- 4.7 km circuit
- 2 hours return
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking
- Grade 1, Easy Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Flinders Chase National Park
- Kangaroo Island
- Trail manager
- National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia
- Download maps & GPS files
- 1 map PDF
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
- 17 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
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, can be accessed from the trailhead off Shackle Road.
The trail is suitable for those with mobility issues, including wheelchair users and prams. You can start at the main trailhead at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre or from the off Shackle Road.
Although this walk is marked as being Wheelchair Accessible, some people may require assistance.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service SA Accessibility webpage has useful information about accessibility within national parks, including specific details about accessible parks, trails, picnic grounds, carparking and toilets.