Horsnell Gully and Giles Conservation Parks

Horsnell Gully and Giles Conservation Parks

Park fees:
Free entry
11.71km from Adelaide
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Take a bush­walk through the steep gul­lies in the pic­turesque Ade­laide Hills to dis­cov­er the his­to­ry of Horsnell Gul­ly and Giles Con­ser­va­tion Parks. Both the Hey­sen and Yur­re­bil­la trails wind their way through these parks, offer­ing stun­ning views of the sur­round­ing region.

Named after the state Gov­er­nor’s coach­men, John Horsnell, relics and reminders of the Horsnell fam­i­ly prop­er­ty still remain. Along the sign­post­ed walk­ing trails, you will find the remains of a large home­stead, includ­ing the coach­ing sheds, sta­ble and cow­sheds. The orig­i­nal gar­den of the Horsnell prop­er­ty is locat­ed at the start of the walk­ing trail, marked by elm trees, plum trees and orange trees.

There is an exten­sive net­work of trails with­in both parks, with two main hik­ing loops in Horsnell Gul­ly Con­ser­va­tion Park.


Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.