Onkaparinga Gorge Walk


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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