and fire trails.

This walk is repeated at 9:50am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
7.5km
2.5 hours
10:40am
Start time: 10:40am

Walk 9: Lake & Western Lodge Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.9km, 50 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

An easy walk to Playford Lake and to Western Lodge, built in 1893.

The walk is accessible for people of most abilities including wheelchairs.
The walk may be suitable for some children, however about half the walk is along park roads.

This walk is repeated at 12:40pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.9km
50 mins
10:50am
Start time: 10:50am

Walk 10: Waterfall & Adventure Playground Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
6km, 2 hours

On this challenging hike your walk guides will take you through Echo Tunnel and to the picturesque rock escarpments of the Lower Waterfall, before returning via some quiet fire trails and past the Adventure Playground. The falls tend to only flow after heavy rainfall.

A challenging hike, consisting of walking trails and fire trails, with some trail ascents.

This walk is repeated at 11:30am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
6km
2 hours
11:00am
Start time: 11:00am

Walk 11: Lorikeet Loop Walk

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
3.3km, 1.5+ hours

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

This gently sloping trail features natural and heritage sites. It passes majestic old red gums and blue gums, as well as endangered ecosystem of grey box woodland. Wind your way past Old Government House, the State Flora Nursery, and the Adventure Playground. Keep an eye out to spot some of Belair’s most beautiful birds.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Consisting of walking trail, the wide graveled surface is suitable for most abilities, including children, wheelchair users and strollers.

This walk is repeated at 11:40am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
3.3km
1.5+ hours
11:10am
Start time: 11:10am

Walk 12: Wood Duck Walk

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.6km, 45 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

Enjoy a casual walk around Playford Lake to experience the park’s wildlife, including the ducks on the lake.

The walk is along walking trails. Although much of the trail is suitable for people of most abilities, including strollers, however there is a set of stairs to negotiate.

This walk is repeated at 12:50pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.6km
45 mins
11:20am
Start time: 11:20am

Walk 13: Creek Road Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.7km, 45 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

An easy walk along the picturesque Minno Creek.

Suitable for children and strollers. Consists of walking trail.

This walk is repeated at 1:00pm.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.7km
45 mins
11:30am
Start time: 11:30am

Walk 10: Waterfall & Adventure Playground Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
6km, 2 hours

On this challenging hike your walk guides will take you through Echo Tunnel and to the picturesque rock escarpments of the Lower Waterfall, before returning via some quiet fire trails and past the Adventure Playground. The falls tend to only flow after heavy rainfall.

A challenging hike, consisting of walking trails and fire trails, with some trail ascents.

This walk is repeated at 10:50am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
6km
2 hours
11:40am
Start time: 11:40am

Walk 11: Lorikeet Loop Walk

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
3.3km, 1.5+ hours

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

This gently sloping trail features natural and heritage sites. It passes majestic old red gums and blue gums, as well as endangered ecosystem of grey box woodland. Wind your way past Old Government House, the State Flora Nursery, and the Adventure Playground. Keep an eye out to spot some of Belair’s most beautiful birds.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Consisting of walking trail, the wide graveled surface is suitable for most abilities, including children, wheelchair users and strollers.

This walk is repeated at 11:00am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
3.3km
1.5+ hours
11:50am
Start time: 11:50am

Walk 2: Valley Loop Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
4.8km, 1.5 hours

Walking past Old Government House, built as a summer residence for the Governor in 1860, and the State Flora Nursery and the Adventure Playground. Following the forested banks and lower slopes of Minnow Creek to Long Gully, the walk passes the Railway Dam before returning along the trail that follows the Valley Road.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Mostly walking trail, but some short road sections.

This walk is repeated at 9:30am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
4.8km
1.5 hours
12:00pm
Start time: 12:00pm

Walk 8: Belair Lodge Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
3.4km, 1.5 hours

A short hike which passes through the original national park entry at Belair train station. The walk includes one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills.

Mostly walking trail, with some wider fire tracks.

This walk is repeated at 10:30am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
3.4km
1.5 hours
12:10pm
Start time: 12:10pm

Walk 5: Microcarpa Hike

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
4.3km, 1.25 hours

Walk suitable for prams and strollers

Walk through one of the most diverse and best-preserved woodland areas remaining in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Grey box woodland (Euralyptus microcarpa) is an endangered ecosystem. Once common across Adelaide, clearing has reduced it to remnants in the Adelaide Hills.

Easy walking along walking trails and fire tracks.
Suitable for off-road strollers in dry conditions, but not after recent rains.

This walk is repeated at 10:00am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
4.3km
1.25 hours
12:20pm
Start time: 12:20pm

Walk 6: Old Government House & State Flora Nursery Return

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
2.4km, 1.5 hours

Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

A casual walk to Old Government House and the State Flora Nursery, returning via the same route. Old Government House was built as a summer residence for the Governor in 1860. The State Flora Nursery grows and sells native plants.

The hike includes Old Government House, which will be especially opened on the day by the Friends of Old Government House. Entry is optional and by gold coin donation, with guided tours of the house and servants quarters, and self guided tours of the garden.

Mostly along park roads, with some short trail sections, suitable for people of most abilities including wheelchair users and strollers.

This walk is repeated at 10:10am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
2.4km
1.5 hours
12:30pm
Start time: 12:30pm

Walk 3: Adventure Playground & Commissioners Shack Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
2.4km, 1 hour +

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

A walk suitable for adults and children, walking past the Adventure Playground the walk enters the Gold Escort Ground, used in the 1850s for stabling horses who brought gold from the Victorian gold diggings, and the Commissioner’s Hut, once used by the park commissioners as a shack for weekend stays.

Mostly walking trail, but some short road sections. Suitable for strollers.

This walk is repeated at 9:40am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
2.4km
1 hour +
12:40pm
Start time: 12:40pm

Walk 9: Lake & Western Lodge Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.9km, 50 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers Walk suitable for those with mobility issues including wheelchairs

An easy walk to Playford Lake and to Western Lodge, built in 1893.

The walk is accessible for people of most abilities including wheelchairs.
The walk may be suitable for some children, however about half the walk is along park roads.

This walk is repeated at 10:40am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.9km
50 mins
12:50pm
Start time: 12:50pm

Walk 12: Wood Duck Walk

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.6km, 45 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

Enjoy a casual walk around Playford Lake to experience the park’s wildlife, including the ducks on the lake.

The walk is along walking trails. Although much of the trail is suitable for people of most abilities, including strollers, however there is a set of stairs to negotiate.

This walk is repeated at 11:10am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.6km
45 mins
1:00pm
Start time: 1:00pm

Walk 13: Creek Road Loop

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
1.5km, 45 mins

Walk may be suitable for children Walk suitable for prams and strollers

An easy walk along the picturesque Minno Creek.

Suitable for children and strollers. Consists of walking trail.

This walk is repeated at 11:20am.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
1.5km
45 mins

Extended Guided Hikes

Join one of the 2 Extended Walks offered through our member clubs.

Please register direct with the member club.

View our guidelines for people wishing to participate in these hikes.

Walks are graded for difficulty from:

  • 1 (easy):
  • 2:
  • 3:
  • 4:
  • 5 (hard):
Start Time Walk Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level Walk Host
8:00am
Start time: 8:00am

Cemetery, Barr St Mitcham to Gums Oval

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
5.5km, 2 hours

Enjoy this challenging hike with your walk hosts, as they guide you from the cemetery in Mitcham, up through the foothills and quiet gullies of Randall Park and through the quiet back streets of Belair. From Belair train station, the walk will enter the National Park passing through majestic endangered ecosystem of grey box woodland.

The challenging hike is along walking trails and some roads.
The hike is one-way and you will need to make your own arrangements to return home after the walk reaches the Expo site. You could organise a group car shuffle with friends (leave a car at each end), or you could arrange to have family or friends meet you at Gums Oval and take you back. You could also use public transport, walking to a bus stop or Belair train station. There will most probably a 10 seat shuttle bus available to take you back to the start for a small fare.
Walk registrations are being handled by our event partner, the Friends of the Heysen Trail.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
5.5km
2 hours
10:00am
Start time: 10:00am

Colebrook Reconciliation Park to Gums Oval

Distance, Duration & Difficulty Level:
6.3km, 2 hours

Enjoy this challenging hike with your walk hosts, as they guide you from starting point at the memorial for the stolen generation at Colebrook Blackwood Reconciliation Park. The walk wanders through the Wittunga Botanic Garden, and then past the cottage garden of the historic Gamble Cottage. The route includes some of the Sea-to-Summit trail and the Adelaide 100 concept trail.

The challenging hike is along walking trails, reserves and footpaths.
The hike is one-way and you will need to make your own arrangements to return home after the walk reaches the Expo site. You could organise a group car shuffle with friends (leave a car at each end), or you could arrange to have family or friends meet you at Gums Oval and take you back. You could also use public transport, walking to a bus stop or Belair train station. There will most probably a 10 seat shuttle bus available to take you back to the start for a small fare.
Walk registrations are being handled by our event partner, the Friends of the Heysen Trail.


Registrations for guided walks have now closed. You can still turn up on the day and choose from the available walks.
6.3km
2 hours

Location Map

Car parking is limited so we encourage car pooling or public transport use.

The expo is accessible by Adelaide Metro public transport, refer to walking directions below the map.

By Train

Adelaide Metro Belair train, get off at the terminus (Belair Railway Station).

Trains arrive at 8.57am, 9.57am, 10.57am, and 11.57am.

Trains depart from Belair Railway Station at 10:13am, 11:13am, 12:13pm, 1:13pm and 2:13pm.

Walk directions from train station (15mins walk, 1.5km) – follow the Expo trail markers:

  1. 1. Begin by following the Yurrebilla Trail signs (yellow)
  2. 2. The Microcarpa Hike (green signs) joins shortly afterwards, and is along the same route
  3. 3. After passing Playford Lake you pass a tennis court and cross the creek on a bridge – you’re almost there!
  4. 4. When you see the Lorikeet Loop Walk (red signs), turn right and walk a short distance before turning left onto the Gums Oval and the Expo site

By Bus

Adelaide Metro 196 bus service from the city via Unley Road to Blackwood Interchange. Buses stops at Stop 29 Hollywood Way, Glenalta (first service arrives 9:39am, next service arrives 11:39am).

A little more complicated is 195 from Blackwood Interchange (with connections from Adelaide via train or other bus services) stopping at Stop 28 Laffers Rd, Glenalta (first service arrives 10:15am, next service arrives 11:40am).

We suggest you use Google Maps to plan your bus connections by entering the address ‘Gums Oval, Queens Jubilee Dr, Belair SA 5052’

Walk directions from the main entrance (8min walk, 500m) – follow the Expo trail markers:

  1. 1. Enter the park via the main entrance gate off Upper Sturt Road
  2. 2. Begin by following the Lorikeet Loop Walk (red signs) to the LEFT (follow it clockwise)
  3. 3. Watch out for the Gums Oval on your right, just behind a stone public toilet building

FAQ

What's at the Expo?

The expo consists of over 30 exhitors, providing information about walking opportunities and trails, walking groups, walking tours & travel, walking destinations, outdoor gear, and walking maps.

How do I get to the Expo?

The hiking expo is accessible by Adelaide Metro public transport.

For travel by car, there is limited car parking available in multiple car parks around the expo site, so we encourage car pooling or public transport use.

BY TRAIN:

Adelaide Metro Belair train, get off at the terminus (Belair Railway Station).

Trains arrive at 7.57am, 8.57am, 9.57am, 10.57am, and 11.57am.

Trains depart from Belair Railway Station at 10:13am, 11:13am, 12:13pm, 1:13pm and 2:13pm.

Walk directions from train station (15mins walk, 1.3km) - follow the Expo trail markers:

  1. Begin by following the Yurrebilla Trail signs (yellow)
  2. The Microcarpa Hike (green signs) joins shortly afterwards, and is along the same route
  3. After passing Playford Lake you pass a tennis court and cross the creek on a bridge - you're almost there!
  4. When you see the Lorikeet Loop Walk (red signs), turn right and walk a short distance before turning left onto the Gums Oval and the Expo site

BY BUS:

Adelaide Metro 196 bus service from the city via Unley Road to Blackwood Interchange. Bus stops at Stop 29 Hollywood Way, Glenalta (first service arrives 9:39am, next service arrives 11:39am).

A little more complicated is 195 from Blackwood Interchange (with connections from Adelaide via train or other bus services) stopping at Stop 28 Laffers Rd, Glenalta (first service arrives 10:15am, next service arrives 11:40am).

We suggest you use Google Maps to plan your bus connections by entering the address ‘Gums Oval, Queens Jubilee Dr, Belair SA 5052’

Walk directions from the main entrance (8min walk, 500m) - follow the Expo trail markers:

  1. Enter the park via the main entrance gate off Upper Sturt Road
  2. Begin by following the Lorikeet Loop Walk (red signs) to the LEFT (follow it clockwise)
  3. Watch out for the Gums Oval on your right, just behind a stone public toilet building

What food is at the Expo?

  • Grab a sausage off the bbq, staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Heysen Trail.
  • A delicious range of sandwiches, baked goods and cakes will be provided by the Friends of Belair National Park.
  • Grab a piece of free fruit for your walk.
  • Coffee will be available from Xpresso Mobile Café
  • Refill your water bottles or have a drink of free water at the SA Water Quench Bench.

How do I participate in a walk?

Guided Walks will depart every 10 minutes from 9:30am to 1pm.

You can secure a place on a specific guided walk by registering online for $5 from Monday 19th March, or just arrive on the day with a gold coin donation and choose a guided walk to join.

What do I need to wear and bring on the day?

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of your experience on one of the guided hikes, please read these guidelines.To ensure the safety and enjoyment of your experience on one of the guided hikes, we recommend you bring:

  • wear some runners or hiking boots
  • wear a hat and sunblock
  • if there is a chance of rain, bring a rain jacket or umbrella
  • bring 1-2L of water (water bottles can be refilled at the Expo site)

Can I bring my dog along on a walk?

Unfortunately not, while you can walk a dog in Belair National Park, we are not able to welcome our four legged friends on the guided walks, as not everyone in the in the guided walk groups may welcome dogs in the group.

Exhibit at the expo

We welcome walking clubs, like-minded organisations, outdoor retailers and nature based tourism operators to exhibit at the expo.

Marketing Toolkit

We welcome walking clubs, participating organisations and event websites to promote the event.

A marketing toolkit is available in Dropbox (no requirement to have a DropBox account to download items.)