Dev­ils Nose Hike

1 h 30 min to 2 h
45 min to 1 h

4.9 km

↑ 108 m
↓ -108 m

Hard track
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.
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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.
Getting There
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Start At the intersection of Devils Nose Track & Para Wirra Drive (-34.6916308,138.8221477)
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Track Notes
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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.....
Turn map 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.
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Dev­ils Nose Hike

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.9 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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