The Mt Barker Summit


A 'must-see' is the Mount Barker Summit, which you can access via Springs Road from the centre of the Mt Barker town or the Mount Barker Summit road from Nairne, for one of the best views in the hills.

On a clear day it is possible to see Mount Lofty in the north and Lake Alexandrina in the south-east from its 517 metre elevation. There is a stone cairn on the top which tells visitors that the mountain was originally known as Yaktanga and  Wommu mu Kutra to the eastern and local Aborigines and that it was once an ancient burial site.

The Mount Barker Summit looks over the valleys toward Adelaide in one direction, and the Murray River and Coorong in the other. A special place to the indigenous Permangk people, the summit is home to a myriad of plants and birds.

The road up to the summit car park is of dirt, but in good condition. From the car park it is a short walk to a picnic ground, and from there about 10 minutes walk up to the top of the mountain where splendid views will take your breath away. You can take a more strenuous walk back down via a trail, but wear good walking shoes.

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