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Listed February 2006

Kuitpo Forest (Onkeeta and Tinjella Trails)
Postcode Location:    5172
Closest Capital City:   55km SSE of Adelaide

Contact Address:  Private Mail Bag 2, Meadows SA 5201
Contact:  Phone
(08) 8524 8391 8800 (office hours 9am to 11am - 7 days) or forest information available 24 hours - phone (08) 8391 8800.

The trail: Kuitpo Forest is situated in the South Mount Lofty Ranges, 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows.  From Adelaide you can take the Main South Road, then turn off to Clarendon and Meadows, or take the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf, then turn off to Echunga and Meadows.  Visitors are advised to contact the Kuitpo forest office to check local up to date information before they visit the forest.

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Listed December 2016

Goolwa Beach (Alexandrina Council)
Postcode Location:     5214

Closest Capital City:    90kms S of Adelaide

Address:  Goolwa Beach, Goolwa, SA 5214
Contact:  Phone (08) 8555 7000  Fax (08) 8555 3603

The trail:   Click here to download the brochure/permit for riding on Goolwa Beach.  You must carry this detailed brochure with you (as it is your permit) AND comply by all the requirements contained therein.

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Listed February 2006

Mount Crawford Forest
Postcode Location:    5351
Closest Capital City:   50km NE of Adelaide

Contact Address:  Williamstown SA 5351
Contact:  Phone
(08) 8524 6004 (office hours 9am to 11am - 7 days) or forest information available 24 hours - phone (08) 8391 8800.

The trail:  Mount Crawford Forest is situated in the Northern Mount Lofty Ranges, 1 hours drive from Adelaide, about 7 kilometres from Williamstown.  From Adelaide you can take the North East Road to Gumeracha, then turn off to Williamstown.  Visitors are advised to contact the Mount Crawford forest office to check local up to date information before they visit the forest.

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Kidman Trail
Postcode Location:    5373
Closest Capital City:   35km SE of Adelaide (Echunga) - 50km SE of Adelaide (Willunga)

Contact Address:  HorseSA, PO Box 483, Plympton SA 5038
Contact:  Phone (08) 8294 2460  Fax:  (08) 8294 2860

The trail:  The first section, Willunga to Echunga, was opened in early 2005.  Ultimately the 200km (5-7 days) of sustainable, safe and scenic trail will connect McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula to the Barossa Valley.  The trail will highlight the natural beauty, cultural history and major points of interest along the Mount Lofty Ranges. It will utilise existing tracks and trails through Forest Reserves and other accessible public land, quiet roads and unmade road reserves with trail markers indicating the route.  The trail does not have to be ridden in its entirety; it can be ridden is sections and loops.  Permits are required for the sections  passing through ForestSA land.


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Tom Roberts Horse Trail (Belair National Park)
Postcode Location:     5052
Closest Capital City:    15km S of Adelaide

Contact Address:  Dept for Environment & Heritage (Southern Lofty District), PO Box 2, Belair  SA  5052
Contact:  Phone (08) 8278 5477;  Fax: (08) 8278 8587

The trail:
   The Tom Roberts Trail extends up to 20 km within Belair National Park and finishes in Kuitpo Forest. Using the trails marked with the Tom Roberts (see brochure) trail markers, riders can traverse the park in short or longer loops and experience the changing vegetation, see many varieties of birdlife and wildlflowers, and enjoy scenic views.


Listed September 2014

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O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park
Postcode Location:     5158

Closest Capital City:    15km S of Adelaide

Address: O'Halloran Hill, SA 5158
Contact:  Phone (08) 8278 5477

The trail:  A network of horse trails enables riders to enjoy this park that was once cleared grazing land. 

Listed August 2005
Updated December 2009

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Kersbrook Horse Trail
Postcode Location:     5231
Closest Capital City:    40km ENE of Adelaide

Contact Address:  Adelaide Hills Council, PO Box 44, Woodside  SA  5244
Contact:  Phone (08) 8408 0400;  Fax: (08) 8389 7440

The trail:
   The Kersbrook Horse Trail is a shared use trail in and around the township of Kersbrook in the hills of South Austraia. 

Listed March 2010

Adelaide Hills Amy Gillett Rail Trail  (Oakbank to Woodside)
Postcode Location:     5243
Closest Capital City:    32km ESE of Adelaide

Contact Address:  PO Box 115, Verdun SA 5245

The trail:
   Ride this 5km trail from Oakbank to Woodside located just a short drive from Adelaide.
  The first 5km section of this planned transformation was opened in January 2010.  The balance of the 32km rail corridor is an active work in prograss.  For further information on this trail please visit their website

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