Second Valley Forest (Fleurieu Peninsula)

About Second Valley Forest

Second Valley Forest is located within our Mount Lofty Ranges forest estate.

It provides sustainable softwood production, provide habitat for native flora and fauna and are also home to water catchments.

Second Valley Forest is a comfortable drive from Adelaide, located near South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

More than 30,000 people visit Second Valley Forest each year to visit our walking trail network and explore the natural creeks, rockpools and breathtaking Ingalalla Falls, near the township of Hay Flat.

How to get there

Second Valley Forest is situated in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, 1.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide, near the township of Mount Hayfield. From Adelaide you can take the Southern Express Way and Main South Roads to Yankalilla, then turn on to Hay Flat Road.

Contact us

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 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year. (These dates may be extended in areas where high fire danger persists).

Ingalalla Falls

Natural creeks, rockpools and pristine waterfalls along a bush trail … it’s no wonder more than 80,000 people visit Ingalalla Falls each year.

Visit Second Valley Forest and check them out for yourself.

Visit Ingalalla Falls