Arkaroo Rock Hike

Trail closed from 31 July to 31 December 2021.

Arkaroo Rock car park, walking trail and rock art viewing site will be closed due to construction that will upgrade visitor facilities from 31 July until 31 December 2021. View closure notice.

The renewal of the visitor facilities at Arkaroo Rock include an upgraded rock art viewing area, bridge, carpark area and new interpretive signage.

Walking Trail Facts
3.1 km circuit
2 hours
Suitable for
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Flinders Ranges & Outback
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Arkaroo Rock Hike

About the Walking Trail

Arkaroo Rock Hike walking mapArkaroo Rock is a significant cultural site for the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges. This hike goes to a rock shelter with their rock paintings featuring ochre and charcoal images that depict the Yura Muda (Dreaming, or creation story) of Ikara (Wilpena Pound).

Enjoy spectacular views of the Chace Range at sunset. The rock paintings are best seen in morning light.

The trail includes bridges and regular seating benches. There is interpretive signage at the carpark trailhead.


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