Starting from the car park on Alligator Gorge Road, Mount Remarkable National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Alligator Gorge Trail. From the car park there’s a long descend along steps into the gorge with a couple of seats in-between. This circuit walk explores the Narrows, a rugged narrow gorge that is surrounded by spectacular quartzite walls with unique formations and vivid shades of red, orange and ochre. The trail through the gorge can be loose and uneven, and slippery when wet. Much of the path is over a rocky creek bed, and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Main North Road, B56 then drive for 20.8 km
Turn right onto Horrocks Highway, B56, B82 and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn right onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Keep left onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 5.7 km
Turn right onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 4.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the car park on Alligator Gorge Road(8.1kms south of intersection with Noll Road), head towards the informational signpost with a green roof along the concrete path. Then join and follow the formed gravel/dirt track with the yellow “WARNING” sign behind the railing, moving directly away from the car park. In about 150 metres, veer left as the track splits into two (after passing over the creek) to continue along Alligator Gorge South Circuit.....
Directions & comments
Then head down the steps (about 150 m long)
Veer left, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 1.4 km veer left, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 230 m pass the "Blue Gum Flat Parking" (8 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Take this short walk to Ali Lookout if you're still hungry for views. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 640 m come to the end.
About 30 m past the end is a toilet.
Take this short walk to Ali Lookout if you're still hungry for views.
Directions & comments
After 30 m pass the toilet (9 m on your left).
After another 205 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 235 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Alligator Gorge South Circuit
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)