Rocky River Hike

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
13 km one way
Duration
3-4 hours one-way
Suitable for
Walking, Hiking, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Terrain
Undulating
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
18 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Rocky River Hike

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About the Walking Trail

Follow the shady paths along the pristine Rocky River through to Snake Lagoon. Experience the river bank communities, low woodlands and open forests. Even in the drier months spring-fed pools provide life giving water to birds, reptiles, insects and mammals.

This trail is also the first day’s hike of the five day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

Access the trail from the walking trailhead at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. The trail includes the Platypus Waterholes Walk. Alternatively, the trail can be started from Rocky River Bridge on West Bay Road, or the Platypus Waterholes car park off Shackle Road.

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

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.