- 4 km circuit
- 1 hour
- Suitable for
- Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
- Grade 1, Easy Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Sandy Creek Conservation Park
- Barossa Valley
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 map PDFs
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 8 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
About the Walking Trail
Explore Sandy Creek Conservation Park on this walk which includes the main sandy ridge in the park, which provides attractive views across the park’s heath country and peppermint box woodland. Look out for the superb fairy-wren.
The park is a tiny island in a sea of agriculture and sand quarries, conserving some of the last remaining woodlands in the Barossa Valley. Look for the superb fairy-wren and the western grey kangaroo, which are commonly encountered in this park.
The circuit can be started from either the:
- Carpark at the northern entrance, at the end of Conservation Park Road, off of Barossa Valley Highway. From here the hike begins on the Firetail Link (600m) before joining the Wren Walk (2.8km) which is a total loop of 4km.
- Carpark at the southern entrance, off Pimpala Road. From here the hike begins on the Honeyeater Link (1km) before joining the Wrek Walk (2.8km) which is a total loop of 4.8km.
Some people would consider the Wren Walk as a nicer walk than the 4km Boundary Walk, as it is mostly along walking trail (whereas the Boundary Walk is mostly wide firetrack) and the Wren Walk follows the park’s main sandy ridge which is a highlight.
The Walking Trails Support Group provide a detailed brochure, with map and some trail notes.