Phoenix Circuit Hike, Para Wirra

Walking Trail Facts
4.2 km circuit
2.5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Phoenix Circuit Hike, Para Wirra

About the Walking Trail

This 4.2km circuit hike explores the former mine workings of Victoria Hill, a scene of much activity in the late 1860s. Interpretive signs provide information about mine shafts, mine workings and the former town that was once here. See the former pumping station and tramway tunnels.

The trail includes Bowden Cottage, which has a collection of mining equipment on display, a picnic area, shelter and toilets. The cottage is restored and houses the Barossa Goldfields Historical Society museum.

National Parks and Wildlife Service SA recommend walking this trail as an anticlockwise loop.

Begin the hike from the carpark on Allendale Road near Bowden Cottage.


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