Christie Creek Trail – Galway Road to the beach

Walking Route Facts
Distance
2.6 km return
Duration
30 mins
Suitable for
Walking
Difficulty
Moderate
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Adelaide City & Suburbs
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Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Christie Creek Trail – Galway Road to the beach

About the Walking Route

Enjoy a short walk along the Christie Creek Trail, following Christie Creek from Galloway Road to the beach at Christies Beach. The walk is 1.3km each-way, or 2.6km return.

There is an informal dirt path that follows close to the creek, but for pram walkers it’s easier to follow the bitumen Christie Creek Trail. Start the walk from the tennis courts on Galloway Road, or easier to park, from the playground and picnic shelter on Brodie Road. Follow the bitumen Christie Creek Trail down the hill. About half way to the beach, next to a park bench, walkers can go off to the right on the informal dirt path that sticks close to the creek, following the cliffs above it. The path can be narrow, and may be muddy after rains. For pram walkers, continue up the hill on the bitumen Christie Creek Trail, which heads up to Hunter Road and follows the road as a footpath all the way to the beach.

If walking the informal dirt path, continue past the vehicle gate (not through it or down to the creek), and the path then meets up with the bitumen trail again, where the bitumen trail is a footpath along Hunter Road. There is an old 70s brown timber sign here for the Christie Creek Trail. Out of view here for the path walkers, just 20 metres back up the bitumen path is a plaque to Fred Slater, who spent eighteen years planting over 2,000 trees along Christies Creek for the enjoyment of the community.

Walkers can then follow the footpath and road to the beach or take an unofficial track along an old concrete edging that comes out on Hunter Road closer to the beach.

Turn around at the beach, and either retrace your steps along the bitumen trail or dirt path. Back towards the start, at the bridge to the school, you can choose to turn left over the bridge and continue along the trail to the right, at the end turn right over the creek to return to the picnic shelter. For pram walkers, skip this step and stick to the bitumen path back to the picnic shelter.

The bitumen trail may be suitable for wheelchair users, but the return walk back from the beach is probably too steep when it is approaching the playground.

You can reach this walk by public transport, by Adelaide Metro bus to bus stop 65A Galloway Road, Christies Beach.

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