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.
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
Max elevation: 80 m
Min elevation: 70 m
Total climbing: 44 m
Total descent: -44 m
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