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Arkaroo Rock Circuit

Hike State
Hike Level

Intermediate

3.2 KM

Hike Duration

1 Hour

Hike Style

Circuit

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Hike Grade

Grade

3

Day Hike

Start Point

Arkaroo Rock Trail, Upalinna SA 5434, Australia

Arkaroo Rock Circuit

Image: Ben Dahmke

Why this Hike

This hike in the Flinders Ranges offers some of the most accessible rock art in the area with stunning surroundings as your walk. The hike includes a short section of track which opens out onto a circuit. The hike includes several bridges, benches and of course the rock art of the Adnyamathanha People.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting from the Arkaroo Rock Carpark this short hike follows Arkaroo Rock Walking Track right the way to Arkaroo Rock. A few hundred metres after setting off you should find a short side trip (turning right at the intersection) to one of the lookouts before returning to the main track. Continuing to walk further you should reach the junction where the loop begins, turn left and follow the loop until reaching Arkaroo rock. Spend some time taking in the beautiful rock art which is an important cultural site for the Adnyamathanha people before continuing to walk around the loop. Once back at the junction you can retrace your steps back along the walking track to get back to the carpark and head home.


*Please note that a park pass is required to enter this park.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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