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Block Nine Rd to Wirrabara to Mt. Zion

Sat 24 to Sun 25 Aug 2013

Walk name/location
Block Nine Rd to Wirrabara to Mt. Zion
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 1
Description

The theme for the weekend is “Show Your Colours!” – there is an election coming up, so having touched on religion last month, we will broach politics this month.

The weekend’s walking will be a roller-coaster ride:

Sat.24th Aug – From Block 9 Road we make our way through the northern part of Wirrabara Forest, to a narrow trail along a picturesque creekbed before we climb up to the ridge. Then it’s up and down, views to the left, views to the right, up and down, views to the left and right, up and down ’til we exit down the TV track. Recent track closures due to fires means we must descend via the TV Track to Wirrabara Forest Road and on to the Old Nursery car park.

Sun.25th Aug. – We climb back up the TV track and resume the trail taking us to The Bluff and the roller coaster resumes. Up and down, views to the left, views to the right, up and down, views ahead before we drop down on to Mills Road and reach our cars at the Junction with Collaby Hill Road.

Start
Saturday 24 August 2013
End
Sunday 25 August 2013
Walk Leaders
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Peter Solomon
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Mapsheet
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Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 4,
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $36.00
Meal details

Sat.24th August, 6:30pm for 7pm serving at Laura Civic Centre, cnr.Hughes St.& West Tce., Laura. BYO drinks and glassware.

Meal cost
AUD $23.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
3:00p.m.
Walking from
Block Nine Road (Map 2.7, GR 353433).
Walking to
Old Nursery Carpark, Wirrabara Forest (Map 2.6, GR 383356).
Distance
15.5km + 4.0km walk-out
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Slippery in places if wet. Ridge walking - exposure to winds.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:15a.m.
End time
3:30p.m.
Walking from
Old Nursery carpark, Wirrabara Forest (Map 2.6, GR.383356).
Walking to
Cnr. Mills Road and Collaby Hill Road (Map 2.3/2.4 GR.394215).
Distance
18km + 4.0km walk-in
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Slippery in places if wet. Ridge walking - exposure to winds.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Trailwalker

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Murray Town
  3. Murray Town campsite
  4. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)
  5. White Park Tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel
  5. Wendy’s at Wattle Park, Flinders Ranges

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Crystal Brook
  3. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  4. Wirrabara Hotel
  5. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  6. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  7. Doughboy Reserve