Starting from the Inneston car park off Pondalowie Bay Road, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit around the historic town of Inneston via the Inneston Historic Walk. Located within Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, Inneston was once a thriving self-sufficient gypsum mining town, first settled in the late 1880s and abandoned in the 1930s after the Great Depression. The town was formerly home to around 200 people, with its own school, post office, bakery, general store and stables, but today is a ghost town, with the ruins standing proudly as a reminder of those previous times. This short and easy walk showcases the town's main highlights, including restored buildings and Inneston Lake, which was mined in summer when it was dry, with interpretive signage telling the story of Inneston's close-knit community and the gypsum mining operations. Visitors can stay overnight in one of the heritage cottages, which are self-contained miners' lodges that have been fully restored. This loop consists of flat walking trails and unsealed roads, suitable for all 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.
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.