Westside Bikeway

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
7.6 km one way
Duration
2-3 hours
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Walking, Jogging, Cycling
Difficulty
Wheelchair accessible
Terrain
Flat
Region
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
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Photos
5 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
  3. Tram
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Westside Bikeway

About the Walking Trail

The path follows a former railway line that went from the North Terrace railway station to Glenelg. Most of the trail follows the linear park, with some shady trees, playgrounds and a dog park. The first 1.9km of the trail from Mile End follows James Congdon Drive before reaching South Road and start of the linear park. The trail ends after reaching Camden Oval, where the trail leaves the route of the former railway and meets up with Anzac Highway, connecting with the Mike Turtur Bikeway, which follows the tramline and continues a further 1.5km to Glenelg, and also the Sturt River Linear Park which heads south-east.

The trail is a shared use trail, for cyclists and walkers. The trail is a bitumen surface, wide and flat. The trail is suitable for people with mobility access, including wheelchairs, prams and cyclists. The trail is well lit after dark.

The railway line was opened in 1880 by the Holdfast Bay Railway Company, and directly competed with the existing Glenelg Railway, which had been constructed seven years earlier and followed a route from South Terrace, and which is now the current tramline. Within two years, the competing companies merged, and continued operating both railway lines. The railways were later acquired by the State Government, and the other railway was converted to a tramline in 1929, which is the current Glenelg tramline. Some work was commenced on converting this second railway to a tramline, but ceased, and by 1938 the government commenced selling off some portions of the railway. Some railway tracks remained until the 1950s. Now the only remaining sign of the railway is the former railway platform at Plympton, adjacent Marion Road.

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