Myponga Reservoir Trail

1 h 15 min to 2 h


30 min to 1 h

4.5 km
circuit

↑ 52 m
↓ -52 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Hansen Street, Myponga, this circuit walk takes you along the edge of the Myponga Reservoir via the Myponga Reservoir Trail. Nestled near the township of Myponga on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, 60 kilometres south of Adelaide, is the Myponga Reservoir Reserve. The trail is ideal for walking, running and cycling, with room for families to enjoy a picnic. The trail follows the edge of the reservoir and takes you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation, with towering gums lining much of the path. There are four dedicated lookout areas with scenic views, as well as numerous bench seats and picnic tables throughout the reserve providing rest spots. More than 120 bird species live in the area including some that enjoy life by the water and others that can be found inland. The reserve is also home to many grey kangaroos. The unsealed trail is a shared-use path for both cyclists and walkers, and is also suitable for prams. The trail is flat and the terrain undulates gently. If the reservoir is full, there may be some water across the trail. Be aware that dogs are not permitted in the reserve. 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 (-35.3903289,138.4629138)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Victor Harbor Road, A13, B34
  • Turn on to Pages Flat Road, B34 then drive for 13.5 km
  • Turn slight left onto Main South Road, B23 and drive for another 830 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Hansen Street and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 4 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Hansen Street, Myponga, head towards the metal gate with a “GATE:13” sign on it along the gravel path. Head over the gate then turn left and pass between the wooden electric pole and the concrete structure built for storing sand and other materials. Continue straight as you enter the subtle dirt/grass track, keeping the reservoir to your right. Pass by the singular tree to your right and keep following the track as it skirts the edge of the reservoir to continue along Myponga Reservoir Trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then pass the toilet (125 m on your left).
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 200 m veer right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This tiny side trip takes you to the first lookout on this route, the Deck Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 185 m turn left.
After another 235 m turn right.
After another 120 m turn right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Another tiny side trip taking you to the second lookout on route.(Reservoir Lookout) To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 115 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the Forest Walk Lookout, which is the third lookout so far. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 540 m continue straight.
After another 260 m turn left.
After another 410 m continue straight.
After another 165 m veer left.
After another 340 m turn left.
After another 245 m come to the "Homestead Ruin Lookout" (10 m on your right).
After another 3 m turn sharp left.
After another 310 m continue straight.
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 160 m turn left.
After another 95 m veer right.
After another 200 m continue straight.
After another 380 m come to the end.

This tiny side trip takes you to the first lookout on this route, the Deck Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m come to the end.
"Deck Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.

Another tiny side trip taking you to the second lookout on route.(Reservoir Lookout)
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 70 m come to the end.
"Reservoir Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 70 m to the main route.

This side trip takes you to the Forest Walk Lookout, which is the third lookout so far.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 240 m come to the end.
"Forest Walk Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 240 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Myponga Reservoir Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 4.5 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 0 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
0 m[toilet]
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