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Wandallah to Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd

Sat 7 to Sun 8 May 2022

Walk name/location
Wandallah to Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 13
Description

Note well: we are walking this weekend out of the normal order

Saturday – Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd: This section passes through Caroona Creek Conservation Park and Tourilie Gorge, which is one of the lesser known gems of the Trail. Look out for the remnants of an old bullock track cut through the gorge.

Sunday – Wandallah to Newikie Creek: This remote and very undulating section gives walkers their first introduction to the grazing lands beyond Goyders Line.

If you would like to register for only one of the walk days, PLEASE call the office to register after registrations are open

Accommodation recommended in Burra

The theme for the weekend is ‘Disaster’

Start
Saturday 7 May 2022
End
Sunday 8 May 2022
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
Peter Deacon
Vicki Barrett
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Mapsheet
4A
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 2,
chapter 6 map 3,
chapter 6 map 4.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
5.30am
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Newikie Creek
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Rd
Distance
25.5km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

This is a remote with few exits and no phone coverage.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitise

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

MINIMUM THREE LITRES OF WATER. This is a very remote area, with limited support access.

Experience
Trailwalker minimum

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
5.30am
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Wandallah
Walking to
Newikie Creek
Distance
22km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

Rocks and old wire along fencelines

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitise

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Three litres of water. Morning tea and lunch.

Experience
Trailwalker