Kanyaka Waterhole and Death Rock

Point Of Interest

3.6 from 3 users


Hawker-Stirling North Road, Kanyaka, South Australia


Lonely Planet travel book write up - Waterhole loomed over by Death Rock. The story goes that local aboriginal people once placed their dying kinfolk here to see out their last hours. This free point of interest offers nice scenery and walking tracks. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -32.085701 Lng: 138.299146

User Reviews



Well worth the stop. Stunning waterhole and rocks. If the legend is correct, what a wonderful last place to see on this earth.



Magical spot. Would be better after rains with the Water hole filling up with fresher water.



Very still and very distinct feeling here. No wind no noise today. In my travel book (hopefully updated on blurb of point) it says the rock is called Death Rock because local aboriginal people once placed their dying kingolk here to rest and pass over in their last hours. Weirdly you can feel that peace. It doesn't state this on the sign however which is a bit sad.


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