Hardys Scrub  Circuit
  • Length: 5.9km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Wine Dam Track, Blewitt Springs

  • End: Wine Dam Track, Blewitt Springs

  • Location: Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 44.1 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.16621198

  • Longitude: 138.58354

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Hardys Scrub Circuit is a 5.9km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Wander through this forest on walking trails and fire tracks. The grey box eucalyptus woodlands here once covered much of the western slopes of the southern Adelaide Hills, and very little has survived clearing for agriculture and urban development. Other vegetation communities here include pink gums in the sandy areas, and southern cypress pine.

The trail is well marked. The official Hardys Scrub Hike does not include the walking trail between points 3 and 5, but we recommend this extra eastern trail as especially delightful to walk through, with some good views. Be careful near point 5, as the marker here points straight on, onto a very faint walking trail which is hard to follow - we suggest turning left onto the fire track.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

About the region

In Onkaparinga River National Park, diverse hiking trails take you to cliff tops with magnificent views, or down to permanent rock pools teeming with life. You’ll see rugged ridge tops and the narrow river valley of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge. This park protects some of the finest remaining pockets of remnant vegetation in the Southern Adelaide region. Wherever you go, you’ll be among native wildlife such as birds, koalas, kangaroos and possums - you may even spot an echidna. Areas of the park were used as farmland for many years, so you can also discover heritage-listed huts and the ruins of houses built in the 1880s.

GPX File

Total distance: 6596 m
Max elevation: 171 m
Min elevation: 130 m
Total climbing: 48 m
Total descent: -55 m
Download file: Hardys-Scrub-Hike.gpx


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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