Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

The suburban Shepherds Hill Recreation Park holds some unexpected attractions, with an old railway tunnel, the remains of a viaduct, as well as 360 degree views of the surrounding Adelaide plains, coastline and hills.

You can ride your bike on roads open to the public or use the specific cycling trails and tracks on offer in the park. If you are a bit more adventurous with your bike riding, the park offers a bicycle jumps-track. Learn more about cycling in SA's parks.

Located in the park is a pony club and an archery range.

The park supports a variety of wildlife habitats, although past land use such as grazing and cropping have had an impact on the diversity of native wildlife. Be on the look out for the blue wrens, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes and the occasional falcon as you walk beside the creeks that weave through the park.

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


Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is located 11km south of Adelaide. Access is via Ayliffes Road, St Marys and Ellis Avenue, Eden Hills.

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.

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