Ghost Tree Gully Track, Black Hill Conservation Park

South Australia June 2019 Distance: 7.5km (4.7 miles) Black Hill Conservation Park has become my favourite South Australian park in the Mount Lofty Ranges to walk in.  I loved the Ghost Tree Gully Track within the first 5 minutes of setting foot on it. On this day it was misty but not raining. Cold but … More Ghost Tree Gully Track, Black Hill Conservation Park

Main Valley & Rockdale Hill Hike, Horsnell Gully Conservation Park

South Australia February 2019 The Main Valley & Rockdale Hill Hike was on my list for a number of reasons. Firstly, part of the way around it joins up with the Yurrebilla Trail, the trail I’m currently working my way around, mostly solo, on the weekends. Secondly, I’ve read it described as a “hidden gem” … More Main Valley & Rockdale Hill Hike, Horsnell Gully Conservation Park

Third Falls to Norton Summit, Morialta Conservation Park

January 2019 South Australia Another section of the Yurrebilla Trail completed! Australia Day long weekend. Early on Sunday morning we drove to Norton Summit in the Adelaide Hills. Had a quick stop to check where we needed to go and then headed out of town on Colonial Drive. We parked off to the side of … More Third Falls to Norton Summit, Morialta Conservation Park

Mannum Falls Walk

South Australia January 2019 Distance: 1.5 km one way My family and I camped overnight at Mannum (on the Murray River) and did this walk mid-morning. It was a scorcher of a day and as you can tell from my photos, the landscape was extremely dry with little water about. I wasn’t expecting to see … More Mannum Falls Walk

5 of the Best Short Bushwalks in the North East of Adelaide

These are my favourite short bushwalks in the North-East of Adelaide. They’re all 5 km or less and easy to drive to. If you’re just starting your bushwalking journey then these are particularly ideal as you can start with the easier ones and progress up to the harder ones. They’re also ideal if you’re looking … More 5 of the Best Short Bushwalks in the North East of Adelaide

Summer beach walking – Saying good-bye to 2018

So it looks like the summer weather might be here to stay in South Australia.  We spent Christmas Day in a town 4 hours north of Adelaide and it reached 38 degrees (100.4 degrees fahrenheit).  Three days later it hit 46 degrees there (114.8 degrees fahrenheit). I’ve never considered myself a real beach person (gasp…an … More Summer beach walking – Saying good-bye to 2018