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Dares Hill Summit Road to Hallett to EE George Quarry

Sat 25 to Sun 26 Jun 2016

Walk name/location
Dares Hill Summit Road to Hallett to EE George Quarry
Walk grade
End-to-End 8
Description

THE WALK FROM WANDALLAH TO NEWIKIE CREEK TO DARES HILL SUMMIT ROAD WAS RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 2016 AS THE ROAD CONDITIONS WERE UNSUITABLE FOR BUS ACCESS. DARES HILL SUMMIT ROAD TO HALLETT TO EE GEORGE QUARRY WALKS WERE DONE INSTEAD.

SATURDAY 25th JUNE

This remote section of the Heysen Trail gives walkers their first introduction to the grazing lands beyond Goyders Line. After Wandallah Shelter walking is undulating until turning east toward Sugar Loaf Range. The track then turns to the north where Newikie Creek is reached via White Hill Road and Black Jack Shelter. This is an exposed and undulating walk with some very nice views.

SUNDAY 26th JUNE

This section passes through Caroona Conservation Park and Tourilie Gorge, which is one of the lessor known gems of the Trail. Look out for the remnants of an old bullock cut through the gorge.

SATURDAY EVENING MEAL – Royal Exchange Hotel Burra 6.30pm

THEME FOR THE WEEKEND – MINERS

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that days walk. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both days.

SATURDAY 25th to SUNDAY 26th JUNE

Start
Saturday 25 June 2016
End
Sunday 26 June 2016
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Alan Davis
Lucy Allen
Vicki Cahalan
Paul Cahalan
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Mapsheet
4B
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Meeting Location

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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
7.00am Sharp for a 7.30am Bus Departure
End time
2.00 pm approx
Walking from
Wandallah
Grid Reference: 135 787
Latitude: -33.6151706056 (33° 36' 54.6142")
Longitude: 138.9896433667 (138° 59' 22.7161")
Walking to
Newikie Creek
Grid Reference: 200 920
Latitude: -33.4963980083 (33° 29' 47.0328")
Longitude: 139.0623534278 (139° 3' 44.4723")
Distance
22 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Rocks and old wire along fence lines
Requirements
Bring snackes, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat and good comfortable footwear
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7.00am sharp for 7.30 am bus departure
End time
2.30pm approx
Walking from
Newikie Creek
Grid Reference: 200 920
Latitude: -33.4963980083 (33° 29' 47.0328")
Longitude: 139.0623534278 (139° 3' 44.4723")
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Rd
Grid Reference: 183 014
Latitude: -33.4113746806 (33° 24' 40.9489")
Longitude: 139.0459648444 (139° 2' 45.4734")
Distance
24km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Remote
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. Old Mt Bryan East School
  2. Hallett
  3. Hallett Railway Station
  4. Whistling Trig Tank
  5. Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground
  6. Wildongoleechie Hotel
  7. Tiverina Park
  8. The Carriages
  9. Cartapo Creek Hobby Farm

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Spalding
  2. Tourilie Gorge hut
  3. Spalding Hotel
  4. Spalding Escape
  5. Country Bakehouse Accommodation
  6. Spalding Oval