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Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest to Block 9 Rd

Sat 9 to Mon 11 Jun 2018

Walk name/location
Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest to Block 9 Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 9
Description

On Saturday …

Beginning as a pleasant walk along the Crystal Brook, past the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges, the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

On Sunday …

For most of this section the trail follows gravel roads and a rollercoaster firetrack through natural bushland towards the TV tower at The Bluff where walkers are rewarded with spectacular views of the gulf and beyond.

On Monday …

This section provides a very diverse range of scenery, beginning with the dense natural scrub, ridgelines and spectacular vistas of the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, then descending to a narrow single file track along a very pretty creek line, before emerging into walk alongside pine forests.

Start
Saturday 9 June 2018
End
Monday 11 June 2018
Walk Leaders
Peter Clark
Catherine Anderson
David Szilassy
Aled Jones
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Mapsheet
5B
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Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 1,
chapter 2 map 2,
chapter 2 map 3.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $3.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $60.00
Meal details

Saturday night … North Laura Hotel, Sunday night … Laura Civic Centre

Meal cost
AUD $25.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3pm
Walking from
Bowman Park
Grid Reference: 432 089
Latitude: -33.3284641417 (33° 19' 42.4709")
Longitude: 138.2411577194 (138° 14' 28.1678")
Walking to
Mt Zion
Grid Reference: 394 215
Latitude: -33.2140351111 (33° 12' 50.5264")
Longitude: 138.2039987722 (138° 12' 14.3956")
Distance
16km

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Mt Zion
Grid Reference: 394 215
Latitude: -33.2140351111 (33° 12' 50.5264")
Longitude: 138.2039987722 (138° 12' 14.3956")
Walking to
Wirrabara Forest
Grid Reference: 383 356
Latitude: -33.0867381389 (33° 5' 12.2573")
Longitude: 138.1962562333 (138° 11' 46.5224")
Distance
22km

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
9.00am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Wirrabara Forest
Grid Reference: 383 356
Latitude: -33.0867381389 (33° 5' 12.2573")
Longitude: 138.1962562333 (138° 11' 46.5224"
Walking to
Block 9 Rd
Grid Reference: 352 432
Latitude: -33.0175169611 (33° 1' 3.0611")
Longitude: 138.1652757944 (138° 9' 54.9929")
Distance
16km

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. Murray Town
  2. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  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. Hiskeys Hut
  4. Georgetown
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  6. Wirrabara Hotel
  7. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  8. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  9. Doughboy Reserve
  10. Georgetown Hotel