Mt Little Stn (Mayo Gorge) to Parachilna Gorge

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Mt Little Stn (Mayo Gorge) to Parachilna Gorge
Six days walking from Mayo Gorge to Parachilna. See Heysen Trail Northern Guide Maps 5.3 to 6.8.

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. The bus fee is $60 per walking day and the walk fee is $8/day.
Saturday 12 August, 2017
to Sunday 20 August, 2017 (9 days)
Judith Ellis
Julie Larsson
Peter Larsson
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Meeting Location

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Walk Fees

Saturday (12/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
Travelling day to Rawnsley Park

Sunday (13/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
6am departure from Rawnsley Park
Mt Little Station (Mayo Gorge)
A short walk through Mayo Gorge sees us back on the trail and following picturesque Mernmerna Creek and Slaty Creek to the Red Range campsite. It continues along creek lines and through native pine woodlands.
Moralana Scenic Drive
Risks (Sun)
Rocky creek beds. A long walk with gentle gradients. Plenty of water and snacks required.

Monday (14/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Mon)
7.30am departure from Rawnsley Park
Moralana Scenic Drive - This is one of the very special walks of the Trail, starting with a pretty creek walk through Black Gap, before climbing the Pound Range to Bridle Gap, where a look back provides spectacular views of Elder Range.
Wilpena Pound
Risks (Mon)
Scramble up Bridle Gap

Tuesday (15/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Tue)
7.30am departure from Rawnsley Park
Wilpena Pound - This pretty walk is entirely within the Flinders Ranges National Park, with much of the day spent following the Wilcolo Track between the ABC range and the towering peaks of Wilpena Pound.
Bunyaroo Gorge

Wednesday (16/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Wed)
Sleep in
Rest Day

Thursday (17/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Thu)
7.30am departure from Rawnsley Park
Bunyaroo Gorge - The trail climbs from Bunyeroo Valley, up to Yanyanna Hut, passing several vantage points along the way that provide superb photo opportunities of the ranges behind. Continuing along Yanyanna Track, the trail passes old settlers huts.
The geologically significant Trezona area.
Risks (Thu)
One steep climb early in the day

Friday (18/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Fri)
7.30am departure from Rawnsley Park
Trezona - This section starts with a pleasant walk along Brachina and Enorama creeks past the Golden Spike and other significant geological sites, before climbing to cross the ABC Range, where spectacular views of the Heysen Range unfold.
Risks (Fri)
Stumbly stony track late in the day

Saturday (19/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Sat)
6.30am departure from Rawnsley Park
Aroona - This final section of the trail follows Aroona Valley to the watershed dividing it from the Parachilna Creek catchment to the north. It then follows the valley between ABC Range and Heysen Range, past abandoned mines to the final stile.
Parachilna Trailhead
This walk is a pleasant amble, perfect for reflecting on the years and kilometres taken to get here, and the friendships made along the way.
Risks (Sat)
Overexcitement !

Sunday (20/8/17)

Walk Specifics (Sun)
Travelling home
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. Red Range camp site
  2. Wilpena Caravan Park
  3. Wilpena Resort
  4. Middlesight Water Hut
  5. Trezona Campsite
  6. Aroona Ruins (campsite)
  7. Aroona Hut
  8. Pigeon Bore
  9. Parachilna Gorge Hikers Campsite
  10. Mt Little Station
  11. Yanyanna Hut
  12. Parachilna Gorge Camping
  13. Parachilna Gorge Trailhead
  14. Blinman Hotel
  15. Wirrealpa Station Cottage
  16. Blinman Cottage
  17. Moolooloo Station

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Rawnsley Park Station
  2. Acraman Campground
  3. Youngoona Campsite
  4. Angorichina Tourist Village
  5. Arkaba Station
  6. Nungawurtina Hut (Alpana Station)
  7. Alpana Station
  8. Blinman
  9. Parachilna
  10. Prairie Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hawker
  2. Mayo Hut
  3. Wonoka Station
  4. Hawker Caravan Park
  5. Hawker Caravan Park (Hawker Overflow, Carpenter Road)
  6. Outback Chapmanton Motor Inn
  7. Hawker Hotel Motel
  8. Meaney’s Rest

Event created: 5:06pm Tuesday 25 October, 2016
Event last edited: 12:21pm Wednesday 2 August, 2017