Join Betty for a beautiful twilight hike and sunset at the Black Hill conservation park
We will cover a number of the tracks in the park, heading up the Ambers Gully and Yurrebilla Trails passing through rocky gullies and mixed open forests dominated by stringybark, pink gum, blue gum, red gum and manna gum that provide habitat for an abundance of bird life, western grey kangaroos and koalas. Be on the look out for the blue wrens, southern boobook owls, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes and the occasional falcon that will hunt along the ridgelines of the park.
Once at the top we will take a break to enjoy sunset and a snack before heading back down via the Main Ridge track for a hot drink and sweet treat to finish our evening
There is easy parking and a toilet nearby the starting point if you need to change prior to walking.
This is a moderate hike with some steep sections so reasonable fitness is required but we will travel at a pace that will suit everyone attending on the night.
*The area is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna (â€˜Gar-na) people. They used the land for hunting and gathering and obtaining wood for fire and shelter during their seasonal relocation from the coast. One of the groupâ€™s most important tools was fire, this was particularly useful in fire management practices which encouraged vegetation regrowth. The seasonal use of Black Hill would have have allowed game populations to recover, maintaining a relatively steady food supply.
* National Parks & Wildlife Service SA
● Wildlife spotting
● Views over the Adelaide plains
Adventurous Women® Host Betty
Host will be carrying a small first aid kit
A hot drink / treat back at our meeting spot
- Head torch (Sorry phones won't be good enough but check your batteries!)
- Sturdy shoes
- Hiking poles (if you enjoy using them)
- Ample water
- A snack
- A whistle if you have one
- A light jacket in case it's cool
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after commencement