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Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot; Quorn to Dutchmans Stern

Sat 15 to Sun 16 Sep 2018

Walk name/location
Dutchmans Stern to Eyre Depot; Quorn to Dutchmans Stern
Walk grade
End-to-End 9

On Saturday…Dutchmans Stern 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.

On Sunday … Quorn to Dutchmans Stern…

This section of the trail passes the outskirts of Quorn before climbing gradually towards The Dutchmans Stern. Taking a detour off of the Heysen Trail to walk the 6 km Dutchmans Stern loop will provide a memorable highlight.

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 15 September 2018
Sunday 16 September 2018
Walk Leaders
Peter Clark
Catherine Anderson
David Szilassy
Aled Jones
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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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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $40.00
Meal details

A group dinner will be held at the Quorn Bowling Club … Corned Silverside & veg plus Fruit Salad and Icecream

Meal cost
AUD $20.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Dutchmans Stern
Grid Reference: 807 227
Latitude: -32.2973582222 (32° 17' 50.4896")
Longitude: 137.980855625 (137° 58' 51.0803")
Walking to
Eyre Depot
Grid Reference: 765 301
Latitude: -32.2317324333 (32° 13' 54.2368")
Longitude: 137.9341571694 (137° 56' 2.9658")
Risks (Saturday)


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Grid Reference: 193 164
Latitude: -32.3541155111 (32° 21' 14.8158")
Longitude: 138.0172824778 (138° 1' 2.2169")
Walking to
Dutchmans Stern
Grid Reference: 807 227
Latitude: -32.2973582222 (32° 17' 50.4896")
Longitude: 137.980855625 (137° 58' 51.0803")
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