Starting from the Gate 1 car park on Tanunda Creek Road, Flaxman Valley, this walk takes you on a circuit around Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park via the Stringybark Walk. The Stringybark Walk is a short family-friendly loop in the eastern section of Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, passing through the flat regenerating areas of the park, as well as some dense stringybark forest and open grassland. There's an abundance of wildlife in this area, including plenty of kangaroos and birds, as well as many interesting rock formations and massive trees. In spring, a wide variety of wildflowers can be seen in bloom, including native fuchsias, silver banksias and orchids. This loop consists of flat, well-maintained and well-signposted walking trails, with bridges for wet conditions and some uneven surfaces, suitable for most fitness levels, and can be done in either direction. Dogs are not permitted in this park. 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 right onto Second Street and drive for another 540 m
Turn left onto Gawler Street and drive for another 140 m
Turn right onto Murray Street, B19 and drive for another 335 m
Turn left onto New Road and drive for another 530 m
Turn left onto Railway Terrace, B10 and drive for another 5.7 km
Turn right onto North Street, B10 and drive for another 3.9 km
Turn right onto Flaxmans Valley Road and drive for another 7.1 km
Turn right onto Pohlner Road and drive for another 700 m
Turn right onto Tanunda Creek Road and drive for another 205 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Gate 1 car park on Tanunda Creek Road, Flaxman Valley, head through the gate and follow the trail ahead, passing a green 'Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park' sign (to your left). After about 115m, you'll reach a 'Welcome to Kaiserstuhl' informative sign and a 'Stringybark Loop Trail' directional sign. From there, head right and continue the Stringybark Walk (counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Wollawa Hike & Tanunda Creek Road Start heading along Wollawa Hike (a footpath).
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Stringybark Hike & Wollawa Hike) turn sharp right, to head along Stringybark Hike.
After another 15 m pass the "Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park Sign" (10 m on your left).
After another 2 km (at the intersection of Wallowa Track & Stringybark Hike) turn left, to head along Wallowa Track (a vehicle track).
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Wollawa Hike & Wallowa Track) continue straight, to head along Wollawa Hike (a footpath).
Continue another 120 m to find at the intersection of Tanunda Creek Road & Wollawa Hike at the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
45 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)