An adventure to the top of the highest mountain in the Flinders Ranges which hosts fantastic views of the surrounding Wilpena Pound.

Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
Camping Permitted
Arid or Desert
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

The walk starts from the Wilpena Pound resort not too far from the information centre.

Route/Trail notes

From the resort follow the trail markers which lead you to a big board outlining all the walks in the area. Left track will take you out to Mt Ohlssen Bagge, right track will take you to St Marys Peak. The walk is well marked and easy to follow the entire way. The first half is pretty flat but don't worry because the second half makes up for that. For the most part it is just a steep walk but there are a few sections of relatively easy scrambling. From the summit you get a great look at the entire Wilpena Pound area and beyond to the desert. The mountain is significant to the Adnyamathanha people so make sure to treat it with respect - i.e. refrain from engraving your name in the summit. You can make the walk a loop by taking the longer but less steep route down from the saddle.


Non powered camping sites cost $30 a night, day pass into the National Park costs $12.50. 

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What a great adventure this was! Really nice well marked walk all the way to the summit. I would rate it as being about as difficult as Flinders Peak. The view from the top is really worthwhile, we were fortunate that the Wilpena Pound was so green and alive while we were there which was perfectly contrasted by the surrounding desert. South Australian National Parks strongly discourage doing the walk in summer so going between April and October is probably your best bet for reasonable temperatures.

Vonsnrub on 19 Sep, 2022


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