Starting from the car park on Brown Hill Creek Road, Mitcham, this walk takes you on a circuit through Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. The Wirraparinga Trail meanders around the Brownhill Creek valley, taking in the Aboriginal people history, following the narrow creek as it flows through the steep-sided valley covered with majestic river red gums, some more than 300 years old. The loop is well signposted, and there are several picnic tables dotted throughout the park. The Shared-Use Trail is wheelchair accessible and suitable for prams. Some sections can be slippery in winter and after heavy rains. Take care on the creek crossings and where you share the road with traffic. 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.
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.
Turn on to Fullarton Road, B28 then drive for 1.9 km
Turn left onto High Street and drive for another 65 m
Turn right onto Cuthbert Street and drive for another 530 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the carpark near the Brownhill Creek Caravan Park on Brown Hill Creek Road, Mitcham, head along the dirt walking trail that starts at the end of the carpark, next to a 'Welcome to the park' sign. Follow this trail ahead as it runs parallel to Brown Hill Creek Road(to your right) to continue the Wirraparinga Trail Loop.....
Directions & comments
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 285 m veer right, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 500 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 70 m pass the car park (10 m on your right).
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 300 m continue straight.
After another 95 m veer left.
After another 980 m turn right.
After another 5 m turn left, to head along Brown Hill Creek Road.
After another 6 m (at the intersection of Brown Hill Creek Road & Tilleys Hill Road) continue straight, to head along Brown Hill Creek Road.
After another 175 m to find the car park.
At the intersection of Brown Hill Creek Road & Yurrebilla Trail turn right, to head along Yurrebilla Trail (a highway|bridleway).
After another 500 m continue straight, to head along Yurrebilla Trail.
After another 550 m pass the car park (10 m on your right).
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Yurrebilla Trail & Brown Hill Creek Road) turn left, to head along Brown Hill Creek Road (a residential road).
After another 205 m turn left.
After another 30 m pass the "Lions Park" (on your left).
After another 75 m head through the bicycle barrier.
After another 820 m continue straight.
After another 165 m turn sharp right, to head along Northbrook Avenue.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Neweys Road & Northbrook Avenue) turn right, to head along Neweys Road.
After another 45 m turn right.
After another 6 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 30 m turn right, to head along Brown Hill Creek Road.
After another 205 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Wirraparinga Trail Loop
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)