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TRAIL STATUS

Section 2: Follow new signage to safely cross Main South Rd directly in front of the Victory Hotel and south of the intersection with Sellicks Beach Rd.
Section 7: The water in Peters Creek is 800mm deep. Crossing is not advised. Walkers are advised that in current conditions they cannot walk this section as one continuous walk.

 

SECTION 3: Sellicks to Aldinga Beach 

8.4 km Moderate Hike, Grade 3 

MAP SECTION 3 

FROM: Corner of Gulf View Rd and Esplanade, Sellicks Beach, SA 5174

TO: Hart Rd Wetlands, Rowley Rd,  Aldinga Beach, SA 5173

Starting at the big wooden section-end post, follow the path on the sea side of the Esplanade, passing steps and then a ramp road on the left. Both of these lead to the beach giving a beach-walking alternative. The shop is on the other side of the Esplanade and there are toilets at the bottom of the ramp.

Just past where the Esplanade meets Sellicks Beach Rd there is a small picnic area. Turn right over the crossing and pick up the end of the Coast Park path. Follow this paved shared use path until it runs out at some large rocks and turns into a natural surface path. Turn left here to go down the steps to the beach.

In the future we hope to be able to work out a suitable route through the Aldinga Washpool, an area of cultural significance for the Kaurna people and also of environmental importance, as a remaining natural wetland. For now we detour along the beach for 1.5km with the Washpool on our right  After passing the disused ramp at Button Rd and two beach access walkways, you exit via the third walkway. A wooden post and sign indicate the access point, which is 300 metres south of the Silver Sands ramp where there are some facilities.

Walk along the Silver Sands Esplanade, then turn right into Norman Rd, cross and then left into Acacia Tce. Where Acacia Tce meets Wattle Tce enter Aldinga Conservation Park by a slip through entrance. WBT is signed through the Aldinga Conservation Park following, first, Wattle Track then turning left onto Kangaroo Track and then right onto the more major Boomerang Fire Track. Eventually exit the park at Gate 3 opposite the Aldinga Beach Holiday Park which has camping and accommodation.

There is a path on the roadside near the fence which leads, after 300m, to Gate 2 of the Aldinga Scrub CP.  Re-enter the park at Gate 2 and follow the boundary track to eventually exit  at Gate 17.

Turn left and walk along Hart Rd for 100m and turn right into Hart Rd Wetlands which is a managed wetland, but that doesn’t put the birds off. Follow the WBT signs through the wetlands to the western boundary at Rowley Rd. There is a steel section end post and a car parking area nearby.

NOTES

Car parking:

  • parking on Esplanade, Sellicks Beach
  • a small carpark at the Hart Rd Wetlands entrance at the southern end of Rowley Rd

Bus:

  • Bus stop on Norman Rd, Sellicks Beach 

Beach walking:

  • the Trail is on the beach for 1.5 km from Sellicks Beach (wooden steps adjacent to Seascape View) to access path adjacent to Warramunga Rd, Silver Sands
  • check for high tides when walking on beach

Dogs:

  • no dogs in the Aldinga Conservation Park and Hart Rd Wetlands
  • dogs on the beach on lead 10am-8pm during daylight savings
  • look out for Hooded Plovers: dogs on lead  within 100m of a Hooded Plover sign on the beach and prohibited within 100m of a nesting site which is fenced or has bunting 

LINKS

Aldinga Conservation Park

Aldinga Washpool

Friends of Aldinga Scrub

 

Weather

When planning a walk please check local weather conditions to ensure a safe and comfortable experience CHECK LOCAL WEATHER 

Fire Danger Ratings

The Trail is closed when the Fire Danger rating is Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic. These are Total Fire Ban Days; most likely to occur between the first of November and April. The Trail is in District 2 Adelaide Hills FIRE DANGER RATINGS

Tides

When planning to walk along the beach (Section, 3,4 & 5) it is important to check predicted height and timing of the local tides to ensure access to the beach. CHECK TIDES