Fish Cannery Walking Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Scenic Dr, American River

  • End: Scenic Dr, American River

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Kangaroo Island

  • Distance from state capital: 166 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.773778000

  • Longitude: 137.780792000

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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.

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.

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