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Chlorinator to Curnows Hut to Raeville to Locks Ruin

Sat 5 to Mon 7 Oct 2013

Walk name/location
Chlorinator to Curnows Hut to Raeville to Locks Ruin
Walk grade
End-to-End 5
Description

Note:

This is a 3 day walk.

On both Saturday and Sunday the End to End 5 group will divide into two groups (A and B) and walk to Curnows Hut from either the Chlorinator or Raeville in order to cover two sections of the Heysen Trail for the Warren Bonython Memorial Walk on Sunday 6 October.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY (Chlorinator to Curnows Hut)

Passing Bundaleer Reservoir and the permanently flowing Bundaleer Creek, the Trail joins the Bundaleer northern intake channel at the aqueduct. After leaving the channels at the weir it follows Never Never Creek past remnant Yacca forests and grazing land towards Bundaleer Forest.

Walk grading information has not been included for Saturday and Sunday – please consult relevant maps (1.1 – 1.5)

SATURDAY/SUNDAY (Curnows Hut to Raeville)

This is diverse walk through native scrub, Bundaleer pine forest and farmland. The ridgetops and testing climbs reward walkers with spectacular panoramic views. The Heysen Trail has been rerouted to avoid fire damage in Bundaleer Forest. See reroute on website for information http://heysentrail.asn.au/heysen_trail/re-routes.php?reroute_id=170

MONDAY (Raeville to Locks Ruin)

This walk follows dirt roads into the small town of Georgetown and beyond past Hiskeys Hut. The trail then follows undulating fencelines through Sams Hills.

Start
Saturday 5 October 2013
End
Monday 7 October 2013
Walk Leaders
Dana Florea
Russell O'Brien
Christine Porter
Peter Clark
Carol Homewood
Judy McAdam
Margaret Hardman
David Szilassy
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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
5A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 1 map 1,
chapter 1 map 2,
chapter 1 map 3,
chapter 1 map 4.

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 $48.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
10.00 am approx.
End time
3.00 pm - 4.00 pm depending on group.
Walking from
Group A: Chlorinator
Group B: Raeville
Walking to
Curnows Hut
Distance
Group A: 17 kms Group B: 24 kms
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Group A: Boggy crossing where trail leaves the channels just past the weir. Watch for bees. Group B: Difficult to find markers in several places (distance includes reroute).
Requirements
Bring plenty to drink, snack food, lunch, good walking footwear, etc, blister pack.
Experience
Trail Walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
10.00 am approx.
End time
3.00 pm - 4.00 pm depending on group.
Walking from
Group A: Raeville
Group B: Chlorinator
Walking to
Curnows Hut
Distance
Group A: 24 kms Group B: 17 kms
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Group A: Difficult to find markers in several places (distance includes reroute). Group B: Boggy crossing where trail leaves the channels just past the weir. Watch for bees.
Requirements
Bring plenty to drink, snack food, lunch, good walking footwear, etc, blister pack.
Experience
Trail Walker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
8.30 am approx.
End time
2.30 pm approx.
Walking from
Raeville
Walking to
Lock's ruin
Distance
19.5 km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Some road walking. Some slippery bits along the fence line through Sams Hills .
Requirements
Bring plenty to drink, snack food, lunch, good walking footwear, etc, blister pack.
Experience
Trail Walker

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. Curnows Hut
  2. Georgetown
  3. Hiskeys Hut
  4. Crystal Brook
  5. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  7. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  8. Flairville on Heysen
  9. Georgetown Hotel

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Spalding
  2. Spalding Hotel
  3. North Laura Hotel
  4. Spalding Escape
  5. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)
  6. Country Bakehouse Accommodation
  7. Spalding Oval