Description of the walk
Beginning at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge on the banks of the Murray River, the Trail meanders past historic buildings, old riverboats undergoing restoration, past important wetland systems through to Rocky Gully Reserve on the outskirts of Murray Bridge. This spectacular gully boasts steep rugged gorges with rocky outcrops and an abundance of native flora and fauna.
Keep following the main trail and you may glimpse exotic animals as you pass the Monarto Zoological Park, an open range Bio Park.
Continue over grazing land and through forests to the eastern rim of the Bremmer Valley. Then travel past abandoned stone farm houses, copper mines, along timeless creeks, over rock outcrops and ridges with views over the countryside.
The trail makes its way to the summit of Mt Beevor, the most spectacular view of them all. To the north, the bush clad summit of Wirra Wirra peaks and the Barossa Range break the skyline, with glimpses of the Murray River to the east. On the edge of vision in the south, Lake Alexandrina stands out against the sand hills of the Coorong National Park and the Southern Ocean while to the west, Mt Barker, Mt Lofty, Harrogate and the Bremmer Valley complete the scene.
From Mt Beevor summit it’s a short walk via a spur trail to Diggers Rest north of Harrogate or continue to Tungkillo situated on the Adelaide to Mannum Road through quiet back roads, across creeks with an occasional glimpse of kangaroos. A loop trail north of Tungkillo allows a pleasant day walk or continues on the main track past spectacular rocky outcrops, open grazing country with views back to Mt Beevor and across the Murray Mallee. Gradually, glimpses of grapevines come into view as the trail passes close to Springton, Eden Valley, Keyneton, Moculta and Truro. Loop Trails at Springton, Eden Valley and Moculta and spur trails at Keyneton and Truro connect to the main trail.
Over 80% of the trail is “off road” and traverses road reserves with the balance mainly on little used back roads or tracks.