Viaduct Track Circuit
4.7 km circuit
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Viaduct Track Circuit
4.7 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h 30 min to 2 h

Run
45 min to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the Shepherds Hill Recreation Park carpark on Ayliffes Road, St Marys, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Viaduct Creek Trail and Viaduct Track. Explore the tracks, creeks, old railway tunnel and viaduct remains in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park and adjacent Watiparinga Reserve on this walk. The railway line viaduct and tunnel were built in 1883 as part of the Adelaide to Melbourne railway, and replaced by the current dual track embankment and tunnel in 1919. This hike takes you through scenic woodland of Grey Box trees, over a lush green grassy understorey dotted with brightly coloured wildflowers. The tracks are mainly wide and well-formed, with some narrow and slightly rocky sections. Be aware that the train tracks are active, and so is the open railway tunnel. The abandoned tunnel is just around the corner from the active one, and is boarded up and covered in colourful graffiti. 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.

Highlights
Pets
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
South Australia
City of Mitcham
Adelaide
Eden Hills
St Marys
Pasadena
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park
Watiparinga Reserve-National Trust
Unnamed (No.HA789) Heritage Agreement