Sacred Canyon Walk

Walking Trail Facts
0.8 km return
30 mins
Suitable for
Trail Class
Grade 1, Easy Walk
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Flinders Ranges & Outback
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Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Sacred Canyon Walk

About the Walking Trail

A short walk along a gum-lined creek leads to the site where ancient Aboriginal rock engravings are found in smooth sandstone walls. Wander through the gorge to view the images representing animal tracks, people and waterholes, have been pecked into the sheer rock faces with stone tools. Some images are very weathered and are best seen in the soft light of morning or afternoon.

You can scramble up the waterfall near the end of the gorge to see some more engravings.

Keep a watch out for echidnas foraging in the creek bed at the other end of the gorge.

The walk is accessible by 2WD along a 15km gravel road, located 19 kilometres south-east of Wilpena off the Hawker to Blinman Road. There are toilets in the carpark.

Out of respect for the Adnyamathanha culture please do not touch the engravings.


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Walk Contributor

Walking SA

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