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Aligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass to Broadview

Sat 8 to Sun 9 Jul 2023

Walk name/location
Aligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass to Broadview
Walk grade
End-to-End 13

This is a multi day walk. If you wish to register for only one day, please contact the office once registrations open.

Please note: this walk will be run out of the usual order

Saturday: Horrocks Pass to Broadview – Starting with a tough climb out of Horrocks Pass to the ridge, the Trail traverses exposed, gibber littered hills and farmland. Walkers are rewarded with views over the Willochra Plain and Spencer Gulf.

Sunday: Aligator Gorge Rd to Horrocks Pass – The trail initially leads over Lavender Peak to picturesque Stony Creek campsite. From there, tracks, back roads and a walk next to a busy highway take walkers to the memorial to explorer John Horrocks

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.

Accommodation: Melrose, Wilmington

Theme: Christmas in July

Saturday 8 July 2023
Sunday 9 July 2023
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
Margaret Keelan
Peter Deacon
Robert Ruediger
Vicki Barrett
Jennine Vine
William Vine
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Meeting Location

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

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Dinner at Jacka Bros Brewery, Saturday at 7pm. They will provide pizzas ($22-24) and something else.

Menu will be posted on their Facebook page a week before.

Order and pay on the day.

Voluntary Secret Santa. Those who wish to participate are asked to wrap a secret gift up to the value of $10 and all gifts will be placed in Santa’s sack. Participants will then line up to pick a gift out of Santa’s sack.


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.30am sharp
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Horrocks Pass
Walking to
19km plus 3km walk out
Risks (Saturday)
Lots of opportunities for twisted ankles on this walk
Water, Lunch and Morning Tea


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8am for 8.15am departure
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Aligator Gorge Rd
Walking to
Horrocks Pass
Risks (Sunday)
Some road walking. Stony Creek when heavy rain
Water, Lunch, Morning Tea

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. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Waukarie Creek/Mt Brown North ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Alligator Lodge
  4. Catninga Shed
  5. Mount Brown Bush Camp
  6. Hawks Nest Tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wilmington
  2. Broadview homestead
  3. Catninga B&B
  4. Beautiful Valley Caravan Park
  5. Stony Creek Bush Camp Caravan Park
  6. Spear Creek Holiday Park

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Longhill ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Pichi Richi Park
  5. Grays Hut
  6. Quorn Caravan Park
  7. Horseshoe Top-End Homestead & Campsites
  8. The Racecourse Camp