Dutchmans Stern Circuit
  • Length: 10.6km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Upper Eastern Track, Quorn

  • End: Upper Eastern Track, Quorn

  • Location: The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 344 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -32.307437

  • Longitude: 137.986471

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The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park...

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Dutchmans Stern Circuit is a 10.6km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Hike the prominent landmark bluff known as the Dutchmans Stern. Home to a host of plants and animals, explore the rugged landscape.
Make your way to the summit via the walking trail. The summit offers spectacular views of Spencer Gulf, surrounding ranges and the Willochra Plain.
Choice of two walks:
Follow the interpretive guide & map, featuring plants, animals and geology found along the trail. The guide was produced by the Walking Trails Support Group, in conjunction with the Royal Geographic Society of SA.
The trail is well made, with gentle grades, and some rocky, but not steep, sections.

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

Total distance: 10793 m
Max elevation: 828 m
Min elevation: 442 m
Total climbing: 666 m
Total descent: -659 m
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