Kathleen Springs Track

45 min to 1 h 15 min
45 min to 1 h 30 min

2.6 km

↑ 40 m
↓ -40 m

Easy track
Starting from Kathleen Springs Carpark, Petermann, this return walk takes you to a waterhole fed by Kathleen Creek via a singular paved track that is wheelchair accessible. Throughout the track you’ll be informed about the history and Aboriginal culture of the area through interpretive signposts. Sit down at the bench near the waterhole and just embrace the tranquility of the place for a moment. Enjoy a peaceful picnic if you’d like to, but please keep the area clean. Bring insect repellent with you as there can be lots of flies depending on the weather conditions and time of day. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-24.3428695,131.6795915)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Stuart Highway, 87
  • Turn on to Lasseter Highway, A4 then drive for 108.1 km
  • Turn right onto Luritja Road, A3 and drive for another 144 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 590 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 65 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 70 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Kathleen Springs Carpark, head along the paved meandering walking track gently uphill, passing by a small white sign about dogs. (You can also start near the shaded seating area with tables.) Pass by a white “Kathleen Springs” sign to your left then come to a slanted informative signpost about “Springs, Spears and Serpents”. Stay on the paved track as it leads you towards the waterhole to continue along Kathleen Springs Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 75 m turn left.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Kathleen Springs Walk & Giles Track) continue straight, to head along Kathleen Springs Walk.
After another 1.2 km come to "Kathleen Springs".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
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Kathleen Springs Track

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.6 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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