Platypus Waterholes Walk

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
4.7 km circuit
Duration
2 hours return
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking
Trail Class
Grade 1, Easy Walk
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Flinders Chase National Park
Region
Kangaroo Island
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
  3. 1 website link
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Photos
17 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Platypus Waterholes Walk

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About the Walking Trail

Platypus are rare in South Australia, but with some patience you might be in with a chance of seeing some on this walk. With viewing platforms scattered around the waterholes you can sit quietly and wait to spot the movement of a platypus. Dawn and dusk are the best times to catch a glimpse of one.

The walk begins from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and passes the Black Swamp Lookout shelter and through Black Swamp.

Birdlife, kangaroos, wallabies, geese, echidnas and goannas are regularly seen on this walk.

A shorter walk, suitable for those with mobility issues, can be accessed from the trailhead off Shackle Road.

Downloads

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Photos

Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health, wellbeing, organised events, adventure, environmental appreciation and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.