17/11/2021

Discover new nature trails, picnic facilities and spectacular views across the Mount Lofty Ranges at Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve is known for its beautiful natural surrounds.

By the end of 2021, visitors to Mount Bold can experience that beauty for themselves with a new trail network of more than 10 kilometres, picnic facilities and spectacular lookout.

Winding through a pine plantation and native vegetation, the trail network is positioned to showcase sweeping views over the water.

With four trail grades available, it’s suitable for walkers and hikers at all levels of experience. The trail network connects with the Heysen walking trail for a longer hike. Explore the historic Jupiter Creek Gold Diggings site or pitch your tent at Rocky Creek Campground in Kuitpo Forest or Pink Gum Campground in Onkaparinga National Park.

If you prefer a more relaxed day, a new viewing platform will showcase panoramic views across the dam wall and over the Mount Lofty Ranges. From here, you’ll be able to watch the progress of the dam wall upgrade following the closure of the existing facilities in early 2022. Log-style seating is nestled under the shade of native trees, and there are rest stops along the trails. Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing day exploring the area.

Mount Bold is South Australia’s largest reservoir, with a capacity of 46.4 gigalitres of water and over 30 kilometres of shoreline.

New visitor facilities include a car park, toilets and signage. More information about the vision for Mount Bold can be found here.

Keep an eye on reservoirs.sa.gov.au for the official opening date of Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve and get ready to explore this wonderful space in Adelaide’s south.