Grays Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Inside of hut showing sleeping platform
Inside of hut showing sleeping platform
Inside of hut showing sleeping platform
Inside of hut showing sleeping platform
The toilet, constructed in 2008
The toilet, constructed in 2008
Accommodation
Campsite,
Hut,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
6B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 2
Coordinates
Grid ref: 319 672
Longitude: 138.137585
Latitude: -32.800521
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Contact
http://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
camp site, hut with sleeping benches, hanging pegs, clothes line, solar light, adjacent large shelter with table and benches (table not shown in photos), two water tanks, modern toilet, NO fires
History
Mark Gray junior built the hut and adjacent cow yards in the early 1900s, milking cows and taking the cream to Melrose, at least 10 miles away. The hut was burnt down in a bushfire in 1988. The area was known as the race course, because local lads secretly trained their horses here for the picnic races. The current hut was built around the ruins of the original hut.
Notes
Occasionally access to the Park may be restricted. Refer to the National Park SA Park Alerts webpage to check whether there are any current restrictions for Mt Remarkable National Park. https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Safety/park-alerts

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7 thoughts on “Grays Hut

  1. Stayed in hut 11/5/15. Plenty of water in both tanks, with winter coming on I’m sure they’ll be overflowing soon. I’ve the April 2014 edition guidebook. Gray’s hut location is incorrectly marked on maps it should be north of the E/W Mungola hut track which leads to the racecourse camp prob where the ruin is marked. Coming from Mt Remarkable the Heysen trail also now stays on this track leading to the Racecourse camp/tank not going cross country like on map, To confuse this little section a bit more on map 3.1 pg54 point F is on the blue lined cross country route and on map 3.2 pg55 point D is on the Mungola Hut Track which has the on ground markers?

  2. Stayed here night of 13/9/15. No fire inside. Was too windy to have one outside. A good hut. Greeted in am by 3 emu. Lovely.

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