Starting from the car park at the end of Quarry Track, Tea Tree Gully, this circuit walk takes you around the former quarry via the Quarry Views track. As the name suggests, this walk takes you around the top of one of the former quarries at Anstey Hill Recreation Park, where quartzite was quarried in the late 1800s. You'll have excellent views over the Adelaide Hills and surrounding metropolitan area and into the quarry. If you're lucky, you might even spot a couple of native birds and reptiles. Toilets are available near Gate 1, the main entrance to Anstey Hill Recreation Park. Bring your four-legged friends, but keep them on a leash. 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.
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.
Turn on to North East Road, A10 then drive for 1.3 km
Continue onto North East Road, A10 and drive for another 5.3 km
Turn right and drive for another 310 m
Keep left and drive for another 50 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark at the end of Quarry Track, head towards the green informational signposts along the concrete. As you’ll get closer you’ll see a black-on-yellow arrow on a directional signpost also serving as the end of the fence/bollard line. Pass through the gap in between the said signpost and the green informational ones, and join the dirt track going uphill into the woodland. Head up the steps as the track veers left to continue along Quarry Views Loop.....
Directions & comments
After another 15 m veer left, to head along Quarry Views Loop.
After another 15 m pass the "Trail Head" (7 m on your right).
After another 600 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Views Loop.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Quarry Views Loop) turn right, to head along Quarry Track (a vehicle track).
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 45 m turn sharp right.
After another 25 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Quarry Views Loop
20 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)