Microcarpa Circuit

1 h 15 min to 2 h
30 min to 1 h

4.4 km
circuit

↑ 73 m
↓ -73 m

Easy track
Starting near the Belair Railway Station on Sheoak Road, Belair, this walk takes you on a circuit within Belair National Park via the Yurrebilla and Lodge tracks. As you walk through the oldest national park in South Australia, you'll be amazed by the wildlife in the area. The tracks are well maintained and clearly signposted, and there's a sheltered informative display at the trailhead. The trail is mostly pavement, gravel and dirt, with gentle undulation throughout. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Sheoak Road & Sir Edwin Avenue (-34.997056,138.636018)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Cross Road, A3
  • Turn on to Fullarton Road, B28 then drive for 2.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Old Belair Road, B28 and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left onto James Road, B28 and drive for another 850 m
  • Turn left onto Sheoak Road and drive for another 510 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the intersection of Sir Edwin Avenue and Sheoak Road, head towards the white metal gate with a green “GATE:2” sign on it, moving directly away from Sheoak Road. Pass through the gap next to the gate, and head towards the bridge going over the railway. Follow the concrete path and pass by the angled informational signposts to your left as a white fence line starts to your right. Follow the fenceline and leave the concrete path as it starts veering left. At the end of the fenceline join the formed dirt trail veering right, moving directly away from the concrete path. Keep left and follow the trail into the woods to continue along Microcarpa Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sheoak Road & Sir Edwin Avenue Start heading along Sir Edwin Avenue (a vehicle track).
After 55 m head through/around the gate.
Then cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Sir Edwin Avenue & Lodge Track) veer right (a footpath).
After another 135 m turn left.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Sir Edwin Avenue & Yurrebilla Trail) veer left, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Yurrebilla Trail & Brady Gully Track) turn right, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 180 m veer right, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Sir Edwin Avenue & Yurrebilla Trail) turn left, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 360 m pass the toilet (35 m on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
After another 7 m veer left, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Tom Roberts Trail & Gooch Road) continue straight, to head along The Valley Drive (a vehicle track).
After another 75 m (at the intersection of The Valley Drive & Pines Oval Road) continue straight, to head along The Valley Drive.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of The Valley Drive & Yurrebilla Trail) turn left, to head along Yurrebilla Trail (a walking track).
After another 510 m continue straight, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 35 m veer right, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 220 m turn left.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Echo Track & Lodge Track) continue straight, to head along Lodge Track (a vehicle track).
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Lodge Track & Carawatha Track) continue straight, to head along Lodge Track.
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Wilyawa Track & Lodge Track) continue straight, to head along Lodge Track.
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Lodge Track & Moorowie Track) continue straight, to head along Lodge Track.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Lodge Track & Carawatha Track) continue straight, to head along Lodge Track.
After another 640 m turn right, to head along Lodge Track.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Sir Edwin Avenue & Lodge Track) turn right, to head along Sir Edwin Avenue (a vehicle track).
After another 60 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 30 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Microcarpa Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.4 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.3 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.3 km[toilet]
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