Wilkawillina Gorge Hike

Walking Trail Facts
Distance
12.7 km one way
Duration
12 hours return (7 hour return option)
Suitable for
Hiking
Trail Class
Grade 4, Hard Hike
Terrain
Undulating
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Region
Flinders Ranges & Outback
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
  3. 1 website link
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Photos
13 photos
Travel options
  1. Car
Travel time from Adelaide
2+ hours
Wilkawillina Gorge Hike

About the Walking Trail

Follow Ten Mile Creek through Wilkawillina Gorge to explore the habitat of the native Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. Spot the wallabies on the unique geological features of this gorge. The permanent water source is in contrast to its drier surrounds. The trail is in the eastern side of the national park.

Begin the hike from either:

  • Mt Billy Creek Trailhead, which is at the end of the 6.5km gravel Wilkawillina Road, off the gravel Wirrealpa Road. The turn-off is clearly signposted.
  • Little Bunkers Trailhead, on the gravel Wirrealpa Road, 6.0km after the Wilkawillina Road turn-off. The Little Bunkers Trailhead can be easily missed if you are not expecting it, the car park is a simple pull-off the road, and there is a small metal leaflet box there.

Starting from the Mt Billy Creek Trailhead is recommended.

The hike is 12.7km and 6 hours one-way (you’ll need to do a car shuffle or have a driver for this option), or 25.4km and 12 hours return. An more manageable option would be to start from Mt Billy Creek Trailhead and hike to the eastern end of Wilkawillina Gorge where the trail leaves the gorge and turns south. This is 7.3km one-way, so would make a 14.6km and 7 hour return hike.

You can view more Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies in their natural habitat by driving into Brachina Gorge.

Download the Wilkawillina brochure, map and trail notes, one of the Flinders Ranges Walk brochures by Walking Trails Support Group.

Downloads

Download KML/KMZ file
Download GPX file

Photos

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