Nukan Kungun Hike, Salt Creek to 42 Mile Crossing, Coorong National Park

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
25 km return
Duration
2 days return
Suitable for
Hiking
Difficulty
Easy
Terrain
Flat
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Coorong National Park
Region
Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 map PDFs
  2. 2 GPS files
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Photos
4 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Nukan Kungun Hike, Salt Creek to 42 Mile Crossing, Coorong National Park

About the Walking Trail

Nukan Kungun Hike is a 25km trail through the Coorong National Park. Starting from Salt Creek it links some of the more popular trails in the park, concluding at the 42 Mile Crossing campground.

From the campground you may continue over the sand dunes to the ocean beach, a further 1.3km.

Secluded bush campsites are dotted along the trail.

Nakun Kungun, pronounced ‘Nackan Koon-nun’, is Ngarrindjeri for ‘Looking and Listening’. The trail passes through several different plant communities including mallee woodlands, tall tea-tree shrublands and spinifex grasslands. It also passes numerous ephemeral sale lakes. Encounters with wildlife, particularly kangaroos, wombats and emus are common. If you are lucky you may even see an endangered malleefowl.

Suggested walk is to start at Salt Creek and walk one day (25km) south to camp at 42 Mile Crossing. After setting up camp, walk over the sand dunes to the coast. On the second day, return to Salt Creek. The walk could also be done one-way by using as car shuffle.

View a detailed description at the blog Notes from a Trailhead.

Downloads

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Photos

Walk Contributor

Notes from a Trailhead

jeremyc.com

I love nothing more then experiencing life outdoors by man power - hiking, cycling and paddling. Camping along the way in remote and beautiful locations. And I like the share what I find, so enjoy! Most trips have great photos, topo & walk maps and detailed track notes with them, and GPS files.