Victoria Hill  Circuit
  • Length: 1.4km

  • Duration: 45 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 839 Allendale Rd, Barossa Goldfields

  • End: 839 Allendale Rd, Barossa Goldfields

  • Location: Para Wirra Conservation Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 49.1 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -34.65642303

  • Longitude: 138.826906

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Victoria Hill Circuit is a 1.4km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Para Wirra Recreation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 45 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This 1.4km circuit hike explores the former mine workings of Victoria Hill, a scene of much activity in the late 1860s. Interpretive signs provide information about mine shafts, mine workings and the former town that was once here.

The trail includes Bowden Cottage, which has a collection of mining equipment on display, a picnic area, shelter and toilets. The cottage is restored and houses the Barossa Goldfields Historical Society museum.

[As at July 2016:] Unlike trails in the southern part of Para Wirra Conservation Park, the trails are very well marked, thanks to the work of the Walking Trails Support Group. Trails are well marked, with maps at checkpoints, and interpretive signage.

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

This is a perfect park for immersing yourself in nature – for walking, picnicking, and observing native animal life. The park is also home to the Barossa Goldfields, where you can discover the ruins and the history of a once thriving mining operation.

There are over 100 species of birds living in the park, including the cheeky emus you’ll see patrolling the picnic grounds. You can see kangaroos grazing at dawn and dusk, and on a warm day bearded dragons and sleepy lizards bask in the sunshine. If you’re in luck you might also spot a short-beaked echidna, a shy creature whose diggings can be found throughout the park.

GPX File

Total distance: 2035 m
Max elevation: 291 m
Min elevation: 204 m
Total climbing: 60 m
Total descent: -89 m
Download file: Victoria-Hill-Walk.gpx


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

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