Starting from the car park on Warren Road, Williamstown, this walk takes you on a circuit within Hale Conservation Park via the Hale Hike Trail. This circuit walk explores the rocky lookouts, waterfall and old mine diggings within the park. There are wonderful views of Adelaide farms, bushland and pine trees along the way, and if you're lucky, you may spot an echidna. The lookout provides a great place to catch your breath and contemplate your surroundings, with panoramic views towards the South Para Reservoir and Mount Lofty. The track is well defined and marked with yellow markers. Some parts of the trail are quite narrow, with fairly steep inclines and moderately challenging rocky sections. 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 Main North Road, B19 then drive for 2.9 km
Turn right onto Second Street and drive for another 600 m
Turn right onto Fifth Street and drive for another 155 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto First Street and drive for another 110 m
Keep right onto First Street and drive for another 420 m
Turn right onto Ayers Street and drive for another 235 m
Turn left onto Duffield Street and drive for another 45 m
Turn right onto Rudall Street and drive for another 220 m
Turn left onto Gozzard Street and drive for another 255 m
Turn sharp left onto East Terrace and drive for another 15 m
Turn right onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 380 m
Turn left onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 80 m
Turn right onto Calton Road and drive for another 1.2 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Calton Road and drive for another 840 m
Turn right onto Balmoral Road and drive for another 6.7 km
Turn sharp right onto Williamstown Road and drive for another 5.8 km
Turn right onto Lyndoch Valley Road, B31 and drive for another 4.2 km
Turn right and drive for another 30 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the car park off Warren Road(2.25km southeast of intersection with Mount Crawford Road), head towards the metal/wooden gate. Pass through the gap on the red part of the gate, and turn right to follow the narrow dirt track that has a green metal structure containing brochures.....
Directions & comments
After 2.8 km come to the "Lookout" (7 m on your left).
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Hale Track & Hale Hike Trail) turn sharp left, to head along Hale Track (a vehicle track).
After another 790 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Hale Conservation Park Circuit
1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)