Bushwalking

Enjoy the magnificent nature of the Ikara Flinders Ranges

Annual Summer Walking Trail Closures

Multiple walking trails within Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park will be closed from 6:00 pm Friday 30 November until 6:00 am Friday 1 March 2019 in the interest of public safety, as a result of anticipated high daytime temperatures likely to be experienced during this period. This closure applies to:

  • St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha) Hike - loop route (inside trail)
  • Malloga Falls Hike
  • Cooinda Camp Trail (including Cooinda Campground)
  • St Mary Peak (Ngarri Mudlanha) Hike - direct route (outside trail)
  • Mount Ohlssen-Bagge Hike - where it diverges from the Boom and Bust Trail

For further information on the trail closures refer to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park - Wilpena Pound map or contact:

Natural Resource Centre - Port Augusta  (+61 8) 8648 5300  DEW.SAALParksAccommodation@sa.gov.au

Flinders Ranges Bushwalking

Trails range from the leisurely hour-long Drought Busters Trail highlighting native plants to full-day return walks to St. Mary Peak*, the highest point in the Flinders, or Edeowie Gorge and Glenora Falls. The famous Heysen Trail stretching from Parachilna to Cape Jervis, south of Adelaide, also passes through this region. Maps and trail brochures are available at the Visitor Information Centre, or you can join one of our guided tours.

*St Mary Peak is central to the Adnyamathanha creation story. The Adnyamathaha people of the Flinders Ranges prefer that visitors do not climb to the summit of the peak.

NOTE: The following walks are closed each summer (2018/19 dates to be advised) due to severe heat conditions expected during the summer.

  • St. Mary Peak
  • Mt Ohlssen Bagge

For up-to-date track closure information please click on Alerts at the top right of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Parks webpage

Guided Walk into Wilpena Pound

Duration: Approx 2 hours - Walking distance: 2.5kms return - easy

A leisurely walk along Wilpena Creek into Wilpena Pound and on to the Old Hills Homestead where you can learn about the hardships the Hills family had to face at the turn of the century. There is an optional hike up to Wangarra Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Be silenced by the extraordinary beauty of the great river red gums as you nibble on cake and coffee by the Homestead.

  • $45.00 per person (minimum of 4 people)

Yura Udnyu - Our Culture, Your Culture

Duration: Approx 2 hours - Walking distance: 2.5kms return - easy

For a fascinating cultural experience, join one of our experienced Yura guides for an informative stroll to Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia's oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements. Walk along Wilpena Creek past magnificent river red gums with stunning views of Wilpena Pound in the distance. Learn about the landscape and bio-diversity from the perspective of the Adnyamathanha people. An easy to moderate 2km walk.

  • 45 per adult
  • 35 per child (12 yrs or less)
  • 120 per family (2 adults + 3 children)