New trails open more of Bundaleer Reservoir to public exploration

Visitors will be able to explore even more of Bundaleer Reservoir with new trails opening to the public.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs announced that 10 kilometres of new trails will let people access an additional 200 hectares of the reserve for land-based activities such as walking, running, and bike riding.

"Bundaleer's new trails expand the area open for land-based activities and form part of a more than 14 kilometre network which caters to people looking for either a leisurely stroll or workout," he said.

"In addition to looping around the reservoir, people will now be able to explore the reserve's bushland and rolling hills, with an opportunity for new trails to connect with the 1,200 kilometre Heysen Trail in the future.

"New visitor amenities have also been installed around the site to help provide more convenient spots for a picnic while taking in the serenity."

Mr Speirs added that Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve is open for water-based activities which include kayaking and fishing.

"A shoreline launch point for canoes and kayaks near the site's entrance allows people to easily push off for a paddle and enjoy the surrounding landscape from the water," he said.

"You can even drop a line in for that catch of the day, with a valid fishing permit."

More information about recreational access at South Australia's reservoir reserves, including conditions of entry, can be found on the Reservoir Reserves website.