It is recommended that walkers refer to the detailed Lavender Federation Trail maps available from outdoor stores or local Visitor Information Centres
Link to Map Suppliers here.
Walking only. No animals permitted on the trail. Walkers must follow trail signs at all times. To deviate from the trail may mean you are trespassing on private property. Use the stiles provided over fences NOT gates which must be left as found either closed or open.
Want to CYCLE the trail? – SARTI now has an option with the Lavender Cycling Trail which roughly follows the Lavender Federation Trail
Camping is not permitted along the trail, except in designated areas See our “Where Can You Camp” for help.
EASY BUT SOME SECTIONS TRAVERSE STEEP ROCKY AND UNEVEN GROUND AND MANY CREEKS (usually dry).
Section to Mt Beevor on the eastern approach is very steep.
The Mount Horrocks section is steep, uneven and rocky in places and passes through grazing sheep to the look-out.
When can the trails be walked
The trail is in the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Barossa fire ban districts and is suitable for walking mainly between March and November or cooler days outside this period.
WALKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON DAYS OF TOTAL FIRE BANS AND FOR THE WHOLE OF THE FIRE BAN SEASON. THIS APPLIES TO ALL PRIVATE LAND. PARK’S RULES APPLY IN PARKS.
How to get there
The Lavender Federation Trail commences on the banks of the Murray River at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge is located 75kms or 50 minutes from Adelaide along the South Eastern Freeway. Alternative trail access points at various locations are shown on the detailed maps available from outdoor stores and local Visitor Information Centres.
You are responsible for your own safety at all times on the trail.
Ensure that you:
• Plan to walk a realistic distance taking stops into consideration.
• Wear solid and stable footwear with a sole that grips.
• BioSecurity: Before entering parks, reserves or private property check that boots and clothes are free of weed seeds and of dirt, mud and stones that could carry spores and diseases
• Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. Note that Potable drinking water may not be available for some distance.
• Leave no litter. Take your rubbish home.
• Do not approach stock or animals
• No Dogs in any of the private property areas.
• Use stiles over fences, NOT gates.
• You are walking on many farmlands thanks to landowners. They are carrying on thier normal farm practices, beware of implements,
especially if the farmer is spraying, avoid the area if possible.
• Fires and smoking are strictly prohibited.
• The Trail is CLOSED ON TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS
• Listen out for fire or flood warnings, if they are forecast, consider walking in a different area. You will not outrun either of these hazards!!!
• You will be walking in some very remote areas, consider walking with a companion or group.
• Many areas are remote and you may not have mobile phone coverage at all times, coverage varies depending on service provider
• If in area of no mobile signal consider turning off you mobile and trying later – to save your battery, OR carry an extra battery or USB battery pack.
• If walking alone consider carrying an EPIRB
• Tell people where you plan to walk before leaving and expected time of arrival, and check-in at the other end of the day.
• The use of detailed maps of the trail is recommended especially on more remote sections
Directional markers are used at regular intervals consisting of a silver
and green plaque with reflective directional arrow as shown here.
SARTI advise you to read ‘A guide to Better Bushwalking’ available from Bushwalking Leadership SA Inc. www.bushwalkingleadership.org.au/ before setting out on the Lavender Federation Trail.
If you require assistance call:
For Police assistance 131 444
For emergency 000 or 112 from mobile phones