- 4.8 km return
- 1.5 hours
- Suitable for
- Walking, Hiking
- Grade 2, Moderate Walk
- Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
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- 2 GPS files
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- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 2+ hours
About the Walking Trail
Take a walk along the Nature Trail through Bonney Reserve towards the water edge of the Coorong, along the way learning about the Ngarrindjeri names of plants and how they were used for dietary or medical treatments.
Not to be confused with Lake Bonney in the Riverland, information on Bonney Reserve, beside Seven Mile Road in the Meningie district is scarce. We’re not sure when the reserve was created, or who maintains it, but the trail is well maintained and the interpretive signs are exceptionally good.
Further south the trail opens out onto an old vehicle track and what was once perhaps a carpark and picnic area, the shelter here is overgrown and rundown. Continuing south along the vehicle tracks there are no signs, but if you do with to continue to the Coorong water edge don’t turn on the main vehicle track. There is only one interpretive sign south of the Lookout.
The distance to the Lookout from the carpark is 1.3km one-way (2.6km return). The distance from the carpark to the water’s edge is 2.4km one-way (4.8km return).
The carpark for the Bonney Reserve Nature Trail and Lookout is located on Seven Mile Road 1.3km from the Princes Highway (and 1.5km inland from the water’s edge).
In the carpark there are no trailhead signs or signs pointing to the start of the trail. There are only two ways to walk out of the carpark, take the walking trail on the southern side (on the northern side the short trail leads to a boundary fire track).