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Buckaringa to Moralana Drive

Sun 3 to Sun 10 Jun 2018

Walk name/location
Buckaringa to Moralana Drive
Walk grade
End-to-End 8
Description

This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the END TO END EXTENDED WALK FEE. Accommodation and meal costs are not included. Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Hawker, and return to Adelaide. IF YOU INTEND TRAVELLING ON THE BUS FROM AND TO ADELAIDE PLEASE ADVISE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION WHEN REGISTERING. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base locations the bus fee remains the same. Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering.

Passengers Traveling From Adelaide by bus are asked to pack all clothing, food etc into suit cases, eskes and or cardboard boxes.

Group meals are planned for –

Wednesday 6 JUNE (Hawker Community Sports Centre – 3 courses – $30 – please book and pay when registering).

If you are unable to walk for the specified 5 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends’ office during operating hours.

BASE LOCATION: HAWKER – SUNDAY 3rd to SUNDAY 10 June

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE

For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.30 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station by 9.00 am for loading.

Sunday 3rd June – Travel to Hawker

Monday 4th June – Buckaringa to Calabrinda Creek 22km

This is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.

Tuesday 5th June – Calabrinda Creek to Jarvis Hill 26km

This is a long but fairly fast walk, initially along vehicle tracks, then over open grazing land along the face of Yappala Range and past the historic Mt Elm school site to Jarvis Hill carpark

Wednesday 6th June – Jarvis Hill to Old Wonaka 9km

One of the gems of the Trail, this ridge walk provides spectacular views and many photo opportunities. It is a short walk, but may still take up to 4 hours because of the terrain and photo stops.

Thursday 7th June – Old Wonaka to Mt Little Station 15 +1

A classic Flinders Ranges creek walk, the whole day is spent in Wonoka Creek which has been the site of a couple of major floods in recent years.

Friday 8th June REST DAY

Saturday 9th June – Mt Little Station to Moralana Drive 30 + 1 This section of the Trail follows picturesque Mernmerna Creek and Slaty Creek to the Red Range campsite.This is an easy and pretty walk with gentle undulations, along creeklines and through native pine woodlands, in the shadow of Elder Range and Mt Aleck.

SUNDAY 10 JUNE

Bus returns to Adelaide leaving Hawker at 8.30 am.

ETA Adelaide – 3.00 pm approx

Start
Sunday 3 June 2018
End
Sunday 10 June 2018
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
7B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4 map 6,
chapter 4 map 7,
chapter 4 map 8.

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 $40.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $200.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $200.00
Meal details

Wednesday 6 June at 6pm at Hawker Community Sports Centre – 3 courses $30. Any dietary requirements please put in comments when registering.

Meal cost
AUD $30.00

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.30 am bus departs Adelaide Central Bus Station,
End time
3.30 pm approx - Hawker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
7.30 am (commence walking)
End time
2.30pmapprox
Walking from
Buckaringa
Walking to
Calabrinda Creek
Distance
22km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Creek crossings can be slippery, road walking along Partacoona Rd
Requirements
Bring extra snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
7.30 am (commence walking)
End time
3pmapprox
Walking from
Calabrinda Creek
Walking to
Jarvis Hill
Distance
26km
Risks (Tuesday)
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
2pm approx
Walking from
Jarvis Hill
Walking to
Old Wonaka
Distance
9km
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards
Walking on bare rock surfaces that can be slippery at times. Take care near cliff edges
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
7.30am
End time
3pm
Walking from
Old Wonaka
Walking to
Mt Little Station
Distance
15 + 1
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Flash flooding can occur if there has been rain in the area.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
REST DAY

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.00am
End time
4pm
Walking from
Mt Little Station
Walking to
Morolana Drive
Distance
30 + 1
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Rocky creek beds with many opportunities for twisted ankles etc.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
Travel Home

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. Wilpena Caravan Park
  2. Wilpena Resort
  3. Red Range ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Mayo Hut
  5. Mt Elm ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Calabrinda Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  7. Buckaringa North ‘walk-in’ site
  8. Mt Little Station
  9. Wonoka Station
  10. Meaney’s Rest
  11. Sunset Ridge Accommodation
  12. Arkaba Stockyard tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Rawnsley Park Station
  2. Arkaba Conservancy
  3. Hawker

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Acraman Campground
  2. Blinman Hotel
  3. Wirrealpa Station Cottage
  4. Moolooloo Station
  5. Wilcolo campground