Amy Gillett Bikeway

4 h to 7 h


1 h 30 min to 3 h
3 h 15 min to 8 h 30 min

16 km
oneway

↑ 177 m
↓ -64 m

Easy track
Starting from Onkaparinga Valley Road, Oakbank, this walk takes you to Mount Torrens via the Amy Gillett Bikeway. The Amy Gillett Bikeway is a shared-use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that connects the towns of Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens, providing a lovely way to spend a day in the Adelaide Hills. Named after Australian professional cyclist Amy Gillett, the bikeway follows the former Mount Pleasant railway line through undulating hillsides, passing small towns nestled between vineyards and farmland, with a wide array of shops and interesting places to visit along the way. The bikeway is popular with both serious and casual cyclists, featuring an excellent sealed surface, gentle gradient and several seats for rest stops, and is also great for walks or family-friendly bike rides in shorter sections. This trail consists of gently sloping bitumen paths, suitable for all bike types and fitness levels, and can be comfortably started from either end. Keep a lookout for the blue 'Amy Gillett Bikeway' signs along the route, and watch out for traffic at the road crossings. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive (-34.9795711,138.8521437)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom South Eastern Freeway, Verdun.
  • Turn on to then drive for 610 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Mount Barker Road and drive for another 560 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Onkaparinga Valley Road and drive for another 7.9 km
Finish At the intersection of Amy Gillett Track & Oval Road (-34.870177,138.9534094)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Onkaparinga Valley Road (370 metres northeast of the intersection with Shillabear and Beasley roads), head along the marked shared-use paved track veering left. 280 metres in, pass by a seat to your left. About 120 metres later, continue straight at the 4-way intersection to continue along Amy Gillett Bikeway Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive Start heading along Amy Gillett Bikeway (a highway|cycleway).
After 275 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 125 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Gillman Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Mappinga Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 205 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 185 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 300 m pass a seat (4 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 650 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Riverview Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 660 m pass a seat (5 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Hutchens Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 350 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Cycle and Pedistrian Access) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive & Amy Gillett Bikeway) turn right, to head along Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive (a highway|primary).
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillet Bikeway & Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive) veer left, to head along Amy Gillet Bikeway (a highway|cycleway).
After another 60 m pass the playground (35 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the "BBQ" (55 m on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillet Bikeway & Foodland Acess) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillet Bikeway.
After another 6 m pass the car park (8 m on your right).
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Tiers Road & Amy Gillet Bikeway) turn right, to head along Tiers Road (a highway|tertiary).
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Post Office Road & Tiers Road) turn left, to head along Post Office Road (a residential road).
After another 165 m pass the car park (6 m on your left).
At the intersection of Post Office Road & BMX Access and Park continue straight, to head along Post Office Road.
After another 70 m pass the "BMX Start" (50 m on your left).
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Post Office Road & Station Road) continue straight, to head along Post Office Road.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Post Office Road & BMX Access and Park) continue straight, to head along Post Office Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Post Office Road & Langbein Avenue) continue straight, to head along Post Office Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Post Office Road) turn left, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway (a highway|cycleway).
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Verco Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Onkaparinga Valley Scenic Drive) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Charles Street) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Naughtons Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 930 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Quarry Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 1.8 km pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
Then pass the "Rope Swing" (10 m on your left).
At the intersection of Newman Road & Amy Gillett Bikeway turn right, to head along Newman Road (a residential road).
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Newman Road) turn left, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway (a highway|cycleway).
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Bikeway & Hartmann Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 1.4 km (Springhead Road Intersection) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Bikeway.
After another 2.7 km (at the intersection of Amy Gillett Track & Onkaparinga Valley Road) continue straight, to head along Amy Gillett Track.
Continue another 1.4 km to find at the intersection of Amy Gillett Track & Oval Road at the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Amy Gillett Bikeway


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 16 km
Time 4 h to 7 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 4 on route, on average they are 3.2 km apart with the largest gap of 7.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
275 m[seat]
Seat
1.7 km[seat]
Seat
3 km[seat]
Seat
8.9 km[seat]
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