About Second Valley Forest
Second Valley Forest is located on Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Country, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Consisting of about 2,000ha of pine plantations and more than 250 ha of Native Forest Reserves and conservation zones containing ecologically important Fleurieu swamps, it provides sustainable softwood production and protects critical habitat for native flora and fauna.
Second Valley Forest was established in the Fleurieu Peninsula more than 100 years ago, following the first plantings in 1912. During this year, a Mr J Small was sent from Parilla (near Pinnaroo) to begin operations and he took five men with him to commence plantings. Of these five men, four were members of the local Jones family. A century later, members of the Jones family have provided more than 250 years of service to our organisation, with one descendant still working as a important part of our team!
The forest is also home to the spectacular Ingalalla Falls. More than 70,000 people visit each year to picnic, enjoy our walking trails and explore the natural creeks, rockpools and breathtaking waterfalls.
Second Valley Forest also contains Jones Journey and the Wilampa Trail. These two 7-8km shared-use loop trails cater for horse riders, walkers, trail runners and bike riders. Dogs are also welcome on a lead.
How to get there
Second Valley Forest is a comfortable 1.5 hour drive from Adelaide, located near the townships of Yankalilla, Delamere and Second Valley, and also Deep Creek National Park.
Departing from Adelaide, take the Southern Expressway and then Main South Road to Yankalilla and Normanville, then turn on to Hay Flat Road towards Ingalalla Falls.
To find out more, please send us an email.
The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.
For fire ban information phone 1800 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.
Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land between November 1 and April 30 in any year. (These dates may be extended in areas where high fire danger persists).