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Emu Walk

*Please note this page and the trail is still under construction.

The Emu Walking Trail is a 3 kilometre circuit trail. Th­e head of the trail is on Richardson Place outside of the Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre, however you can start the walking trail at any point along the circuit.

Th­e Emu Walk winds its way around residential Roxby Downs, through the community garden, over sand dunes and through nature reserves. The trail is marked with directional markers. Along the trail you will see different species of native trees as well as a glimpse of the Olympic Dam mine.

Interpretive signage is installed along the trail, so allow time to stop and read the signs and learn about our unique town. Before you begin, take the time to enjoy the Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre.

Trail Information

Length: 3 kilometres

Time: approximately 1 hour

Grade: low - moderate

Terrain: gently undulating sand dunes

Season: all seasons

Signage: directional arrow markers

All trail users

  • Take sufficient water per person to safely complete the journey. Water fountains are located at intervals along the trail
  • Wear sunscreen, a hat, study walking shoes and appropriate clothing
  • Please respect private property and the environment
  • Move quietly near wildlife
  • Please dispose of rubbish in the bins provided

We would like to acknowledge the Kokatha peoples, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet today and pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are present today. Traditionally the Kokatha people have been associated with the land to the north of Port Augusta, from Lake Torrens in the east to the Gawler Ranges in the west. In September 2014, the Kokatha People were formally recognised as the Traditional Owners of a large section of land in the north of South Australia. ­is includes the land surrounding Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and three pastoral stations; Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Purple Downs.

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