South Australia

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Walks in South Australia

2 km
30 mins

Cape du Couedic Hike

Location: Departs from Cape du Couedic Lightstation, Flinders Chase Nation Park<br />This 2km hike provides spectacular coastal clifftop views as it meanders between the Cape du Couedic Lightstation and Admirals Arch car park. Discover the varied and impressive techniques that plants use to grow here. Find out about Aboriginal connections with Cape du Couedic and how they survived in this harsh environment. Contemplate the drama of being shipwrecked here 110 years ago. Look for the water pool built by the lighthouse builders and watch for those who still use it today.

2.4 km return
3 hrs

Devil's Peak Trail

This climb is an awesome one, when you get to the top, you get an awesome view especially at sun set!

The Devil’s Peak trail is a moderately difficult bushwalk becoming increasingly strenuous towards the summit, where some scrambling over rocks is required. Allow 1.5 to 3 hours to complete this walk.
From the summit you will be rewarded with extensive panoramic views of Quorn, the Southern Flinders Ranges, the Horseshoe Range, Pichi Richi Pass, Port August, Upper Spencer Gulf and beyond to Wilpena Pound.
Devil’s Peak is 697m high, and along this walk you may observe many good examples of “faulting”, discover fossil impressions of ancient lifeforms, and see a variety of native fauna and flora.


Mt Woodroffe

The tallest mountain in South Australia. Deep in the remote outback, but on APY lands so permit required. Diversetravel run an annual tour in May. No marked track, spinifex and remoteness make this a challenge.

14 km
5 hrs

Sole Walk

Fantastic coastal walk from Kangaroo Island Lookout to Meehan Hill. A section of Walk the Yorke trail.

2.1 km return
1 hr

The Breakaways

Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park consists of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name ‘The Breakaways.’ The two lookouts highlight the open spaces and colourful environment, leaving an impression of the long gone inland sea that our early explorers dreamt of. As the day goes by, the passing of the sun changes the desert colours, creating photogenic scenes that appear surreal.

Walks in Kangaroo Island

3 km
45 mins

Weirs Cove Hike

Location: Cape du Couedic Road, Flinders Chase National Park
Imagine spending three months or more waiting for fresh supplies... Hike from Cape du Couedic Lightstation to Weirs Cove (3km return) to appreciate the life of a lightkeeper, not to mention his long walk to bringing the groceries home. Discover the method of landing people and supplies along this treacherous coastline.

2.2 km return
1 hr

Seaview Loop

Capture views across of the Adelaide Plains and the coast on this loop through Sheperds Hill. The fire trail is popular with dog walkers and running groups though it does have some steep and loose sections.

6.1 km return
2.5 hrs

Viaduct Track Loop

Visit the old railway tunnel and viaduct remains in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park and adjacent Watiparinga Reserve. The walk starts on the River Red Gum Loop before branching onto the Viaduct Track.