- 21 km one way
- Suggest 2-3 days one way
- Suitable for
- Grade 5, Trek
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Onkaparinga River National Park
- Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 5 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1 hour or less
About the Walking Trail
Experienced bushwalkers can trek the length of Onkaparinga Gorge in the summer months.
Discover a sense of remoteness as you trek between commanding cliffs, tranquil waterholes and enduring river red gums.
This is a difficult hike, which requires navigation and route choice, including selecting routes around obstacles, water pools and cliffs. Some sections of this route are non-existent as a trail. During winter and after rainfall events, the unmarked route is not accessible.
- Upper Gorge
4-5 hr one way, 7 km one way
(Gate 11, 13, 15, 20 all in the national park)
- Central Gorge
6-7 hr one way, 8 km one way
(Gate 7, 11, 20, 25, all in the national park)
- Lower Gorge
4-5 hr one way, 6 km one way
(Gate 1 or 7 both in the national park)
Contact the Belair National Park Office on (08) 8278 5477 for seasonal information and to lodge a Trip Intentions form.
Alternative shorter hikes in Onkaparinga Gorge include: