Phoenix Circuit Hike, Para Wirra

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
4.2 km circuit
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable for
Hiking, Dog Walking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Para Wirra Conservation Park
Region
Adelaide Hills
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 2 website links
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Photos
12 photos
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 SA recommend walking this trail as an anticlockwise loop.

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

Downloads

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Photos

Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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