Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

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Brachina Gorge is one of the Flinders Ranges National Park's most popular and spectacular tourist attractions. The gorge is an important refuge for the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby as well as many species of birds and reptiles. The Brachina Gorge Geological Trail is a 20 kilometre self-guided trail that passes through 130 million years of earth history. Trail signage provides an insight into past climates, the formation of the ranges and the evolution of early life forms.

The trail is best travelled from east to west. Start at the Brachina Gorge/Blinman Road junction. A geological map and more detailed information can be collected from the Wilpena Pound Visitor Centre, or check the website for the Bunyeroo and Aroona Valley map. You will need to book ahead and pay for vehicle entry into the park. Camping is also available if you book ahead.


  • Self-drive tour
  • Camping
  • Sight-seeing
  • Mountain biking


  • Geological trail - 20km
  • Picnic area
  • Camping available, however you must book ahead.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements..
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply for South Australian national parks. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.

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Brachina Gorge Geological Trail

Address: Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, Flinders Ranges SA 5434


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