Experience the incredible journey taken by our early village German pioneer women as they carried their produce on foot from Hahndorf to Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills.
Each year hundreds of walkers make the trek following the trail made by pioneer women 180 years ago.
This year marks 180 years since the establishment of Hahndorf, and it is the 10th year of this event.
The Pioneer Women’s Trail was rediscovered by members of the Hahndorf and Burnside Branches of the National Trust, and Walking SA in 1980. The annual Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk retraces their steps over 26km from Hahndorf to Beaumont.
The trail is approximately 26km long and mainly follows country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the Adelaide Hills with historic homes, deciduous trees and native bushland.
Commencing in Hahndorf through to Verdun, the trail winds through Bridgewater, following Cox Creek part of the way.
After traversing beautiful Mount George Conservation Park the trail detours through Stirling, and continues through Crafers and Cleland Conservation Park, before joining the Old Bullock Track, finally emerging to stunning city views and the descent to Beaumont House in Burnside.
The full walk starts at 8.30am from the Hahndorf Institute.
You can also choose to do a shorter walk by starting at three other points – Bridgewater (19km, starting at 9.30am), Stirling (12km, starting at 11am) and Eagle on the Hill (6km, starting at 11.15am).
As the walkers descend from Hahndorf you can join in a special harvest celebration with live music, food, wine and produce in the beautiful autumn splendour of the Beaumont House gardens.
You can lend a hand picking olives in the 150-year-old olive grove for Davenport Olive Oil. Admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival can be purchased at the gate.
Buses serve all starting points and there is a return bus to Hahndorf departing Beaumont House at 3.30pm. All walkers receive free admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival.
Walker registration is $20 per person or $15 for groups of 5 or more. Buses are $10 per person one way.
With the most accommodation options in the Adelaide Hills, the Haus Group provides a variety of Hahndorf accommodation properties right in the heart of Hahndorf perfectly located to participate in the 2019 Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk.
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