Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk | 7 May 2017

pioneer women's trail walk

The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk is a great community event enjoyed each year by all who participate.

The Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk honours the early European settlers from Hahndorf who supplied Adelaide with fresh produce at a time when most foodstuffs had to be imported into South Australia.

The trail has been developed between Verdun and Beaumont and traverses the Mt Lofty Ranges, passing through the townships of Bridgewater, Stirling and Crafers. Since then thousands of enthusiastic walkers have trodden in the footsteps of previous generations.

Take up the challenge!  Walk in the footsteps of German pioneer women and men, from Hahndorf to Beaumont House or shorter distances from Bridgewater, Stirling or Eagle on the Hill. Runners are also very welcome (please note will be no traffic marshals and runners will need to bring your own water).

The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk event is a great family day out. Make a day of it and invite your family and friends to join you after the walk  in the surrounds of the beautiful garden of Beaumont House, food and drinks will be available.

Take the opportunity to wander through this wonderful old home and have a look at the historic photographs of the Pioneer Women’s Trail.

The scenery along the trail is breathtaking, there is a distance to suit all ages and fitness levels:

Hahndorf start | 26 km walk
Bridgewater start | 19 km walk
Stirling start | 12 km walk
Eagle on the Hill start | 6 km walk

pioneer women's trail walk

Start times and buses:

  • Hahndorf Institute, 59 Main Street Hahndorf: 8.30am  |  Bus leaves Beaumont House at 7.15am
  • Bridgewater Lions Park, corner of Mount Barker Rd and Bridgewater Rd: 9.30am  |  Bus leaves Beaumont House at 8.30am
  • Stirling Steamroller Park, corner of Mount Barker Rd and Avenue Rd: 11.00am  |  Bus leaves Beaumont House at 10.00am
  • Eagle on the Hill, start of The Old Bullock Track: 11.15am  |  Bus leaves Beaumont House at 10.00am

After the event the bus leaves Beaumont House for all start locations at 3.30pm.

Cost: Walk: $15 per person; children under 16 free. Bus: an additional $10 per person.

Online bookings close 5pm Saturday 6 May 2017.  Click here to book.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Trust SA website

What:      The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk 2017

When:     Sunday 7 May 2017 | 7am – 4.30pm

Where:   Hahndorf, Bridgewater, Stirling or Eagle on the Hill to Beaumont House

Who:       Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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