Onkaparinga Gorge Walk

A fresh, warm and early 8am start meant we were parking at the top of the Onkaparinga Gorge National Park with the place nearly to ourselves.. We’d planned for a leisurely morning walk, and this one was a climb down to see the Onkaparinga river, winding its way through wetlands and gullies.


The views were stunning, especially from the Sundews look out. From here you can see the river, and realise the incline of the cliff. A definite selfie spot!


Down at the riverside, there was bush and shrubbery, pretty views with a peaceful atmosphere. Someone had tied a rope swing to a tree overhanging the water, but I doubt it is used very often. It’s a shame there wasn’t a little more grass area, as it would of made a lovely picnic area.


It was a relatively steep hike, though the trail was easy enough to follow. It took around 30 minutes to get down, and another 30 to get back up.

After a healthy start to the morning, we treated ourself to a McDonald’s sundae on the way home – we’d earned it!


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