Wine Shanty Circuit

3 h 30 min to 5 h

10.1 km
circuit

↑ 490 m
↓ -491 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Cleland Conservation Park car park just off Mount Lofty Summit Road, Cleland, this walk takes you on a circuit within the park via the Wine Shanty, Nursery, Gunbower and Bartrill Spur tracks. This hike takes its name from a Greenhill Road cottage (known as the "wine shanty") which in the late 1800s became a watering hole for "Tiersmen", who lived in huts behind Mount Lofty. Along the way, you'll pass Keirs Ruin, an old farmhouse that was abandoned in the 1900s. The trail is well signposted throughout, and it combines some steep climbs with gentler sections. Be aware of mountain bikers, as some of the tracks are shared-use. 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 (-34.9650414,138.6984957)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Eastern Freeway, M1
  • Turn on to Crafers Interchange Offramp, M1 then drive for 520 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Summit Road, B28 and drive for another 265 m
  • Continue onto Mount Lofty Summit Road, B28 and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 420 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 185 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 6 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the signposted corner of the Cleland Wildlife Park Carpark, head towards the metal gate with “GATE:30” sign on it, moving directly away from the car park. Pass through the little gap next to the gate and follow the fire trail into the forest as it veers left. Make a hairpin turn to your right as the trail comes to a three-way intersection, and follow the wide dirt path as you pass by the electric pole to your left to continue along Wine Shanty Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 25 m head through/around the "Gate 30".
After another 75 m turn sharp right, to head along Long Ridge Track.
After another 165 m (Gate 31) continue straight, to head along Long Ridge Track.
After another 45 m head through/around the "Gate 31".
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Long Ridge Track.
After another 35 m turn left.
After another 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Wine Shanty Track & Lodge Track) continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 1.1 km (at the intersection of Wine Shanty Track & Nilee Track) continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 860 m (at the intersection of Yerang Track & Wine Shanty Track) continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 980 m (at the intersection of Wine Shanty Track & Pimpala Track) continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Pillbox Track & Wine Shanty Track) veer left, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 810 m (at the intersection of Wine Shanty Track & Bahn Spur Track) continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Wine Shanty Track.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Greenhill Road. Details below.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Chambers Gully Track & Wine Shanty Track) turn left, to head along Nursery Loop.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Gunbower Track & Nursery Loop) turn left, to head along Gunbower Track.
After another 900 m (at the intersection of Gunbower Track & Kirrang Track) turn left, to head along Kirrang Track.
After another 320 m (at the intersection of Bartrill Spur Track & Kirrang Track) continue straight, to head along Bartrill Spur Track.
After another 2.4 km (at the intersection of Long Ridge Track & Bartrill Spur Track) turn sharp left, to head along Long Ridge Track.
After another 260 m continue straight.
Continue another 90 m to find Gate 30 at the end.

An alternate access point from/to Greenhill Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Chambers Gully Track & Nursery Loop Start heading along Chambers Gully Track (a vehicle track).
Find the gate at the start.
At the intersection of Greenhill Road & Chambers Gully Track turn around, to head along Chambers Gully Track.
After another 8 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Wine Shanty Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.1 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 5 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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