Oakey Hill Circuit starts from the end of Quamby Place, Lyons, leading mostly via the Weston Track up to the summit of Oakey Hill and loops back, giving you a compact tour of the reserve. With gentle hills and formed trails, this walk can be a great option for you and your dog. You’ll find yourself at the top observing different parts of the breathing city and landscape, as the summit gives you great views at almost every angle. Try to spot Telstra Tower, or birdwatch and enjoy the expansive bird life. The blackberries you may come across along the way are sprayed, so do not consume them. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Hindmarsh Drive Offramp then drive for 510 m
Keep left and drive for another 330 m
Keep left and drive for another 185 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Launceston Street and drive for another 245 m
Turn sharp left onto Port Arthur Street and drive for another 175 m
Turn left onto Quamby Place and drive for another 145 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the end of Quamby Place, Lyons, head towards the signpost with a railing next to it along the dirt path through the wooden roadblock, moving directly away from the road. Veer left and pass by the signpost and the railing to your right as the semi-formed track intersects with a wider better-formed trail(Lyons Fire). Keep going the same direction and stick to the dirt track you’re on until you come to a wide five-way intersection. Veer slightly right and join the Weston Track to continue along Oakey Hill Circuit.....
Directions & comments
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Weston Track & Oakey Fireline Track) continue straight, to head along Weston Track.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Weston Oakey Track & Weston Track) veer right, to head along Weston Oakey Track.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Weston Oakey Track.
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Weston Oakey Track.
After another 165 m turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. A side trip taking you to the summit of the hill, where you can get better views of the land. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 150 m turn around.
After another 255 m veer left.
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 185 m continue straight.
After another 125 m come to the end.
A side trip taking you to the summit of the hill, where you can get better views of the land.
Directions & comments
After another 60 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Oakey Hill Circuit
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)