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Curnow’s Hut to Chlorinator to Marble Hill Road. Based in Spalding

Sat 3 to Sun 4 May 2014

Walk name/location
Curnow’s Hut to Chlorinator to Marble Hill Road. Based in Spalding
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 1
Description

The theme for the weekend is “Never Never”

Sat.3rd: We begin where we left off last year with some road walking to the Yandowie homestead and then through paddocks to the valley of the Never Never Creek. Here we experience one of the unique sights on the Heysen Trail with yackas to the left of us and yackas to the right of us. Into the valley charge the brave 20-odd of us…. until we reach the new Bundaleer Tank Camp Site. Depending on when the season breaks, the crossing of Bundaleer Creek might be tricky but following the Bundaleer channel from there on is a breeze with a grand approach to the aqueduct before arriving at the Chlorinator Station.

Sun.4th: Note that today we transition from the Northern Guide to the Southern Guide! Once again we start with road walking, this time a grind up the bitumen before we reach the Bundaleer Channel. Then its flat, flat, flat walking alongside the channel except for a deviation through Spalding. If you are lucky and the weather is warm-ish you may see some of our reptilean friends which were very prevalent but timid and fast when E2E4 walked through here in October 2012.

Start
Saturday 3 May 2014
End
Sunday 4 May 2014
Walk Leaders
Mary Cartland
Steve Clift
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Peter Solomon
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Mapsheet
4C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 11,
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $36.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
2:30p.m.
Walking from
Curnow's Hut
Walking to
Chlorinator Station below Bundaleer Reservoir
Distance
18km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Creek crossing, road traffic, barbed wire, bees, livestock.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Trail walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
3:30p.m.
Walking from
Chlorinator Station
Walking to
Marble Hill Road
Distance
24km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road traffic, snakes, bees, falling into the channel.
Requirements
Morning tea, lunch, 2 litres water. Appropriate weather protection. Extra water if hot.
Experience
Trailwalker

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Curnows Hut
  2. Spalding
  3. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Spalding Hotel
  5. Spalding Escape
  6. Flairville on Heysen
  7. Country Bakehouse Accommodation
  8. Spalding Oval

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. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Whistling Trig Tank
  6. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  7. Georgetown Hotel