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Dutchmans Stern car park to Eyre Depot, Quorn to Dutchmans Stern

Sat 12 to Sun 13 Oct 2013

Walk name/location
Dutchmans Stern car park to Eyre Depot, Quorn to Dutchmans Stern
Walk grade
End-to-End 4

Saturday 12th. We do the long day today! After leaving the cars at Dutchmans Car Park, we walk around the Stern, then head down (unexpectly) through a lovely gorgette, and after a climb or two, arrive on the western margin of the ranges. Then a rather tiring traverse along a fence line to Eyre Depot. We won’t get closer than this to the western plains.

Sunday 13th. From Quorn we head north-west through fields and then pleasant foothills into the Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park. We then divert from the Trail to do the Dutchmans Loop, visiting the summit for superb views in all directions. We should be able to see Wilpena Pound.Please note-you will be “Qing” on Saturday night. Theme – QI (Quorn Inspirations). “Q” or “Quorn”. 6.30pm join the quiet queue of quaint walkers taking a quick quench while quizzing the leaders about the quirks of the Heysen Trail ahead of quaffing to quell the quibbles at Quorn Community Hall.

Saturday 12 October 2013
Sunday 13 October 2013
Walk Leaders
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Heather Nimmo
Pam O'Donnell
Jenny Lewis
Nicholas Langsford
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
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AUD $32.00
Meal details

6.30pm Sat 12th – QI (Quorn Inspirations) $23/ head for Schnitzel chips Salad + Dessert. BYO drinks & glass. Quorn Community Hall, Park Tce. Proceeds to Quorn Netball Club.

Meal cost
AUD $23.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.00am walk from Dutcmans Stern Car Park
End time
3pm bus pick-up at Eyre Depot, 5pm at Dutchmans S
Walking from
Dutchmans Stern Car Park
Walking to
Eyre Depot
Risks (Saturday)
Care require off the level track-especially the fence-line traverse, very rocky.
Plenty of water, we catch the afternoon sun. Hat/sunnies essential.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
Walkers to be at Dutchmans Stern car park by 8am
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Dutchmans Stern Car Park
Risks (Sunday)
Take care on the Dutchmans Loop-look at the trail as well as the view
Plenty of water.

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. The Dutchman Hut
  2. The Old Homestead & Shearer’s Quarters
  3. Eyre Depot
  4. Quandong Apartments
  5. Quorn Brewers Cottages
  6. Austral Inn Hotel
  7. Transcontinental Hotel
  8. Endilloe Lodge Bed & Breakfast
  9. Wilderness Cabin, Horseshoe Range
  10. Elizabeth House Backpackers and Hostel
  11. Savings Bank of South Australia – Old Quorn Branch
  12. Wilkatana Station

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Arden South ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Quorn
  3. Warren Gorge
  4. Argadells
  5. McKinley’s Rest
  6. Great Northern Lodge