Walks, Hikes & Trails

Mount Schank

Mount Schank dominates the skyline south of Mount Gambier and is dubbed Australia’s ‘youngest’ volcano despite erupting 4500-5000 years ago.  Visitors can climb up the dormant volcano and around the rim to enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape with its richly textured patchwork of fertile paddocks and the ocean beyond.

Germein Reserve

A diverse and unique remnant of our natural environment, the 55ha reserve was established in 1978 and expanded in 1995. Walk along the boardwalk through native flora, popular wetland areas and natural regeneration. Enjoy the network of easy walking trails ranging from 750 metres to 1250 metres. Click here for a walking trail brochure.  For further enquiries contact Port MacDonnell Landcare Group on 08 87388070 or 0427 388070 

Telfords Scrub Conservation Park - for a forest canopy boardwalk and the Stringbark Forest Walking Trail

Port MacDonnell Historic Trail and Woolwash Interpretive Park

An invitation to discover Historic Port MacDonnell. The Historic Trail is a walk or drive discovering homes, businesses and natural wonders of historical significance to the local area, and includes the Woolwash Interpretive Park.

Explore the Dry Creek walking trails, and enjoy bushwalking, horse riding, cave diving and Ghost Mushroom hunting in native forest areas.  Managed by ForestrySA, the many trails have been long popular for their biodiversity and abundance of natural features, such as wetlands, natural limestone caves and sinkholes.

Admella Discovery Trail 

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop; a journey of discovery 

Aussie Camino

The Aussie Camino is a pilgrimage route running from Portland, Victoria to Penola, South Australia via Port MacDonnell, inspired by the life and journeys of Australia’s Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and her mentor Fr Julian Tenison Woods. Pilgrims receive passports, scallop shells and stay in the local towns along the way.  Although the Aussie Camino is designed to be self-guided, groups of around 20-30 depart at various times of the year.

Bush Repair

Walk on Country educational days are tailor made and quoted depending on individual requirements.

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291