Beach, Birds & Bush (Fish Cannery Walking Trail)

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
4 km return
Duration
1.5 hours return
Difficulty
Moderate
Terrain
Undulating
Region
Kangaroo Island
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
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Photos
6 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Beach, Birds & Bush (Fish Cannery Walking Trail)

About the Walking Trail

A trail through the scrub to the ruins of a fish cannery built in the late 1890s. The trail begins at the carpark and trailhead at the end of Scenic Drive, opposite Wattle Avenue and where the dirt road Lierich Drive begins. The American River Progress Association keeps the brochures at the trailhead stocked, or download the brochure now. The trail is 3km return, 1.5 hours return from the end of Scenic Drive.

An easy, meandering walk through the bush, with birds in abundance, and native shrubs and orchids in flowering season. Along the way Glossy-Black Cockatoos can often be seen and heard feeding. At the end of the trail the remains of a fish cannery can be seen. If you wander back along the beach, many seabirds and waders can be observed.

There are some good photos of the walk at the bottom of Diana’s SA Hiker blog.

You can also begin this hike from The Corner, at the intersection of Buick Drive, Scenic Drive, Redbanks Road and Tangara Drive. There is a pleasant 1.3km walking path that begins here and follows alongside the road.

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