Sundews River Circuit
  • Length: 5.8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 612 Piggott Range Rd, Onkaparinga Hills

  • End: 612 Piggott Range Rd, Onkaparinga Hills

  • Location: Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 28.5 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.145299546

  • Longitude: 138.578965869

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Sundews River Circuit is a 5.8km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

A 5.8km return loop, 2-4 hours return.

This trail descends from the Sundews Lookout along a contoured walking trail to the bottom of the gorge, and then follows the river downstream for 1.6km before returning via a steep fire track to the ridge and the car park.

The walk takes in two perennial waterholes, and a lookout. There are numerous glimpses into the river gorge from various parts of the trail.

The 1.6km of trail along the river is not well-formed, and involves some short rock scrambling. Current water levels and recent rainfall can impact on how hard this river section of trail is to follow. The trail is easiest to navigate when walking clockwise, as the fire trail exit is easily spotted, whereas when walking anticlockwise the walking trail exit may be harder to find.

Begins from the carpark at Gate 11 on Piggott Range Road (near junction of Upper Penneys Hill Road).

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

Total distance: 6635 m
Max elevation: 209 m
Min elevation: 110 m
Total climbing: 7 m
Total descent: -80 m
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