Fish Cannery Walking Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Scenic Dr, American River

  • End: Scenic Dr, American River

  • Location: Kangaroo Island

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  • Distance from CBD: 166 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.773778

  • Longitude: 137.780792

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Fish Cannery Walking Trail is a 4km, grade 3 return hike, located in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A trail through the scrub to the ruins of a fish cannery built in the late 1890s. The trail begins at the carpark and trailhead at the end of Scenic Drive, opposite Wattle Avenue and where the dirt road Lierich Drive begins. The American River Progress Association keeps the brochures at the trailhead stocked, or download the brochure now. The trail is 3km return, 1.5 hours return from the end of Scenic Drive.

An easy, meandering walk through the bush, with birds in abundance, and native shrubs and orchids in flowering season. Along the way Glossy-Black Cockatoos can often be seen and heard feeding. At the end of the trail the remains of a fish cannery can be seen. If you wander back along the beach, many seabirds and waders can be observed.

There are some good photos of the walk at the bottom of Diana's SA Hiker blog.

You can also begin this hike from The Corner, at the intersection of Buick Drive, Scenic Drive, Redbanks Road and Tangara Drive. There is a pleasant 1.3km walking path that begins here and follows alongside the road.

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


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

About the region

Kangaroo Island is one of the world's great nature-based destinations. Think of an island with 509km of Coastline & 155km from the East Coast to the West Coast. With native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. Where pristine beaches, local wines & sunsets are on your doorstep. You'll need longer than you think. There’s an unmistakable sanctity about Kangaroo Island. With its raw and rugged coastline, impeccably clear waters, natural wonders and wildlife, Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. As you step off onto the island, it's impossible not to relax. Follow the road less travelled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle. You can get to Kangaroo Island via ferry with Sealink or KI Connect, fly with QantasLink or embark on the Southern Ocean Drive road trip.

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