Victoria Hill Circuit

15 min to 30 min
8 min to 15 min

1.4 km
circuit

↑ 41 m
↓ -41 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park on Allendale Road, Barossa Goldfields, this walk takes you on a circuit around the Barossa Goldfields via the Victoria Hill Circuit. Para Wirra Conservation Park is home to the historic Barossa Goldfields mining area, where gold was first discovered in 1868, with several walking trails exploring the old gold mine sites. Victoria Hill Circuit is the shortest walk and explores the former mine workings of Victoria Hill, passing through pink gums, golden wattles and native pines. Interpretive signs along the way provide information about mine shafts, mine workings and the former town that was once here. The trail also passes the historic Bowden's Cottage, which has a collection of mining displays, as well as a picnic area, shelter and toilets. This loop consists of well-marked, gently undulating walking trails, suitable for most fitness levels. There are several open mine shafts in the area, but most are well-fenced. 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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Safer Bushwalks
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.656452,138.8268821)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Main North Road, A20, Evanston Gardens.
  • Turn on to Main North Road, B19 then drive for 2.9 km
  • Turn right onto Second Street and drive for another 600 m
  • Turn right onto Fifth Street and drive for another 155 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto First Street and drive for another 110 m
  • Keep right onto First Street and drive for another 420 m
  • Turn right onto Ayers Street and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn left onto Duffield Street and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn right onto Rudall Street and drive for another 220 m
  • Turn left onto Gozzard Street and drive for another 255 m
  • Turn sharp left onto East Terrace and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 380 m
  • Turn left onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Calton Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Calton Road and drive for another 830 m
  • Turn right onto Balmoral Road and drive for another 6.6 km
  • Turn right onto Goldfields Road and drive for another 3.6 km
  • Turn slight left onto Goldfields Road and drive for another 245 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Allendale Road and drive for another 180 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 15 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park on Allendale Road (190 metres northwest of the intersection with Para Wirra Road and Woodlands Road), head towards the fence line along the dirt path. Turn right when you reach the fence line and start heading along the narrow walking track as you keep the road to your right. Pass by an informative sign and a 'Walk Notes' box to your left. After about 50 metres, you'll pass another car park (to your right). Follow the trail ahead, passing a 'Beware of mine shafts' sign, and continue the Victoria Hill Circuit (counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 580 m turn left, to head along Mine Track.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Bowden Track & Mine Track) turn left, to head along Bowden Track.
After another 190 m continue straight, to head along Bowden Track.
After another 155 m head through/around the gate.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Para Wirra Road. Details below.
Turn left.
After another 265 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Para Wirra Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Bowden Track.
Find the gate at the start.
Continue another 15 m to find at the intersection of Plum Quarry Road & Bowden Track at the end.
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Victoria Hill Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.4 km
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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