Punchbowl Lookout Walk

Walking Trail Facts
2 km return
1 hour return
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 2, Moderate Walk
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 Lookout Walk

About the Walking Trail

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

The 1km (2km return) trail visits a new lookout above The Punchbowl, where you can see spectacular views into the Onkaparinga Gorge. The trail is a consistent one metre wide and made of compacted gravel, and with gentle contoured gradients, so as such is suitable suitable for people of all abilities, including those with mobility access issues, wheelchairs and prams. There is some seating mid-way along the trail.

Some people using wheelchairs may require assistance on the way back up the trail to the car park.

The Hike begins from the new carpark constructed in 2017, between gates 8 and 9 on Piggott Range Road. There are toilets at the nearby Sundews Carpark, near Gate 11 on Piggott Range Road.

Alternative Longer Hike

View an alternative 6km loop trail to reach the Lookout begins from Sundews Carpark.


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