The adventure in and around the Barossa Region reservoir reserves just got bigger and more exciting with more than 12 thousand hectares of native bushland, plantation forests and conservation parks now linked by a network of new trails open in time to explore this June long weekend.
The new 9.5 kilometre trail connecting the South Para and Warren reservoir reserves makes it easier for visitors to experience the beauty of both sites and enjoy a range of activities like picnicking, cycling and fishing, with a separate trail linking South Para to nearby Williamstown.
The new trails add to an already established network of tens of kilometres of tracks taking walkers, runners and cyclists through stunning landscapes.
The new trails allow people to run or hike between two of the state’s prominent reservoir reserves while also interconnecting with access to pitch a tent at camping grounds in the nearby Mount Crawford Forest or Para Wirra Conservation Park.
For the more adventurous types with hiking experience, the north Warren loop trail connects to a beautiful but challenging 20-kilometre trek winding through the Mount Crawford Forest, South Para Reservoir Reserve and to Para Wirra.
Since opening South Para Reservoir Reserve and improving access and broadening recreational activities at Warren Reservoir Reserve, more than 15,000 visitors have accessed the reserves.
Opening for expanded recreational access last year, visitors can use the South Para and Warren reservoir reserves for a range of activities including kayaking, bushwalking, cycling and picnicking, with fishing available with the required fishing permit.
Current South Australian regulations permit people to safely visit reservoir reserves and conservation parks that are open for public access following social distancing guidelines.