The Outback Hwy, Leigh Creek SA 5731, Australia
Leigh Creek, South Australia, 5731
About Aroona Dam
The Aroona Dam Sanctuary offers spectacular views and peaceful surroundings for a picnic lunch.
It also has a wonderful 5.5 kilometer interpretive walk, which starts below the main wall of the 5000 megaliter dam, the largest of its type outside of Adelaide.
The trail traverses wetlands below the dam, mountainous terrain, rocky outcrops and red-gum lined creeks. You might even see the endangered Yellow-footed Rock wallaby which were released into the area in 1996.
In the past this was the water supply for residents of Leigh Creek.
Now, it is a gem of a place to relax and explore. There is a picnic area and toilet facilities at the lookout/parking area.
Non-powered boating is welcomed there are canoes for hire in Leigh Creek and there is an improvised launch ramp with a floating jetty to come. Birdlife abounds and other wildlife makes use of the plentiful water supply, so unusual in this normally arid environment.
For a nice day out you can also take the Akurra walking Trail from Leigh Creek to Aroona Dam, which is a 10.5km round trip where you may see assorted wildlife and great views of the region.
- Coach Parking
- Family Friendly
- Public Toilet