Eyre Depot to Mt Little Station (Mayo Gorge)

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Eyre Depot to Mt Little Station (Mayo Gorge)
Six days walking from Eyre Depot to Mayo Gorge.
See Heysen Trail Book Northern Guide Maps 4.3 to 5.3. Start/finish points and distances are given for each day below.

NOTE - If you wish to walk on only some of the days, please contact the FOHT office to register for those days. The online registering system will only allow you to register for all walking days.
Saturday 10 June, 2017
to Sunday 18 June, 2017 (9 days)
Judith Ellis
Julie Larsson
Peter Larsson
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Meeting Location

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

Walk Fees

Saturday (10/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
Bus departs Strathalbyn 7.30am; Adelaide 9am
Arrive Quorn 3pm

Sunday (11/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
6.30am departure from Quorn Railway Station
4pm
Eyre Depot (GR 765 301)
After climbing back into the range, walkers enter Mount Arden Creek which winds its way northwards. The gradual climb up the winding creek bed with its waterfalls and rocky sections can make progress very slow.
Leave the trail at GR 797 360 and follow the track out to Warren Gorge
18km + 4.5km walk out
Risks (Sun)
Abundant loose rocks
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Monday (12/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Mon)
7am departure from Quorn Railway Station
4pm
Warren Gorge to rejoin the trail at GR 797 360. After Mt Arden South campsite the trail leaves the creek to climb Mt Arden summit for spectacular 360 degree views. The trail then follows the ridgeline and a pretty creekline to exit at Buckaringa
Buckaringa Gorge
4.5km walk in + 14 km
Risks (Mon)
Some sections with loose stones. May be very windy and cold on Mt Arden.
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Tuesday (13/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Tue)
7.30am from Quorn Railway Station
4pm
Buckaringa (GR 215 429)
This is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.
Calabrinda Creek (GR 349 530)

22km
Risks (Tue)
Some rocky sections; two major creek crossings with steep banks. May be windy on the plains.
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Wednesday (14/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Wed)
TBA
Transfer to Hawker

Thursday (15/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Thu)
7.30am from Hawker Tourist Information area
4pm
Calabrinda Creek (GR 349 530)
This is a long but fairly fast walk, initially along vehicle tracks, then over open grazing land along the face of Yappala Range and past the historic Mt Elm school site to Jarvis Hill carpark.
Jarvis Hill (GR 505669)
26km
Risks (Thu)
Abundant loose rocks in places
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Friday (16/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Fri)
8am from Hawker Tourist Information area
4pm
Jarvis Hill (GR 505669)
One of the gems of the Trail, this ridge walk provides spectacular views and many photo opportunities. It is a short walk, but may still take up to 4 hours because of the terrain and photo stops
Old Wonoka / Leigh Creek Road (GR 533 740)
9km

Saturday (17/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
8am from Hawker Tourist Information area
4pm
Old Wonoka - Leigh Creek Road (GR 533 740)
A classic Flinders Ranges creek walk, the whole day is spent in Wonoka Creek which has been the site of a couple of major floods in recent years.
Mt Little Camp complex via Mayo Gorge (GR 544 850)
15 +1km
Risks (Sat)
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Sunday (18/6/17)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
Coach departs Hawker 9.30am
Adelaide Central Bus Station 4pm, Strathalbyn 5pm
Travel from Hawker to Adelaide
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. Mt Arden South Camp Site
  2. Buckaringa North Camp Site
  3. Calabrinda Creek Camp Site
  4. Mt Elm Camp Site
  5. Mayo Hut
  6. Wonoka Station
  7. Mt Little Station
  8. Hawker Caravan Park
  9. Hawker Caravan Park (Hawker Overflow, Carpenter Road)
  10. Outback Chapmanton Motor Inn
  11. Hawker Hotel Motel
  12. Meaney’s Rest

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hawker
  2. Arkaba Station
  3. Warren Gorge
  4. Argadells

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Rawnsley Park Station
  2. Red Range camp site
  3. Eyre Depot

Event created: 4:40pm Tuesday 25 October, 2016
Event last edited: 7:15pm Tuesday 6 June, 2017