Starting from the Devils Nose car park on Para Wirra Drive, Yattalunga, this walk takes you to the Devils Nose Lookout and back via the Devils Nose Hike. This moderately challenging hike winds along a ridge to the Devils Nose Lookout in the northwestern end of Para Wirra Conservation Park, near the park's western boundary, offering sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The large sandstone rock formations known as the Devils Nose developed from marine sediments laid down about 800 million years ago. The walk initially follows an easy, well-maintained fire track through native bushland, then continues along a narrow walking trail, with the terrain becoming rockier until reaching the Devils Nose. From the lookout at the Devils Nose, there are panoramic views of the Barossa Range, Gawler District, South Para Gorge and Misery Farm. In spring, there are colourful displays of wildflowers along the trail. The walk can be started from either the Lake or Devils Nose car parks. This walk consists of wide and narrow, gently undulating fire tracks and walking trails, with uneven natural surfaces, compacted natural surfaces and rocky sections, suitable for moderate 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.
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.
Getting started From the Devils Nose car park on Para Wirra Drive, Yattalunga, head along the wide fire track, passing a picnic table (to your left) and a green 'Devils Nose Track' sign (to your right). After about 160m, you'll reach a junction in the track, marked with a purple 'Devils Nose Hike' directional sign. From there, follow the Devils Nose Track straight ahead and continue the Devils Nose Hike.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Devils Nose Track & Para Wirra Drive Start heading along Devils Nose Track (a footpath).
After 60 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Devils Nose Track.
After another 285 m continue straight, to head along Devils Nose Track.
After another 390 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Devils Nose Track.
After another 1.5 km turn left.
After another 45 m come to "Devils Nose".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Devils Nose Hike
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)