- 850 metre circuit
- 25 minutes
- Suitable for
- Walking, Dog Walking
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Bundaleer Forest Reserve
- Clare Valley, Flinders Ranges & Outback
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About the Walking Trail
Explore the many large sculptures in the forest around the Bundaleer Picnic Grounds. Highlights include the interactive Musical Sculpture, the Postcards Sculpture and Placemarker Sculpture.
The walk begins from the picnic grounds on Springs Road, Bundaleer North. Cross the creek to the south to start the trail. Follow the signs to the right to the first sculpture, the Musical Sculpture. Retrace your steps back to the main forest trail, the Picnic Track, to walk to the Postcards Sculpture, following the signs to the Placemarker Sculpture. The trail completes the loop by crossing the creek, and passing the ruins of a stone house, passing through the front gate of the house, following the edge of the oval past the Old Bundaleer Forest Office back the picnic ground.
Following the 2013 Bundaleer North Bushfire and 2014 Bangor Bushfire at Wirrabara Forest, the plantation forests here at Bundaleer and Wirrabara were no longer considered commercially viable. The forests have now been leased out to private operators, however some forest access has been retained with the Bundaleer Greenway which includes the 1,200km Heysen Trail and 900km Mawson Trail (cycling), and the four trails around the Bundaleer Picnic Ground. The Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association (BFCAA Inc) now manages the picnic grounds and recreation trails around the Bundaleer Picnic Ground. In early 2020 they opened a new playground at the picnic grounds, and a new function centre is expected to open in late 2020. There are also toilets located at the picnic ground.
Other trails in the Bundaleer Forest, which all start from the Picnic Ground, are:
- Conservator’s Trail, 4.6km 1.5 hours (marked in green on maps)
- Maple Walk, 1.5km, 30-45 minutes (marked in yellow on maps)
- Scenic Trail, 4.6km, 1.5 hours (marked in blue on maps)
Some trailmarkers along the trail are old and deteriorated, but as at mid 2020 some hand-made signs help people find their way. We hope in time the Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association (BFCAA Inc) will be in a position to continue to update the trail signage.
The trail is suitable for walkers, children and dog walkers.