How to enjoy Spring Gully Conservation Park
Spring Gully Conservation Park is a beautiful park 8kms south of Clare along the Spring Gully scenic drive. From the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre turn left out of the carpark and keep driving.
Spring Gully Conservation Park is a beautiful park 8kms south of Clare along the Spring Gully scenic drive. From the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre turn right out of the car park and keep driving.
You’ll pass cellar doors such as Stone Bridge Wines, who do wood-fired pizza’s on weekends between AFL Grand Final (September) and Gourmet Weekend (May). Just up the road is Sussex Squire Wines, where Skye and Mark will welcome you to taste their range and up and around the drive is Eldredge Wines. Enjoy a tasting then a glass to have on the deck overlooking the dam.
A few kilometres further is Spring Gully Conservation Park and Blue Gums Lookout and Carpark. We hope you packed your camera as the view from here is incredible, and if you time it right you can watch the sun go down over the Wakefield Plans and the Gulf St Vincent.
There are three walks that you can venture on through the conservation park all beginning at the lookout. The Cascades walk is 1.3km and takes approximately 40 minutes return, depending on how many photos you take along the way. The Ridgetop walk is suitable for wheelchairs with spectacular views and is about 1.2km or 4o minutes one way. For those with a bit more time, embark on the Wymans Hike which is an extension of the Cascades walk looping around, a total of 2.6km.
Keep an eye out for flora and fauna as you venture around the park. Western grey kangaroos and euros generally come between dusk and dawn. You might also see brushtail possums or echidnas! There are approximately fifty species of birds for the birdwatchers to spot. It won’t be hard to spot the red stringybark Eucalyptus macrorhynch.
It’s a nature-lovers haven!
This article was pulled together from the Spring Gully Conservation Park brochure produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (now Department of Environment and Water and National Resources SA Northern and Yorke)