Rocky River Hike
  • Length: 13km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 442 Cape Du Couedic Rd, Flinders Chase

  • End: Snake Lagoon Rd, Flinders Chase

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Flinders Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 266 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.951532600

  • Longitude: 136.736268494

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Rocky River Hike is a 13km, grade 3 One way hike located in Flinders Chase National Park South Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Follow the shady paths along the pristine Rocky River through to Snake Lagoon. Experience the river bank communities, low woodlands and open forests. Even in the drier months spring-fed pools provide life giving water to birds, reptiles, insects and mammals.

This trail is also the first day’s hike of the five day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

Access the trail from the walking trailhead at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. The trail includes the Platypus Waterholes Walk. Alternatively, the trail can be started from Rocky River Bridge on West Bay Road, or the Platypus Waterholes car park off Shackle Road.

Getting there

Access the trail from the walking trailhead at Flinders Chase Visitor Centre. The trail includes the Platypus Waterholes Walk. Alternatively, the trail can be started from Rocky River Bridge on West Bay Road, or the Platypus Waterholes car park off Shackle Road.

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

Total distance: 12934 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA