Mulurus Hike

20 min to 30 min
8 min to 15 min

1.3 km

↑ 17 m
↓ -17 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park on Woodgate Hill Road, Kyeema, this walk takes you on a circuit around Kyeema Con­ser­va­tion Park via the Mulurus Hike. Locat­ed on the Fleurieu Penin­su­la, Kyeema Con­ser­va­tion Park covers over 347 hectares of dense native vegetation, with an over­storey of main­ly messmate stringybark, with some pink gum and cup gum, towering over a thick and diverse understorey. The park provides habi­tat for ani­mals such as south­ern brown bandi­coots, swamp rats, echidnas and west­ern grey kan­ga­roos, and is a haven for bird­watch­ers, home to over 80 bird species, includ­ing White's thrush, beautiful firetail and the chest­nut-rumped heath­wren. The area was once mined for alluvial gold for several years, but was abandoned in 1890 due to low yield. A few years later, some of the land was cleared for pine plantations before being used as a labour prison reserve and a campground. Following the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983, the Friends of Kyeema Conservation Park started to revegetate cleared areas of the park. This short, relatively easy loop walk winds through cup gum wood­land, providing walkers with the opportunity to spot some of the park's diverse birdlife along the way, as well as enjoy stunning displays of wild­flow­ers in spring. This loop consists of narrow, gently undulating walking trails and fire tracks, with uneven natural surfaces and compacted natural surfaces, suitable for average 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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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 (-35.2724254,138.686195)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom , Willunga Hill.
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After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 380 m turn right, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 510 m veer right.
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 370 m turn left.
After another 10 m come to the end.
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Mulurus Hike

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.3 km
Time 20 min to 30 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 (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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