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This section of the Yurrebilla Trail takes in the koala haven of Horsnell Gully, with its old stone ruin cottages, and includes some of the Heysen Trail.
This walk is part of the Yurrebilla Trail. The Trail is 54 kilometres long and can be walked in its entirety in 3 to 5 days. It's divided into one full-day and four half-day sections:
Ranging from narrow single-person tracks to vehicle fire tracks, the Yurrebilla Trail passes many of the Adelaide Hills' top tourist attractions, including Waterfall Gully, the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park. It also visits or has connection to picturesque Hills' towns such as Summertown, Crafers and Norton Summit, as well as wineries, pubs and other attractions.
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About the region
Take a bushwalk through the steep gullies in the picturesque Adelaide Hills to discover the history of Horsnell Gully and Giles Conservation Parks. Both the Heysen and Yurrebilla trails wind their way through these parks, offering stunning views of the surrounding region.
Named after the state Governor's coachmen, John Horsnell, relics and reminders of the Horsnell family property still remain. Along the signposted walking trails, you will find the remains of a large homestead, including the coaching sheds, stable and cowsheds. The original garden of the Horsnell property is located at the start of the walking trail, marked by elm trees, plum trees and orange trees.
There is an extensive network of trails within both parks, with two main hiking loops in Horsnell Gully Conservation Park.
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA