O'Halloran Hill Southern Loop

1 h to 1 h 30 min
30 min to 45 min

4.6 km

↑ 66 m
↓ -66 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park near the Glenthorne Ranger Sta­tion off Majors Road, Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, this walk takes you on a circuit around Glenthorne Farm. Located in Adelaide's southern suburbs, O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park, now part of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, consists mostly of grassy rolling hills with restored native vegetation that was formerly cleared for grazing. Walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and dogs are welcome in the park, which offers a large open space with an extensive network of fire tracks and shared-use trails. This gentle, family-friendly walk trail meanders around Glenthorne Farm, with interpretive signage providing an insight into the park's history and future plans. The farm has a rich historical past, having been home to South Australia's first police commissioner, then later used by the Australian Army as a training ground for its mounted forces before becoming an experimental food research facility. Since 2001, Glenthorne Farm has been owned by the University of Adelaide and is mostly used as a sheep farm. It is being cared for by the Friends of Glenthorne Farm, who focus on restoring the native vegetation. This loop consists of gently undulating fire tracks, with compacted natural surfaces, suitable for most fitness levels. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.054159,138.5503528)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Southern Expressway, O'Halloran Hill.
  • Turn on to Panalatinga Road Off-Ramp then drive for 270 m
  • Keep left and drive toward Old Reynella, Woodcroft and drive for another 230 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Main South Road and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn left onto Majors Road and drive for another 830 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 1 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Majors Road (590 metres east of the intersection with Adams Road), head along the paved road perpendicular to Majors Road and pass between the green "Glenthorne National Park" signs. 370 metres in, turn left at the 3-way intersection to continue along O'Halloran Hill Southern Loop (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the gate at the start.
After another 305 m turn left.
After another 125 m veer right.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 230 m veer right.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 165 m turn right.
After another 2.8 km continue straight.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 370 m come to the end.
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O'Halloran Hill Southern Loop

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.6 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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