Southern Flinders Rail Trail
  • Length: 34.5km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Laura/Melrose 

  • End: Stone Hut/Wilmington

  • Location: Regional South Australia

  • Closest Town: Laura/Melrose 

  • Distance from CBD: 207km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -33.02102958

  • Longitude: 138.2816055

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Southern Flinders Rail Trail is a 34.5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Regional South Australia, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This trail is not fully developed, but the four sections open are:

Four sections are currently open, with options for return trips
Scenic rural views close to Mount Remarkable National Park
Gentle gradient suitable to all levels of fitness
Potential for a trail from Gladstone to Willmington

Completed in 2011, this section also runs along side the Main North Rd.

This short section of trail was completed in 2011, and is a fair quality gravel surface with a rough creek crossing so suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes.

About the region

South Australia has made a name for itself as a relaxed region full of wine, wildlife and natural wonder. Its capital of Adelaide is home to a sophisticated art and dining scene, and the ‘Festival City’ knows how to celebrate, with a calendar full to the brim with events. Beyond the capital city, undulating wine regions produce classic Australian drops, migrating whales glide along rugged coastline and koalas snooze among the treetops on wind-swept islands.


Laura/Melrose to Stone Hut/Wilmington in Regional South Australia

Flinders Ranges, 207 km north of Adelaide, SA.

Coarse gravel, Fine gravel

Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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