Lady Pearce Circuit

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

4.3 km
circuit

↑ 166 m
↓ -166 m

Moderate track
Starting from Gate 13 at the intersection of Goldfields Road and Plum Road, Barossa, this walk takes you on a circuit within Para Wirra Conservation Park via the Bowden and Quarry tracks. As you walk along this track, you can read the information boards and learn more about the mine workings that were present in this area. There are still some mine shafts and tunnels to be observed as you explore this hike. There are toilets and a picnic area located at the Bowden Cottage. This hike has a few river crossings that may be slippery, and the use of hiking poles may help. 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 Bowden Track & Goldfields Road (-34.657984,138.8282745)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Main North Road, A20
  • 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 6.6 km
  • Turn right onto Goldfields Road and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn slight left onto Goldfields Road and drive for another 370 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the intersection of Goldfields Road and Plum Road, head towards the metal gate with a gap next to it, moving away from the intersection. Pass through the gap next to the gate and follow the formed fire trail as you pass by a green signpost to your left. Keep straight on the dirt trail after about 140 meters at the intersection to continue along Lady Pearce Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Bowden Track & Goldfields Road Start heading along Bowden Track (a vehicle track).
After 15 m head through/around the gate.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Bowden Track.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Mine Track & Bowden Track) continue straight, to head along Bowden Track.
After another 510 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Bowden Track) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 490 m veer left, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 360 m veer right, to head along Quarry Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Devil's Nose Lookout, with scenic seats on the way to rest on. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 225 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km veer left, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 500 m turn right.
After another 410 m turn right, to head along Bowden Track.
After another 135 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Devil's Nose Lookout, with scenic seats on the way to rest on.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Quarry Track.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 370 m turn right.
After another 45 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Devils Nose".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 490 m to the main route.
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Lady Pearce Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.3 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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