Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. The park conserves the nationally threatened Greybox Grassy Woodland vegetation which was once abundant across southern Australia. The park is also home to a rock formation, known as Sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial material dropped from ice floating in the ocean that covered South Australia 800 million years ago.

The new land addition of Craigburn Farm has increased the park area considerably. It has been developed into a major revegetation site, and a destination for mountain bike riding and hiking with a high class network of new trails which offers the opportunity to observe the oldest rocks in the park and their surrounding grasslands and open woodlands.

You can ride your bike on roads open to the public or use the specific cycling trails and tracks on offer in the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park. Learn more about cycling in SA's parks, including other parks offering cycle tracks, trail classification and read the trail user code of practice for important points to remember when planning your bike ride.

While walking among the steep slopes and shrubland, be sure to look out for the diverse range of native animals which come to drink at the waterholes along the Sturt River.

You can walk your dog in this park providing it remains under your control on a lead.


Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located 13km south of Adelaide. Bushwalkers can enter the park via steep trails from Broadmeadow Drive, Black Road and Bonneyview Road in Flagstaff Hill and The Boulevard in Bellevue Heights.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fire information

Wood fires, solid fuel fires and gas fires are prohibited throughout the year.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8278 5477

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

All wood fires or solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.

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