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Welcome!

Our members are from all walks of life, with a fairly high proportion of folk who have retired and live near the park. Details of our meetings and working bees can be found in our always interesting bi-monthly newsletter"Bandicoot Tails"

Where is Scott Creek Conservation Park?

The Park is situated 28 kilometers from Adelaide. The park has many fire tracks which double as excellent walking trails and the ridge tracks give superb views of steep heavily wooded slopes and gullies. The many seasonal creeks give rise to an enormous variety of native fauna species.

The fire tracks are clearly sign posted and will take you though some interesting and varied country including open woodland; grassland; historic ruins; there are several mines; and walks beside the beautiful Scott Creek itself. We have included some maps to give you an idea of the park's tracks and access points.

Dogs, bicycles, horses and camping aren't permitted in the park., though you'll often find them in there, despite this.

An Almanda Project Open Day Walk

Sunday 17th April 10am to 4pm
Almanda Mine site, Dorset Vale Road, Cherry Gardens.

 See 15 months' progress with our Almanda Project


Free self-guided and guided walks will showcase nearly one hundred plants including a number of rarely seen species. Creeklines are home to nearly 60% of SA's rare and endangered species, but weeds suppress these plants in most creeklines in the Mt Lofty Ranges.

The Friends are grateful all those who generously gave some support to our 2014 crowd-funding appeal which began further successful fundraising efforts for the project.

Contractors have been employed to provide ecological baselines against which we can evaluate the project while others have removed some blackberries to facilitate our weeding efforts.  Please come and see what you have helped us achieve, to get some ideas -or to enjoy a pleasant wander.

* The walk is about one kilometre along Almanda Creek and around Almanda Swamp. It goes through bushland so visitors should wear suitable footwear and cover their legs.

* You will also be able to purchase our bird brochures, detailed park maps and the Almanda Project's 78pp first annual report. All profits support out volunteer efforts to conserve this significant SA conservation park.

PS. The park's beautiful biodiverse Greenhood Track which goes down into a valley that's up behind Almanda Mine was once under a blackberry 'doona'. It demonstrates the regeneration that can be achieved with careful persistent efforts. A lovely walk, but a bit challenging for some due to the descent into it along the dirt road (about 2-3 kms return).    

The Friends of Scott Creek gratefully acknowledge sponsorship and support of the Almanda Project by local businesses.