Starting from the car park at the end of Arkaroo Rock Road, Upalinna, this circuit walk leads past Arkaroo Rock via the Arkaroo Rock Walking Track. For a fascinating Aboriginal cultural experience, enjoy this entertaining and informative walk. It takes you to the cave Arkaroo Rock, full of Aboriginal paintings. A fence protects rock art, but camera lenses can easily fit through it. There are seats along the way where you can take a break and enjoy the views. There is clear signage throughout the trail, as well as interpretive signage at the car park trailhead. Sturdy shoes are recommended, as some sections are very rocky. 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 Range View Road, B83 then drive for 33.1 km
Turn left onto Railway Terrace, B83 and drive for another 66.4 km
Turn right onto Wilpena Road and drive for another 40.5 km
Turn left onto Arkaroo Rock Road and drive for another 1.5 km
Continue onto Arkaroo Rock Road and drive for another 90 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Arkaroo Rock Road, head towards the trailhead signposts with a roof on top and 2 benches near them along the dirt/gravel path. Pass through the gap in the wooden fence and veer right as you pass by the said signposts to your left. Join the dirt track as it leads you into the woodland to continue along Arkaroo Rock Circuit.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Arkaroo Rock Walking Track & Arkaroo Rock Road Start heading along Arkaroo Rock Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Arkaroo Rock Walking Track.
After another 60 m come to the viewpoint (45 m on your right).
After another 8.4 km continue straight, to head along Arkaroo Rock Walking Track.
After another 360 m to find the "Arkaroo Rock Carpark".
After another 3 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Arkaroo Rock Circuit
2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)