Hiltaba Walking Trails x 4, Gawler Ranges

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
10 km circuit
Duration
2 trails: 1.8km loop walk, 1 hour and for experienced walkers 10km loop walk, 5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking
Difficulty
Moderate
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Eyre Peninsula
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 3 map PDFs
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
13 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Hiltaba Walking Trails x 4, Gawler Ranges

About the Walking Trail

On the Eyre Peninsula the Nature Foundation’s Hiltaba Station offers two walking trailsOn the Eyre Peninsula the Nature Foundation’s Hiltaba Station offers four walking trails to honour the four founders and also major supporters of the Nature Foundation SA:

  • Betty and Bob Lewis Loop Walk (1.8km loop walk, 1 hour)
  • Barbara Hardy Walking Trail (6km loop walk, 2 hours)
  • Warren Bonython Loop Walk (10km loop walk, 5 hours)
  • Mark Bonnin Walking Trail

The 780sq km sanctuary borders the Gawler Ranges. Magnificent granite hills overlooking plains of diverse grass and woodlands are the landscapes that make up Hiltaba nature reserve. Hiltaba is a crucial link in the East Meets West NatureLinks Corridor. It carries a diverse range of habitats, from Acacia shrublands and Casuarina woodlands to Mallee forest and tussock grasslands, making it ideal country for over forty state‐listed species and nine species listed by the Commonwealth for their conservation significance. For bird watchers, Hiltaba is a reserve worth making the trip for.

Betty and Bob Lewis Loop Walk (1.8km loop walk, 1 hour)

  • Some steep sections
  • Sign posted track with some obstacles
  • Some bush walking experience recommended
  • High points may have Telstra mobile phone coverage

Barbara Hardy Walking Trail (6km loop walk, 2 hours)

  • Some rough and steep terrain
  • Sign posted track with some obstacles
  • Some bush walking experience recommended

Warren Bonython Loop Walk (10km loop walk, 5 hours)

  • All walkers must register before departing at Hiltaba Homestead
  • Some steep sections
  • Rough track with many obstacles
  • Track signs approximately every 200 to 500 metres
  • Suitable for experienced walkers
  • High points may have Telstra mobile phone coverage

Mark Bonnin Walking Trail

  • Some rough and steep terrain
  • Sign posted track with some obstacles
  • Some bush walking experience recommended

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