Harveys Return Hike
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Harveys Return Hike, Cape Borda

  • End: Harveys Return Hike, Cape Borda

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  • Location: Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area

  • Distance from state capital: 264 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.751307206

  • Longitude: 136.638036277

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Harveys Return Hike is a 1km, grade 4 Return hike located in Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area South Australia. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.


A short hike down to Harveys Return (the bay). It follows the original route used by the lightkeepers from nearby Cape Borda. The first 350 metres follows the old horse cart track to the top of the steep trackway where a horse drawn winch was used to haul supplies up from the bay below. Keen walkers can continue down the old trackway, which is steep and a rock scramble, down to the bay.

Begin this hike from the carpark at Harveys Return campsite. The trail commences near the picnic table before Campsite #1.

Extend the hike by also walking some of the Return Road Hike which also commences from Harveys Return campsite.

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

Total distance: 481 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Total descent: 0 m


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