- 2.4 km circuit
- 30 mins
- Suitable for
- Walking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging
- Adelaide City & Suburbs
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
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- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
In the Native Flora Park adjacent to Flinders University, there are two marked walking trails through the undulating scrub and pine forest that lines the Sturt Creek gully:
- The Loop Trail (2.4km or 2.1km circuit)
- The Sturt Creek Trail (1.1km one-way)
The 2.1km the Loop Trail is recommended, as it is easier to follow. Or, you could walk up the Sturt Creek Trail (it’s the lower, closer to the creek trail) and returning on the the south western side of the gully along the Loop Trail.
Apart from the sound of distant traffic, you barely know the university complex is so close by.
You can walk your dog here, provided it remains on a lead. You’ll need to bring your own dog poop bags.
You can start the walks from carparks or bus stops along the Ring Road in Flinders University. Some car parking is free, and some is paid. The easist spot to start the walks is from the main pedestrian bridge that crosses the creek gully opposite Carpark Park #6 and the bus Flinders University Interchange.
The trails are named, but poorly marked. It seems the trails were once marked with permapine posts with colours painted on them (red, yellow), but they are sporadic. The trails are indicated on maps, but there are more tracks than the maps note. Refer to flinders.edu.au/campus/bedford-park/location/walking for a campus map which notes the walking trails.
The trails are generally rough wide tracks, similar to fire tracks in the Adelaide Hills.
There is an information shelter on the far side (northern side) of the pedestrian bridge, which shows the trails (but you will have to guess which trail to start on – take the middle one heading up the gully, not the bitumen one.)