Lizard Rock Nature Walk

30 min to 45 min

1.5 km

↑ 44 m
↓ -44 m

Moderate track
Starting from the North Oval near the Gawler View Picnic Area off Para Wirra Drive, Para Wirra Conservation Park, this walk takes you on a circuit past Lizard Rock via the Lizard Rock Nature Walk. This short and easy loop winds through stands of sheoak and pink gum, exploring the rock formations along the ridge, with picturesque views across the valley of Wild Dog Creek.​ One of the main highlights is Lizard Rock, or Kadno, the Kaurna name for 'large lizard', which resembles a lizard's head. Another nearby rock formation is Chimney Rock, composed of the same granite as Lizard Rock, which weathers away slowly causing layers to peel off. This loop consists of narrow, gently sloping walking trails, suitable for most ages and fitness levels, with some uneven surfaces and minor creek crossings. The picnic area has gas barbecues, picnic tables, shelters and accessible toilets, as well as a nature play forest for children. 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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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
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.6824094,138.8321415)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Main North Road, A20, Munno Para.
  • Turn on to Medlow Road then drive for 7.1 km
  • Turn right onto Gawler-One Tree Hill Road and drive for another 5.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Humbug Scrub Road and drive for another 4.4 km
  • Turn left onto Para Wirra Drive and drive for another 3.3 km
  • Keep left onto Oval Track and drive for another 165 m
  • Turn right onto Oval Track and drive for another 25 m
  • Continue and drive for another 155 m
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Lizard Rock Nature Walk.
Find the shelter at the start.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Lizard Rock Nature Walk.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Lizard Rock Nature Walk & South Para Grand Hike) veer left, to head along Lizard Rock Nature Walk.
After another 380 m turn left, to head along Lizard Rock Nature Walk.
After another 245 m turn sharp right, to head along Lizard Rock Nature Walk.
After another 250 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lizard Rock Nature Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.5 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 0 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
0 m[shelter]
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