Blinman Pools Walk
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Parachilna Gorge Rd, Alpana

  • End: Parachilna Gorge Rd, Alpana

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Closest Town: Angorichina Village

  • Distance from CBD: 485km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -31.12664876

  • Longitude: 138.5609153

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Blinman Pools Walk is a 12km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Beginning at Angorichina Village, on the Parachilna to Blinman Road, you'll follow the Parachilna and Blinman Creeks, as they wind their way through beautiful rugged country. In some places, sheer cliffs rise almost straight up from the creekbed, providing a spectacular backdrop.

The two spring-fed creeks keep the first pool filled with water all year round. The second pool is low in summer, but after big rains it can fill up to 3 metres. At these times, the cool green waters stretch about 20-30 metres across. The Blinman Pools, with their pretty waterfalls, have been popular picnic spots since the 1800s.

Total walk 12 kms - 5 hrs return.

There are physically demanding sections, no formal track is developed. It is a challenging walk.

Best time to walk April - October.

Signs used for direction and distance indicators and points of interest along the walk.

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

About the region

Flinders Chase National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located at the west end of Kangaroo Island about 177 kilometres west-south west of the state capital of Adelaide and 110 kilometres west of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

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Total distance: 5753 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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6 thoughts on “Blinman Pools Walk (12km)

    1. Yes and I think leasehold land not a national park. Great walk though, done it several times often as part of a 3 or 4 day walk.

    1. Nicki Jackson definitely!We did this Thursday.. took us just over 4 hours and the track was quite hard to follow with lots of water in the creek!

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