There is a carpark conveniently located on River Road near Gate 12, this spot also has toilet facilities, which you may want to use prior to your walk. Make sure you take weather suitable clothing, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots and of course, plenty of water, snacks and sun protection.
Mobility aids and strollers are suitable, however, please note the path is a mixture of boardwalk and dirt roads with gravel bits, so bring suitable wheels for the terrain. Also, keep in mind paths may be muddy after a rainy day.
This trail extends through bush, river and wetlands. You can expect to complete the 4.5 km loop in approximately 2.5- 3 hours (depending on how fast you walk and how many times you stop to rest or enjoy a pre-packed meal).
This scenic walk is located on the estuary of the Onkaparinga National Park which means you might spot plenty of wildlife and local flora. Keep a close eye amongst the trees to find plenty of koalas nestled in gum trees, tawny frogmouths, kangaroos, echidnas, bush and ring tailed possums, peregrine falcons, small lizards, cockatoos, frogs, butterflies and of course, plenty of water birds and fish in the river.
If you have completed the loop walk and find yourself keen for a drink or a refreshing swim, you can head to Port Noarlunga main street (just a few minutes drive). Enjoy a variety of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours and of course, the stunning coast or if you are more in a river mood, you can also swim where the Onkaparinga river meets the sea.