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Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest

Sat 13 to Sun 14 May 2017

Walk name/location
Bowman Park to Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest
Walk grade
End-to-End 8
Description

Application of walk fees paid for cancelled walk in October 2016

The Office is holding credits for many walkers who booked onto the walk in October 2016.

If you are one of these walkers, do not register on line as if you do, you will need to pay walk fees again.

Please contact the office (preferably by email) on or after April 16 and ask the volunteers to make a manual registration for you.

Saturday 13th May 2017

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.

Sunday 14th May

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

Walk Theme: GOLDEN NORTH

Start
Saturday 13 May 2017
End
Sunday 14 May 2017
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Alan Davis
Lucy Allen
Vicki Cahalan
Paul Cahalan
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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
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 1,
chapter 2 map 2,
chapter 2 map 3.

Meeting Location

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Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.15am meeting at Gladstone Caravan Park for 7.30a
End time
3.00pm
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 approx
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Main Road crossing at Hughes Gap. Take care walking along Collaby Hill Road as it is a popular Tourist/4WD routeroad walking.
Requirements
Bring snackes, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good comfortable footwear
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7.15am meeting at Gladstone Caravan Park for 7.30a
End time
3.30pm
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
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Some of the descents along the fire track have loose gravel and can be slippery
Requirements
Bring snackes, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good comfortable footwear
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. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  6. Georgetown Hotel