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Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot, and Quorn to Dutchmans Stern

Sat 6 to Sun 7 May 2017

Walk name/location
Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot, and Quorn to Dutchmans Stern
Walk grade
End-to-End 7

Saturday 6th – Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot

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 traverse along a fence line to Eyre Depot.

This is a deceptively tough walk with a bit of everything – undulating firetracks with spectacular views, a rocky gorge and a gibber strewn floodplain.

Sunday 7th – Quorn to Dutchmans Stern

From the outskirts of 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.

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

Saturday 6 May 2017
Sunday 7 May 2017
Walk Leaders
Judith Ellis
Peter Larsson
Julie Larsson
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $58.00
Meal details

Lamb spit roast at Emily’s Bistro at 7pm – Desert and drinks available at your own expense.

Meal cost
AUD $18.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
The Dutchman car park
Walking to
Eyre Depot
19km + 1.5
Risks (Saturday)


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Quorn - intersection of McConville Rd / Altmann Road
Walking to
The Dutchman car park
10 + 6km
Risks (Sunday)

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. 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