Horrocks Pass

Horrocks Pass is a geographical location in the Australian state of South Australia in the localities of Nectar Brook and Woolundunga in the southern Flinders Ranges, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of the town of Wilmington. Horrocks Pass Road travels through the pass from Wilmington to the Augusta Highway in the west.[1] It was discovered by and named after John Horrocks who travelled through the area with his party in August 1846 during his ill-fated exploration of land north of Spencer Gulf.[2] At the top of the pass is a lookout and monument to Horrocks and his party which was erected by the District Councils of Wilmington and Port Germein and dedicated on 21 September 1946.[3]

Horrocks Pass
Horrocks Pass lookout.jpg
View of Horrocks Pass facing east from Nectar Brook
Elevation462 m (1,516 ft)
Traversed byHorrocks Pass Road
LocationSouth Australia, Australia
RangeFlinders Ranges
Coordinates32°38′25″S 138°02′15″E / 32.6403°S 138.0375°E / -32.6403; 138.0375Coordinates: 32°38′25″S 138°02′15″E / 32.6403°S 138.0375°E / -32.6403; 138.0375


  1. ^ "DC Mount Remarkable, Rural Roads, Rack Plan 876" (PDF). Rural Roads. South Australian government. October 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Search results for 'Horrocks Pass' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian government. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H. (2012). "Horrocks, Mount & Horrocks Pass" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill With 54 Complementary Appendices. Geoffrey H. Manning. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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