Section 1A: Kingston Park to Majors Road

The Adelaide100® trail in this section starts at the beach at Kingston Park, beneath the Tjilbruke Monument. The trail ascends from the beach through sidestreets to reach the first in a series of large reserves and national parks, the O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. Currently the trail ends at Majors Road, near the entrance to Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. The trail will continue through the national park, Happy Valley Reservoir and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park to Belair National Park.

About this Section

When complete this section of trail will be approx 30km long and continue Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, Happy Valley Reservoir and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park to Belair National Park.

From the carpark at Kingston Beach ascend the staircases and take time to visit Tjilbruke  Monument, at the end of the 20m spur. The monument acknowledges the dreamtime stories of Tjilbruke and the First Nations peoples, of the creation of the water sources and landforms of coastal Fleurieu Peninsula.

Beyond the monument is Kingston House, built in 1840, and is one South Australia’s oldest remaining houses. Volunteers open the house on Sunday afternoons for Devonshire Tea.

The trail navigates the suburban streets and roads through to a green corridor, the Gully Road reserve. The reserve leads into O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, which was once a bald ugly windswept wasteland. The O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park is becoming part of the nearby new national park, and the park’s name will gradually transition to Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. The Friends of O’Halloran Hill been revegetating the park with native trees, to an extent that it is now an inviting destination to enjoy the environment, and for recreational use by walkers and mountain bikers. The trail climbs to an elevation of 200m, with vantage points where you can pause and reflect at views of the Hills, the suburbs, the city and coast — the whole of the Adelaide100®.

Using a tunnel under the Southern Expressway the trail accesses the eastern part of O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. The route here of the Adelaide100® has been chosen for walkers to avoid as much as possible the popular cyclist trail, the  Patrick Jonker Veloway.

The trail currently ends at Majors Road.

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Main Adelaide100® trail marked in blue
Main Adelaide100® trail
Optional spur/alternate route trails marked in red
Optional spur/alternate route trails
Start/Finish of Sections marked with black icons
Start/Finish of Sections
Points of Interest or Information marked with green icons
Points of Interest or Information
Walking Directions marked with orange icons
Walking Directions
Food and Refreshments marked with blue icon of cutlery
Food and Refreshments
Accommodation options marked with blue icon of bed
Accommodation options
Toilets marked with grey toilet icon
Toilets

Elevation Profile

Elevation profile of Adelaide100® Section 1A (Kingston Park to Majors Road)
  • Distance

    6.8km (2-3 hours)

  • Start this section

    This Adelaide100® sections starts at Kingston Park, near the headland where the trail turns inland at the carpark south of the caravan park.

    Link to location in Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cGCP7cA5KzYzXdek7

  • End this section

    End this section of the Adelaide100® trail at Majors Road.

    Link to location in Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/vu7NfWFFh51T3Zqz6

  • Getting to and from the trail

    This trail section is through suburban Adelaide, and is serviced by public transport.

    There are two train stations near the start of this section, at Seacliff and Marino, with train services on the Seaford Line.

    Check Adelaide Metro for train and other bus services along the route.

    Car parking is available along streets and reserves along the route.

  • Terrain

    The trail is varied, following streetside footpaths and trails through reserves and national parks.

    Elevation at start: 6m
    Elevation at finish: 198m
    Minimum elevation: 12m
    Maximum elevation:  205m
    Total climbing: 224m
    Total descending: 31m

  • Need to know

    The trail is open year-round.

    O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park and Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta are closed on days of Cat­astroph­ic Fire Dan­ger and may also be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger. These closures tend to only occur in warmer summer months, but can be as early as October, through to mid April. You can deter­mine the cur­rent fire dan­ger rat­ing of the Adelaide Metropolitan district by check­ing the Fire Ban Dis­trict map on the CFS website, or by phoning the CFS Bush­fire Infor­ma­tion Hot­line on 1800 362 361.

    The trails in O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park are popular with mountain bikers, and some of the trail is shared use, so be wary of bikes.

    Dogs are permitted on some of the Adelaide100® trail, but often not in national parks or reserves. However, dogs are welcome in O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. Please ensure you:

    • keep your dog under con­trol and on a lead no more than two metres in length.
    • stick to des­ig­nat­ed walk­ing trails.
    • bring dis­pos­able bags to clean up your dog’s fae­ces (please be aware there are no bins in nation­al parks).
  • Refreshments

    Just 300m north from the start of this section, the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club serves meals.

  • Toilets

    There are public toilets:

  • Staying along the trail

    At the start of the section, there is a caravan park at Kingston Beach.

  • Places of interest

    Spend some time at Tjilbruke Monument above Kingston Beach. The monument acknowledges the dreamtime stories of Tjilbruke and the First Nations peoples, of the creation of the water sources and landforms of coastal Fleurieu Peninsula.

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Map Legend
Main Adelaide100® trail marked in blue
Main Adelaide100® trail
Optional spur/alternate route trails marked in red
Optional spur/alternate route trails
Start/Finish of Sections marked with black icons
Start/Finish of Sections
Points of Interest or Information marked with green icons
Points of Interest or Information
Walking Directions marked with orange icons
Walking Directions
Food and Refreshments marked with blue icon of cutlery
Food and Refreshments
Accommodation options marked with blue icon of bed
Accommodation options
Toilets marked with grey toilet icon
Toilets