St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre - Finger Forrest - SA

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Position

DEG: -34.747108 138.537201
DMS: 34º 44' 49.59" S 138º 32' 13.92" E
UTM: 54 H 6152238mN 274552mE
Altitude: 0m

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Address & Contact

St Kilda Mangrove Trail
St Kilda SA 5110
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About the Walking Trail

Enjoy exploring a flooded mangrove forest on an elevated walkway that meanders through tidal salt marshes, mangroves and sea grass channels to a lookout that has scenic views across the Barker Inlet.

The trail begins from Mangrove Street in southern St Kilda. The walk is open daily between 9am and 4pm (except Christmas Day). Entry is free, but you need to obtain an Access Gate Key from the kiosk (Tackle & Tucker) near the Adventure Playground. You need to leave a $20 key deposit, or leave something else of value (such as a Medicare card). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Depending on tides, the boardwalk can be wet. Beyond the entrance gate there are toilets and an Interpretive Centre – although most of the info in the centre is also available on the many excellent interpretive signs along the way. Unfortunately, about half of the boardwalk is closed, however the remaining section out to the Lookout is well maintained with excellent signage.

Samphires form dense meadows on slightly elevated areas on the landward edge of mangrove forests. The meadows continually trap debris washed in by the tide. The debris is slowly broken down by bacteria, worms and crabs, raising the level of the saltmarsh floor.

Mangrove forests are one of the most productive plant communities on Earth. Millions of green leaves use photosynthesis to convert sunlight into tonnes of plant matter that forms the centre of the food web of the Barker Inlet.

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Closest Weather Station

Edinburgh at 20/11:00pm CDT
Distance from St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre - Finger Forrest 8.73km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
31.4°C28.2°C24%8.4°C1009.5hPa0.0mmE15km/hr
8knots
20km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Edinburgh Raaf
Distance from St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre - Finger Forrest 8.73km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.030.026.823.019.115.915.316.518.822.125.827.8
Mean Min. °C16.416.614.411.79.16.86.06.58.110.012.914.8
Mean Rain mm20.616.526.230.844.254.752.249.747.839.124.624.9

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