Best ways 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 right 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 like Sussex Squire Wines, where Skye and Mark will welcome you to taste their range, or dive a bit deeper and embark on a guided intimate vineyard experience, then continue up and around the drive to Eldredge Wines. Winemaker and founder Leigh Eldredge knows a thing or two about wine, so why not join in on an educational tasting, then a glass, on the deck overlooking the dam.
A few kilometres up and you've arrived at your destination. From the lookout you can see right over the Wakefield Plains We hope you packed your camera as the views from here are incredible! Local tip, time it right and you can watch the sunset over 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)