Gawler Rivers Walk: In Light's Footsteps

The rivers in Gawler were central to the life and culture of local Kaurna people living in the region. In 1839, William Light undertook the Gawler Special Survey and planned Gawlertown based on its position - the first overnight stop for travel from Adelaide to future farming and transport in the north, Barossa and River Murray. Industries – flourmills, foundries, brewing, bluestone for building, gas production for lighting and water supply, feature on the walk and many historic housing styles. This history, flora and fauna will be on display. 3km walk, return transport available for refreshments and other festival events.

Bookings essential by phone/email.

Event Details


Venue information

  • Bookings required

  • Partial wheelchair access

Event type

Guided tour

Dates and times

Sat 11 May, 10.30am-12.30pm; Tue 21 May, 2-4pm


Dead Man's Pass (car park), Gawler Tce, Gawler South


By donation


Bookings essential by phone/email.


Adrian Shackley or Sue Coldbeck
0429 004 363 or 8522 4363
finniss [at]

Event capacity

Maximum 20

Accessibility information

Most of the walk is on a wheelchair usable path. The early part of the walk is possible for wheelchairs but is a bit steeper.