Totness Recreation Park Northern and Southern Loop
Starting from the Gate 1 car park at the end of Milne Road, Totness, this walk takes you on a circuit around the northern and southern sections of Totness Recreation Park. Popular for bushwalking and birdwatching, Totness Recreation Park protects remnant unique vegetation, including stringybark, blue gum and manna gum woodlands, and contains a former railway dam in the northern section, built in 1884 to supply water for steam engines travelling to Victor Harbour. This fairly easy loop initially follows the central fire track to the historic dam, with a boardwalk section across the boggy areas at the edge of the dam. Near the freeway, a creek flows into the dam through a 1.4m tall stormwater pipe, which walkers can head through and explore the larger, more rugged southern section of the park, where there are often fewer people and more wildlife. Continuing along the fire track around the dam, the walk offers glimpses of rural farms and livestock. This loop consists of gently sloping fire tracks and narrow walking trails, suitable for most fitness levels. There are no toilets, facilities, or interpretive signs in the park. 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.