Black Swamp Circuit
  • Length: 7.9km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Woodland Walk, Flinders Chase

  • End: Woodland Walk, Flinders Chase

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  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 267 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.950698014

  • Longitude: 136.734748017

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Black Swamp Circuit is a 7.9km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Flinders Chase National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Linked with the Platypus Waterholes Walk, this half-day hike takes you through the diverse habitats of Rocky River. The trail meanders through forest and woodland, providing picturesque views of the river and opportunities to watch for Platypus. Listen for honeyeaters in the forest canopy, and look for delicate orchids in winter and spring.

The hike begins at the walking trailhead at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre and 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.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA