Peter Jacobs Trail, Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
2.5 km circuit
Duration
1-2 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Jogging, Trail Running
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Flat
Region
Riverland
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Peter Jacobs Trail, Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park

About the Walking Trail

Located within the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park the Peter Jacobs Trail is a self-guided walk along old off-road driving tracks (now a walking trail). Backed by magnificent cliffs, Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park (215 hectares) contains many backwater lagoons lined by tall, majestic River Red Gum trees. The park provides ideal habitat for a variety of waterbirds. Hollows in the River Red Gums provide habitat for a large range of brightly coloured birds that flit between the colourful flora.

River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) members pictured at the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park’s 2018 launch of a new walking trail, back (from left) Accacia Verco, Kaleb Ivanovic, Ayla Reid, Kirra Demtchuk and Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin education officer Bec Stevens. Front (from left) Amy Raines, Callum Isaacs, Mitchell Kroemer, William Gillett and Grace Nayda.

River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) members pictured at the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park’s 2018 launch of a new walking trail, back (from left) Accacia Verco, Kaleb Ivanovic, Ayla Reid, Kirra Demtchuk and Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin education officer Bec Stevens. Front (from left) Amy Raines, Callum Isaacs, Mitchell Kroemer, William Gillett and Grace Nayda.

The trail was opened in 2018 as a project by the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC), a youth environmental leadership group, together with Riverland West Landcare. Some old off-road driving tracks were given a new purpose, becoming a walking trail dedicated to a passionate member of the Waikerie community and advocate for the park, Peter Jacobs. The walking trail provides a dedicated area for visitors and an opportunity to learn about the park. The interpretive signs, which were developed by the RMYC members include information about; environmental watering, floodplain vegetation, plant ecology, threatened species, river red gum, local wildlife, pest species and the history and community value of Maize Island.

Together with their collaborative partners, Riverland West Landcare and Rotary Club of Waikerie, the RMYC members will have an on-going presence and input into the future management of Maize Island.

You can pick up information and maps from the Waikerie District Visitor Information Centre located on Strangman Road, Waikerie.

Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park located on Hawkes Hill Road, Holder.

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