The walk on Sheoak Trail in Waite Conservation Park, is a pleasant, scenic experience with great city views.
The walk starts at Waite Campus Park. Walk on Hartley Grove and head towards Wild Dog Trail. After a steep climb and well deserved break to admire the city views, take the Pultanaea Hill Trail. At gate 89 take the new update Sheoak Loop Trail that takes you to an geologically interesting quarry, with ripples from sea-floor of 700 millions years ago.
Turn right on Yurebilla trail, continue on Southern Boundary track, then Springfield track. Again turn right on Yurebilla trail, then Old Coach Road and down on Wild Dog Trail to return to car park.
Distance walked is 9 km and takes 3 hours. Admire on the track the new interpretative signs in the Quarry, with significant geological features, the abundant flora of natives, Clematis vitalba or Old Man’s Beard, Orchids in spring, Sundew, Pink Fingers to name a few. Another attraction was a small cave, which can be explored by young children. On the walk we encountered kangaroos and deer.