About the Walking Route
Enjoy a bushwalk into Napperby Gorge along the Napperby Creek to the Hells Gate waterfall.
The walk begins from the end of Gulf View Road East (near 116), at Gate 6, (of the Napperby Block, Mount Remarkable National Park.) There is a small roadside parking area adjacent the gate and Napperby Scout Camp sign.
Proceed through Gate 6, past the Napperby Scout Camp sign. You can walk straight on (veer left), but after a few hundred metres is can be a tricky descent into the creek, or instead veer right and walk through the scout camp, and follow the walking trail out the other side.
The first 300m of the walk, from the start at Gate 6, is on fire track or walking trail. After that, the walk moves into the Napperby Creek. There are a couple of sections with parallel fire tracks. It’s a typical Flinders Ranges creek, so much of it is wide and flat, and easy to follow and walk in.
After 1.4km from the start at Gate 6, you will reach a narrow gorge and steep waterfall, named Hells Gate. This makes a good turn around point, as the the creek beyond this point is narrower.
On your return walk, retrace your steps. Returning it is easier to naturally stay on a fire track that is parallel to the creek, but as it is on the opposite side of the creek to the scout camp, keep a careful watch out for when to cross the creek back to the scout camp and the start of the walk at Gate 6.
The walk is not marked or signposted.
In November 2017 a concept trail, the Port Pirie to Flinders Ranges Gateway Trail, was one of regional projects to receive funding under the Fund My Neighbourhood program. The hiking trail will connect Port Pirie via the Port Pirie to Napperby Cycle Track, and this Napperby Gorge Hike via the Napperby Scout Camp, to the Bluff Tower lookout. It will link with key attractions in the Southern Flinders Ranges including the Heysen Trail and Wirrabara Forest trail network. Hikers will be able to enjoy spectacular ridge-line scenery and views of the Spencer Gulf.