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Alligator Gorge Rd – Horrocks Pass – Broadview

Sat 16 to Sun 17 Oct 2021

Walk name/location
Alligator Gorge Rd – Horrocks Pass – Broadview
Walk grade
End-to-End 11
Description

THIS IS THE JULY WALK THAT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.

BOOKINGS FOR ALL WALKERS REGISTERED ON THAT WALK HAVE BEEN BROUGHT OVER TO THE RESCHEDULED DATE.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WALK IN OCTOBER, PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM THIS WALK BY MIDDAY ON FRIDAY OCT 1ST AND THE OFFICE WILL REFUND YOUR FEES.

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Please take note the ORDER of this weekends walks has been reversed so that the more arduous walk from Horrocks Pass through to Broadview is undertaken on Saturday.

This weekend is based in Melrose

Any walker with Respiratory symptoms or fever should exclude themselves from any activity until they have received a negative COVID result, irrespective of Vaccine Status. If there is no testing available(eg Country areas) then they should consult the nearest Medical Professional available(directly or by phone). If no consult is available they should exclude themselves from activity until 3 days after symptoms have settled.

Please ENSURE that you use HAND SANITIZER prior to Boarding and wear a FACE MASK throughout each Bus Trip over the weekend.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES–Please Ensure you Thoroughly Clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk over the weekend to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a RED garbage bin.

NOTE If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The online registration system will only allow you to register for both days

On SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER

A terrific though challenging walk starting with a testing climb out of Horrocks Pass to the ridgetop followed by an undulating exposed traverse over gibber-littered hills and farmlands at times providing some stunning views over the Willochra Plains to the east and occasionally over Spencer Gulf to the west. At the end of the walk there is almost 3 klms walk-out from the Trail through farmlands back to our cars.

On SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER

Commencing with a brilliant little climb over Lavender Peak, aptly named after principal architect of the Heysen Trail, to get the heart pumping prior to a tricky descent to the picturesque Stony Creek campsite. From there the trail crisscrosses the creek(which at times has proven to be a challenge to cross), follows tracks, backroads and a final undulating walk adjacent to the busy highway through Horrocks Pass to finish at the memorial to explorer John Horrocks.

Dinner on Saturday evening will be at the North Star Hotel from 7.00pm. Suggest we could meet for drinks from 6.30pm.

Start
Saturday 16 October 2021
End
Sunday 17 October 2021
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
Christopher Gower
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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
6B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 3,
chapter 3 map 4,
chapter 3 map 5.

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
Meal details

Dinner on Saturday night will be at the North Star Hotel in Melrose at 7.00pm. Suggest we could meet for drinks from 6.30pm.

The theme for the dinner is ‘something from the past’ (because we are doing a walk that was scheduled in the past).

Saturday

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.
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 sanitiser

Sunday

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.
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 sanitiser

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. Alligator Lodge

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wilmington
  2. Longhill ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Beautiful Valley Caravan Park
  4. Stony Creek Bush Camp Caravan Park

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Waukarie Creek/Mt Brown North ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Catninga Shed
  5. Broadview homestead
  6. Grays Hut
  7. Catninga B&B
  8. Mount Brown Bush Camp