Wilpena Pound and Saint Mary Peak Circuit
19.7 km circuit
6 h 30 min to 10 h
Wilpena Pound and Saint Mary Peak Circuit
19.7 km
Circuit

Walk
6 h 30 min to 10 h

Starting near the Wilpena Pound Resort at the end of Wilpena Road, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of Saint Mary Peak via the Outside, Inside and Pound Gap tracks. From the summit, walkers are rewarded with outstanding panoramic views of the Flinders Ranges, Aroona Valley, and the salt plains to the west. Wilpena Pound has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The pound is home to Sturt's desert pea, river gums, mallee, acacia and casuarinas. This hike offers a challenge for enthusiastic bushwalkers with steep climbs and rugged terrain. The directions are often marked in very subtle hard-to-spot ways, such as faded arrows scratched into the rocks. The last kilometres to the peak involve a lot of rock scrambling, but the view makes the effort worthwhile. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Homestead
Lower Lookout
Saint Mary Peak
Tanderra Saddle
Wangarra Lookout
Wilpena Pound Campground

Places & Areas
Australia
South Australia
Pastoral Unincorporated Area
Flinders Ranges
Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park