Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Park fees:
Free entry
15.41km from Adelaide
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Sturt Gorge Recre­ation Park is inter­na­tion­al­ly recog­nised as an area of con­ser­va­tion and geo­log­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance. The park con­serves the nation­al­ly threat­ened grey­box grassy wood­land veg­e­ta­tion which was once abun­dant across south­ern Aus­tralia. The park is also home to a rock for­ma­tion, known as sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial mate­r­i­al dropped from ice float­ing in the ocean that cov­ered South Aus­tralia 800 mil­lion years ago.

The new land addi­tion of Craig­burn Farm has increased the park area con­sid­er­ably. It has been devel­oped into a major reveg­e­ta­tion site, and a des­ti­na­tion for moun­tain bike rid­ing and hik­ing with a high class net­work of new trails which offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to observe the old­est rocks in the park and their sur­round­ing grass­lands and open woodlands.

You can ride your bike on roads open to the pub­lic or use the spe­cif­ic moun­tain bike trails and tracks on offer in the Sturt Gorge Recre­ation Park. Or walk among the steep slopes and shrub­land, look out for the diverse range of native ani­mals which come to drink at the water­holes along the Sturt River.

Park maps

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.

Google Street View

Want to explore a trail before you leave home or use Google Maps to nav­i­gate straight from your door to the trailhead?

We’ve worked with Google to film more than 600km of walk­ing trails, park roads, camp­grounds and water­ways in some of our most beau­ti­ful places. Click to see what the parks offer and the avail­able facil­i­ties before you go. This is an espe­cial­ly great tool if you have acces­si­bil­i­ty needs, are vis­it­ing with peo­ple of vary­ing ages or fit­ness lev­els or are push­ing a pram and want to view a trail before leav­ing home.

You can start explor­ing this park on Google Street View using the links below.

Shared use trails (walk­ing and moun­tain biking)

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