Visit the historic Inneston village, once a thriving mining town in the early 1900's, and explore the ruins of an abandoned gypsum town along the Inneston Historic Walk. A very popular walk, starting from just inside the gate at the Inneston car park. Inneston Historic Walk is a four kilometre return walking trail taking approximately two hours. Be aware of unstable ruins and make sure you carry enough water.
This well marked trail takes the visitor back to the gypsum-mining era from 1913 to 1930, where interpretive signs tell the story of the close-knit community of Inneston village. Once home to around 200 people, Inneston was completely self-sufficient, having its own school, post office, bakery, general store and tennis court. The lonely ruins stand proudly as a reminder of those bygone days.
Make the most of your visit and stay in one of the heritage cottages available at the old Inneston Township. Dotted among the ruins are several self-contained miners' lodges that have been restored back to their original charm. Engineers and Managers lodges offer stunning views across Inneston Lake and Shepherds Hut is situated close to beautiful Shell Beach. Wake up to wildlife on your doorstep with campsites nearby.
Inneston Historic Walk
Innes National Park
South Australia 5575