Wild Dog Hill Hike, Whyalla

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
1.2 km circuit
Duration
30 mins return
Suitable for
Hiking
Trail Class
Grade 1, Easy Walk
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Whyalla Conservation Park
Region
Eyre Peninsula
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 2 GPS files
  2. 1 website link
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Photos
6 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Wild Dog Hill Hike, Whyalla

About the Walking Trail

Hike up the sandstone outcrop in Whyalla Conservation Park, near Whyalla. It’s only a 10 minute hike up, and is ideal near sunset to take in the views over Whyalla and the nearby rugged hills.

The full loop will take about half and hour. The trail is marked as a loop over the hill, and there are various options to walk around the hill.

Markers along the trail describe how plants have adapted to the harsh environment.

Whyalla Conservation Park is located about 10km north of Whyalla, and is dominated by the red and purple sandstone Wild Dog Hill. The Hill plays a significant role in the traditions of Aboriginal people, being part of stories that teach the importance of providing constant care for babies and obeying instructions.

Please note that:

  • the Whyalla Conservation Park closes 30 minutes after sunset (it opens 30 minutes before sunset)
  • It is an 8km drive in along a dirt roads, which in some short places may be quite corrugated, although still ok for 2WD vehicles.

The entrance to the park is on the Lincoln Highway, about 10km north of Whyalla, just south of the Port Bonython turn off. The Friends of Whyalla Conservation Park have produced a map showing the access road in and location of Wild Dog Hill.

Downloads

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Photos