Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest

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Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest
Application of walk fees paid for cancelled walk in October 2016
The Office is holding credits for many walkers who booked onto the walk in October 2016.
If you are one of these walkers, do not register on line as if you do, you will need to pay walk fees again.
Please contact the office (preferably by email) on or after April 16 and ask the volunteers to make a manual registration for you.

Saturday 13th May 2017

Beginning as a pleasant walk along the Crystal Brook, past the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges, the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

Sunday 14th May

For most of this section the trail follows gravel roads and a rollercoaster fire track through natural bushland towards the TV tower at The Bluff where walkers are rewarded with spectacular views of the gulf and beyond.

Walk Theme: GOLDEN NORTH
Saturday 13 May, 2017
to Sunday 14 May, 2017 (2 days)
Alan Davis
Chris Allen
Lucy Allen
Paul Cahalan
Vicki Cahalan
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this walk.

Walk Fees

Saturday (13/5/17)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
7.15am meeting at Gladstone Caravan Park for 7.30a
3.00pm
Bowman Park
Grid Reference: 432 089
Latitude: -33.3284641417 (33° 19' 42.4709")
Longitude: 138.2411577194 (138° 14' 28.1678")
Mt Zion
Grid Reference: 394 215
Latitude: -33.2140351111 (33° 12' 50.5264")
Longitude: 138.2039987722 (138° 12' 14.3956")
16km approx
Risks (Sat)
Main Road crossing at Hughes Gap. Take care walking along Collaby Hill Road as it is a popular Tourist/4WD routeroad walking.
Bring snackes, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good comfortable footwear
Trailwalker

Sunday (14/5/17)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
7.15am meeting at Gladstone Caravan Park for 7.30a
3.30pm
Mt Zion
Grid Reference: 394 215
Latitude: -33.2140351111 (33° 12' 50.5264")
Longitude: 138.2039987722 (138° 12' 14.3956")
Wirrabara Forest
Grid Reference: 383 356
Latitude: -33.0867381389 (33° 5' 12.2573")
Longitude: 138.1962562333 (138° 11' 46.5224")
22km
Risks (Sun)
Some of the descents along the fire track have loose gravel and can be slippery
Bring snackes, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good comfortable footwear
Trailwalker
Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

This list is generic and is derived from the Walk Selector for this walk section. Your walk leader may be suggesting a different or specific town or accommodation option to be based at.

In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Beetaloo Tank Camp Site

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Ippinitchie Campground
  2. Taralee Orchards
  3. Smith’s Farmstay

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Wirrabara
  5. Bowman Hut & Camp Site
  6. Murray Town
  7. Melrose
  8. Wirrilla Shearers Quarters
  9. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  10. Wirrabara Hotel
  11. Murray Town campsite
  12. North Star Inn
  13. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  14. Melrose Caravan and Tourist Park
  15. Melrose Holiday Units
  16. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  17. Melrose Place
  18. DD’s B&B and Wozza’s Vault Cafe
  19. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose

Event created: 4:23pm Tuesday 25 October, 2016
Event last edited: 4:55pm Wednesday 26 April, 2017