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Bowman Park/Mt Zion/Wirrabara Forest

Sat 21 to Sun 22 May 2022

Walk name/location
Bowman Park/Mt Zion/Wirrabara Forest
Walk grade
End-to-End 12
Description

Sat 21st-For most of this section the trail follows gravel roads and a rollercoaster firetrack through natural bushland towards the TV tower where walkers are rewarded with spectacular views of the gulf and beyond.The tower never seems to get any closer (it’s just over the next Hill) i think ?

Sunday -22nd

Following the closure of the trail along the Crystal Brook, north of Bowman Park, this section now commences with a road walk continuing along Bowman Park Road past Bowman Park, turning north east along Huddleston Road. The Trail then turns north up Head Road, continuing until Pipeline Road, which it then follows until reaching Head Road and following that to the Wilkins Highway and Hughes Gap. After Hughes Gap the Trail meets the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges and the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

**Please sanitise hands and wear a mask before  boarding the bus***

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.

WEEKEND BASED IN GLADSTONE OR SURROUNDS

MEAL SAT NIGHT -NORTH LAURA PUB – THEME (SOMETHING PINK )PLEASE TICK RSVP BOX OR LEAVE NOTE IF ATTENDING.

PLEASE NOTE WE’RE DOING THESE WALKS OUT OF ORDER .

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ONLY WALK ON ONE DAY PLEASE RING  OFFICE TO REGISTER

Start
Saturday 21 May 2022
End
Sunday 22 May 2022
Walk Leaders
Kara Turner
James Wenzel
Robin Sharland
Suzanne Matthews
Adam Matthews
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Mapsheet
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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

Meal at the North Laura Pub,6pm onwards .Order and Pay for your own meal on the night .

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8;45am
End time
3:15 -3:45pm
Walking from
Mt Zion
Walking to
Wirrabara Forest
Distance
23kms
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.

some descents along the fire track have loose gravel and can be slippery ,BEING UNFIT ,Exposure to the elements Hot or Cold We are high up on a ridge for most of this walk so please be prepared ,road walking at the end .

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.

wear appropriate clothing and footwear ,personal first aid kit,Morn tea ,lunch ,extra snacks ,min 2-3 litres of water.Poles if you have them .

Experience
TRAILWALKER

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:45AM
End time
1:45-2:15pm
Walking from
Bowman Park
Walking to
Mt Zion
Distance
21kms
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.

road walking -Major and Minor ,Roads could get very muddy and slippery if wet .Exposure to the elements .

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.

Where possible we walk facing oncoming traffic .Morn tea ,lunch ,appropriate clothing and footwear.Min 2-3 ltrs water

Experience
TRAILWALKER

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. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Crystal Brook
  3. Hiskeys Hut
  4. Georgetown
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park