Fifty Shades of Clay and Frogger Loop
1 h 30 min to 2 h
45 min to 1 h 15 min
Starting from the car park on Majors Road, Seaview Downs, this walk takes you on a circuit around O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park via the Fifty Shades of Clay and Frogger tracks. Located in the southern suburbs, O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park, now part of Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, consists mostly of grassy rolling hills with restored native vegetation that was formerly cleared for grazing. Walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and dogs are welcome in the park, which offers a large open space with an extensive network of fire tracks and shared-use trails. This loop begins along a wide fire track before following a single track named Fifty Shades of Clay, winding across the hills with excellent views of the city and coastline. Continuing along a single track named Frogger, the loop passes a vantage point looking out across the Southern Expressway, then follows a gravel fire track along the western side of the expressway back to the car park. This loop consists of gently undulating fire tracks and shared-use trails, with some sections that may be muddy or overgrown, suitable for walkers and cyclists of average 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.