- 6.6 km return
- 2 hours return
- Suitable for
- Grade 1, Easy Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
- Flinders Ranges & Outback
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 8 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
About the Walking Trail
Walk through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound.
The walk begins from the trailhead at the Wilpena Visitor Centre. The start of the walk is through the Pound Gap, following Wilpena Creek through tall river red gums and pines. After crossing Wilpena Creek and passing the water hole, the trail road ends next to an info shelter. The trail is accessible to wheelchairs and prams to this point. A bus shuttle service also operates to this point.
From this point you can choose to continue along the walking trail, which is easier, or along the dirt road which climbs above Sliding Rock – watch out for kangaroos and echidnas. The walk continues to Hills Homestead, where you can read about the original inhabitants of the cottage and their struggles with the harsh Australian conditions. There are toilets and picnic tables here.