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Found 11 walks

Rawnsley Bluff and Wilpena Pound Lookout
8.8 km return
3 h 15 min to 5 h
Rawnsley Bluff and Wilpena Pound Lookout
8.8 km
Return

Walk
3 h 15 min to 5 h

Starting from the Rawnsley Bluff Carpark at the end of the Mawson Trail, near the Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges, this walk leads to Rawnsley Bluff and the Wilpena Pound Lookout via the Rawnsley Bluff Trail. Flinders Ranges has a beautiful, rugged and unique landscape with vivid red, yellow and green colours. It is a paradise for hikers, and presents a great opportunity to explore the outback of South Australia. From the carpark, the trail follows the creek bed for about 600m before you begin climbing the foothills of the main range. The trail gradually steepens to a climb until reaching the Lone Pine Lookout, from where there are views along the escarpment and towards Elder Range. From here, the worst of the climb is over and the trail becomes less steep as you approach the summit. Along the way you'll pass the Wilpena Pound Lookout, which provides an excellent view down the centre of Wilpena Pound. Further along, at the top of Rawnsley Bluff, there are panoramic views to the south and east overlooking Chace Range. This is a challenging hike, involving a very tough climb early on, and a lot of scrambling up rocks. The trail is generally well formed, and has clear signage. This hike is best suited for reasonably fit and experienced bushwalkers. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended, as the trail is very rough in places. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


The Dutchmans Valley Hike
11.4 km return
3 h to 5 h
The Dutchmans Valley Hike
11.4 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Run
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

Starting from the Gate 3 car park on Dutchmans Stern Road, Quorn, this walk takes you to the Middle Lookout and back via The Dutchmans Valley Hike. Located northwest of Quorn in the Flinders Ranges, The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park is a protected area containing a mountain known as 'The Dutchmans Stern', named by Captain Matthew Flinders due to its similarity to 18th-century Dutch sailing ships. Western grey kangaroos, red kangaroos, yellow-footed rock wallabies, euros and echidnas can be seen in the park, and the diverse vegetation attracts a wide range of birdlife. This hike partially follows a section of the Heysen Trail west of the Dutchman Range, leading to two lookouts with spectacular views down Spencer Gulf and northwest towards Lake Torrens. The hike climbs gradually along the Northern Boundary Track, then heads south along the Valley Track and continues to the Middle Lookout, located a couple of kilometres beyond the turnoff for the Heysen Trail. After spending some time enjoying the views, walkers can head back along the same route. This hike consists of wide fire tracks, with some short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Blinman Pools Walk
11.6 km return
3 h to 5 h
Blinman Pools Walk
11.6 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 5 h

Starting from the Angorichina Village car park on Parachilna Gorge Road, Alpana, this walk takes you to the Blinman Pools and back via the Blinman Pools Walking Trail. Located in a rocky creek bed at the foothills of the Flinders Ranges, the Blinman Pools are beautiful natural pools that have been popular picnic spots since the 1800s. This moderately challenging walk follows the Parachilna and Blinman creeks as they wind through the rugged landscape, forming pools surrounded by aquatic plants below small waterfalls, with sheer cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop. From a small information shelter, the trail descends into Parachilna Gorge behind the village, passing abandoned ruins of settler dugouts and crossing several footbridges along the creek bed, with towering red river gums providing shade along the way. The two spring-fed creeks keep the first pool filled with water all year round, while the second pool is often low in summer but fills up after heavy rains. After spending some time enjoying the pools, walkers can head back along the same route. This walk mostly follows a rocky creek bed, with no formal track, some gentle hills, creek crossings and uneven rocky terrain, suitable for moderate fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Swim
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Saint Mary Peak/Ngarri Mudlanha
13.7 km return
5 h to 7 h 30 min
Saint Mary Peak/Ngarri Mudlanha
13.7 km
Return

Walk
5 h to 7 h 30 min

Starting near the Wilpena Pound Resort at the end of Wilpena Road, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, this walk leads to the summit of Saint Mary Peak and back via the Outside Trail. Saint Mary Peak is the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges and the eighth highest peak in South Australia, with a height of 1,171 metres. In Aboriginal culture Ngarri Mudlanha means ‘dizzy thoughts’. From the summit, walkers are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Flinders Ranges, Aroona Valley, and the salt plains to the west. The peak is part of Wilpena Pound, an ovular ridge of mountains for which South Australia is renowned. Wilpena Pound has a wide variety of flora and fauna, and is home to Sturt's desert pea, river gums, mallee, acacia and casuarinas. The wildlife includes the red kangaroo, the euro, the yellow-footed rock wallaby, 18 species of snakes, 60 species of lizard, dingoes, emus, galahs and wedge-tailed eagles. This hike has steep climbs and rugged terrain, and is suited for enthusiastic bushwalkers who enjoy a rewarding challenge. The directions are often marked in very subtle hard-to-spot ways, such as faded arrows scratched into the rocks. The last 2km to the peak involves a lot of rock scrambling, but the view makes the effort worthwhile. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Malloga Falls Hike
21.9 km return
6 h to 8 h


Found 11 walks