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.
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.