Punchbowl Link Trail (Sundews Carpark to Punchbowl Lookout)

Walking Trail Facts
6 km return
3 hours
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Onkaparinga River National Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs, Adelaide Hills
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Punchbowl Link Trail (Sundews Carpark to Punchbowl Lookout)

About the Walking Trail

A new trail opened in mid-September 2017 as part of the Government of South Australia’s $10 million upgrade of the Adelaide’s national parks.

The 6km loop trail visits a new lookout above The Punchbowl, where you can see spectacular views into the Onkaparinga Gorge. The trail is well contoured as it winds its way along the gullies heading out to the lookout. When it reaches the Punchbowl Lookout, it follows the Punchbowl Lookout Walk back to Piggott Range Road, where it follows a trail back along the road to the Sundews Carpark. An alternative way to do the hike is to retrace your steps from the Punchbowl Lookout, which would be 6.2km return.

The hike begins from the upgraded Sundews Carpark, near Gate 11 on Piggott Range Road. The carpark has been bitumised and new toilets constructed.

Alternative Shorter Hike

A shorter alternative to this hike is the Punchbowl Lookout Walk, which is 1km (2km return) and suitable for people of all abilities,  those with mobility access issues, including wheelchairs and prams.


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