Alligator Gorge within Mount Remarkable National Park is the premier natural attraction in the Southern Flinders Ranges. This spectacular gorge cut through ancient quartzite by the Alligator Creek is easily accessible to visitors along a ten minute walking trail. Toilets, a picnic area and barbecue facilities are provided for visitors who can spend an hour or full day exploring the network of walking trails surrounding the gorge. Wildflowers and native orchids are abundant through spring.
A spectacular view of Spencers Gulf and the Port Augusta area can be seen from Hancocks Lookout, located at the top of the historic Horrocks Pass, seven kilometres off the road to Port Augusta (coming from Wilimington).
Large Sugar Gums and drooping Sheoaks give an indication of the former woodland vegetation.
From the open parking and picnic area sweeping western views can be seen of the Spencer Gulf, Port Bonython, Whyalla, Mount Laura, Middleback Ranges and Dutchmans Stern Range to the nort...
Just west of Wilmington on the road to Port Augusta lies Horrocks Pass.
The pass was named after the explorer John Horrocks who descended through the pass in 1840 on his ill-fated journey north.
A lookout at the historic Cairn at the top of the pass gives an excellent view of the pass.