South Australia

40 Great Short Walks

There is a small guide named « 40 Great Short Walks », published by Trails SA, and it has good ideas and is well made. You can get it at the Adelaide Visitor Centre or just download it online: PDF, 10 MB.

Most of the walks in the guidebook are around Adelaide or in the south of SA, but you’ll find some walks around the Flinders Ranges too.

The guidebook is well written, with different kind of walks, most of them are easy to medium, and tracks are well signed and easy to access.

Explore a salt lake — at Lake Hart

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 2 km
  • 30 minutes
  • Easy
  • 5/5
Most people just drive the Stuart Hwy without event looking out the window or leaving their air conditioned car. They don’t see the strange and colorful landscapes around them, they just try to get to the next town as fast as they can. How can anyone do that when the journey is so amazing? Yes the landscape can be monotonous and sometimes even boring, but the size of it makes it exceptional. And you can’t argue against a few stops along the way just to wander around and get a glimpse of the remote places you are getting through. Open map in new tab And one of those stops is the Lake (...)

Hidden Gorge — Mt Remarkable NP

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 17 km
  • 5 hours
  • Medium
  • 5/5
Access By car : park your vehicle on the day area of Mambray Creek Campground 32 50 19 S 138 2 28 E, in Mount Remarkable National Park. The access is from Highway 1 between Port Augusta and Port Pirie. Fee : $10 a day per vehicle or $18 per vehicle to camp at Mambray Creek (solar hot showers). Caution: from 2014 you have to book in advance on the South Australian national parks website. Free for pedestrians and cyclists. Itinerary Leave Mambray Creek Campground and follow the Mambray Creek Track. The good news is that most of the time this part has good shade, so it won’t be too hot. (...)