Yellowtail Loop

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min


45 min to 1 h 15 min

6.1 km
circuit

↑ 214 m
↓ -215 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Gate 3 car park on Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully, this walk takes you on a circuit around Anstey Hill Recreation Park via the Yellowtail Loop. The Yellowtail Loop is a moderately challenging circuit that encircles Anstey Hill Recreation Park, taking in picturesque landscapes, historic sites and diverse wildlife. The track passes the ruins of Newman's Nursery, which was established in 1854 and was once the largest plant nursery in the southern hemisphere. Further ahead, an optional side trail passes a lookout with a picnic table, where walkers can stop and enjoy the views over the park and Adelaide. Diverse wildlife can be spotted in the park, including birds, koalas, and kangaroos. This circuit consists of wide, flat and well-signposted fire tracks, with some steep sections that can be slippery in places due to loose gravel, and is suitable for walking, running and mountain biking. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept 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.
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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start Gate 3 (-34.8280061,138.7268368)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Hampstead Road, A17, Clearview.
  • Turn on to Grand Junction Road, A16 then drive for 9.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Lower North East Road, A16 and drive for another 265 m
  • Turn left onto Perseverance Road and drive for another 295 m
  • Turn right onto Leopold Street and drive for another 510 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Boundary Walk and drive for another 1.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Gate 3 car park on Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully, head through the gate and follow the wide dirt trail ahead, passing a large 'Anstey Hill Recreation Park' sign and a 'Welcome to Anstey Hill' informative sign. After about 185 metres, you'll reach a junction with the Wildflower Walk, which heads uphill to the left. From there, head right along the Boundary Walk following the 'Yellowtail Loop' trail markers to continue along Yellowtail Loop (counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Gate 3 Start (a vehicle track).
Find the Gate 3 at the start.
Find the Carpark at the start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Boundary Singletrack Connector) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Wildflower Downhill) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Wildflower Walk) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Gate 4 Singletrack) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Ridgetop Walk) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & Ridge Top Downhill) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 315 m (at the intersection of Water Gully Track & Boundary Walk) veer left, to head along Water Gully Track.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Water Gully Track.
After another 930 m (at the intersection of Newmans Track & Water Gully Track) turn left, to head along Newmans Track.
After another 350 m (at the intersection of Newmans Track & Collarbone Creek Downhill) continue straight, to head along Newmans Track.
After another 3 m (at the intersection of Newmans Track & Torture Hill Track) continue straight, to head along Newmans Track.
After another 510 m (at the intersection of Newmans Connector & Newmans Track) continue straight, to head along Newmans Connector (a walking track).
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Newmans Connector & Lill Quarry Trail) continue straight, to head along Newmans Connector.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Newmans Connector) veer left, to head along Lookout Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Lookout Walk.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Lill Quarry Trail) continue straight, to head along Lookout Walk.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Lookout Backdoor & Lookout Walk) turn left, to head along Lookout Backdoor (a walking track).
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Lookout Backdoor.
Keep left.
After another 45 m come to the "The Lookout".
The Lookout veer left, to head along Lookout Climb.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Lookout Climb) turn left, to head along Lookout Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Lookout Walk & Ellis Way) continue straight, to head along Lookout Walk.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Ridgetop Walk & Silver Mine Track) continue straight, to head along Ridgetop Walk.
After another 10 m pass the "Trail Head" (5 m on your right).
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Ridgetop Walk & DeVeg) continue straight, to head along Ridgetop Walk.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Kaurna Way & Ridgetop Walk) turn right, to head along Kaurna Way.
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Kaurna Way & DeVeg) continue straight, to head along Kaurna Way.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Boehm Walk) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Living on the quarry edge) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Quarry Summit Trail) turn right, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Living on the quarry edge) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Quarry Views Loop) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Round the back of the quarry) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & To the boundary) continue straight, to head along Quarry Track.
After another 65 m pass the "Carpark" (20 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along To the boundary.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & To the boundary) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 7 m (at the intersection of Boundary Walk & To the boundary) continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 180 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Walk.
After another 70 m veer right.
After another 110 m turn right.
Continue another 10 m to find Gate 3 at the end.
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Yellowtail Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.1 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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