Seaview Loop

1 h to 1 h 30 min

30 min to 45 min

3.4 km
circuit

↑ 108 m
↓ -108 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Gate 1 car park on Ayliffe Road, St Marys, this walk takes you on a circuit within Shepherds Hill Recreation Park via the Ridge and Viaduct tracks. Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is a vast area of natural bushland adjoining the Waitparinga Reserve to the east and Saddle Hill Reserve to the north. It contains grey box woodlands on the hillsides and massive ancient gums along the Viaduct Creek. The area is a suburban goldmine, rich with native bird and plant life, sweeping views, and things to see and do. The Seaview Loop trail climbs steadily up hills to the south, rewarding you with panoramic views of the city, coastline and surrounding areas. This walk is popular with dog walkers and runners. The route is mainly on a wide fire trail, with some steep sections as you head towards the ridge. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.0112321,138.5800794)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Road, A2
  • Turn on to South Road, A13 then drive for 460 m
  • Keep left onto South Road and drive for another 110 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 325 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 55 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the gravel car park off Ayliffes Road(320 metres east of intersection with Shepherds Hill Road), head towards the metal gate with a “GATE:1” sign on it, moving parallel to the road. Pass through the gap in the wooden fence next to the gate, and keep left as you follow the gravel/dirt fire trail to continue along Seaview Loop.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 9 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Viaduct Track & Danthonia Track) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Viaduct Track & Viaduct Creek Trail) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Viaduct Track & Creek Crossing) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 185 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Ridge Track & Viaduct Track) veer right, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Ridge Track & Superflow) continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 370 m pass a seat (9 m on your right).
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Walkers Creek Track & Ridge Track) continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 220 m (at the intersection of Ridge Track & Tech-tonic) continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Ridge Track & Switchback) continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Fire Track & Ridge Track) continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 170 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 230 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Viaduct Track & Ridge Track) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 115 m pass the water tap (40 m on your right).
After another 30 m veer right.
After another 315 m veer left.
After another 190 m turn right, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Creek Crossing & Viaduct Track) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 150 m continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Viaduct Creek Trail & Viaduct Track) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Danthonia Track & Viaduct Track) continue straight, to head along Viaduct Track.
After another 70 m come to the end.

An optional little side trip taking you to a creekside spot.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Viaduct Track & Ridge Track Start heading along Viaduct Track (a vehicle track).
After another 60 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Seaview Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 1 km from the start.


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