Honan Mint Trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Swamp Gum Carpark

  • End: Swamp Gum Carpark

  • Closest Town: Glencoe

  • Location: Honan Native Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 439km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -37.73467697203159332275390625

  • Longitude: 140.65578178502619266510009765625

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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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

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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The Honan Mint Trail is a 6km, grade 1 circuit hike located in the Honan Native Forest, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.


The three trails are located within the floristically diverse Honan Native Forest Reserve and are named after Mentha atrolilacina, which was discovered here in 2007. The trails begin at either the Swamp Gum or Wildflower carparks and are clearly marked with green, blue and purple trail markers. Time allowed for walking the trails is based on an average speed of 3km/hour. Cycling will take less time. The trails follow reasonably flat sandy tracks with slight undulations with boardwalks providing year-round access through wetter areas and include:

  • Honan Mint Trail – Distance and time: The full loop is 5.7km, allow two hours to walk the trail.
  • Swamp Gum Trail – Distance and Time: The full loop is 2.7km, allow 1 ¼ hours to walk the trail.
  • Wildflower Trail – Distance and Time: The full loop is 4km from the Wildower Carpark, allow 1 ¾ hours to walk the trail.

Getting There

From the main roundabout in Mount Gambier, head West on Princes Hwy toward Millicent approximately 12km. Turn right onto Kangaroo Flat Rd (signposted for Glencoe/Kalangadoo). Continue on Kangaroo Flat Road for approximately 3.9km. Turn left into the Swamp Gum Carpark. Note: Look for the signs at the carpark on the edge of the forest, there is no clearly defined turn for the carpark.


  • A brochure is available for download from the Forestry SA website. Current link
Total distance: 6026 m
Max elevation: 80 m
Min elevation: 70 m
Total climbing: 44 m
Total descent: -44 m