Silverton’s Heritage Walking Trail

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Head out for a walk on Silverton’s Heritage Walking Trail. It takes around two hours walking time and takes in some wonderful sights. You will see Silverton and all its buildings including the magnificent Mundi Mundi Plains, a few other sites include a superb view of the original Umberumberka Mine and the Silverton Tramway. Depending on the time of year, you may see beautiful wildflowers and no doubt a good few of the “locals”…kangaroos that is. You could also see other wildlife such as birds (the occasional wedge tail eagle) and various species of lizards. There are signs along the way with information about all of this. At the top of the hills there’s a picnic table where you can stop and catch your breath from the walk, then catch it again when you’ve had a good look at your surroundings…just beautiful. A fantastic place for an elevated picnic!

No dogs are allowed on the walking trail and you should take water with you…it’s a bit of a hike! Wear good sturdy shoes, dress for the weather conditions, wear a hat and it’s a good idea to let someone know you’re heading up there. You need to be about average fitness to do the walk, there are a few steep bits and it’s a bit rocky, so take it steady and stop regularly to take in the views.

The trail starts at Penrose Park, follow the signs across the creek and head through Silverton, keep following the signs and the white rocks. If you prefer, you can pick up the trail diagonally across the road from the Hotel, behind the Telstra exchange box.

Heritage walking trail map

  1. Silverton Courthouse / Memorial Youth Camp
  2. Silverton Goal
  3. Silverton School Museum
  4. Beyond 39 Dips (Visitor Information Centre )
  5. CowZ Art Gallery
  6. Mad Max Museum
  7. Silverton Cafe
  8. Dynon’s Art Gallery
  9. Silverton Hotel
  10. Silverton Photography
  11. Horizon Gallery