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Dutchman’s Stern to Old Wonoka

Tue 2 to Mon 8 Jun 2015

Walk name/location
Dutchman’s Stern to Old Wonoka
Walk grade
End-to-End 5
Description

IMPORTANT NOTE

This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the END TO END EXTENDED WALK FEE. This fee assumes that registrants have purchased a Golden Boots card (see https://heysentrail.asn.au/walks/faq-frequently-asked-questions/#cost ). Accommodation and meal costs are not included. Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Pt. Augusta, then Hawker, and return to Adelaide. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base locations (Pt Augusta and Hawker) the bus fee remains the same. Please note that there are no other fee options for this multi-day event. Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering. Group meals are planned for Tuesday 2 June (byo BBQ) and Sunday 7 June (hotel).

If you are unable to walk for the specified 6 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends’ office during operating hours.

BASE LOCATION: 1 – 4 JUNE (WALKS 1, 2, & 3)

Port Augusta (Big 4 Holiday Park)

TUESDAY 2 JUNE (WALK 1)

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

WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE (WALK 2)

After climbing back into the range, walkers enter Mount Arden Creek which winds its way northwards. The gradual climb up the winding creek bed with its waterfalls and rocky sections can make progress very slow.

THURSDAY 4 JUNE (WALK 3)

After Mt Arden South campsite the trail leaves the creek to climb Mt Arden summit for spectacular 360 degree views. The trail then follows the ridge line and a pretty creek line to exit at Buckaringa Gorge.

FRIDAY 5 JUNE RELOCATE BASE TO HAWKER (NO WALKING)

BASE LOCATION: 5 – 8 JUNE (WALKS 4, 5, & 6)

Hawker

SATURDAY 6 JUNE (WALK 4)

This is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.

SUNDAY 7 JUNE (WALK 5)

This is a long but fairly fast walk, initially along vehicle tracks, then over open grazing land along the face of Yappala Range and past the historic Mt Elm school site to Jarvis Hill carpark.

MONDAY 8 JUNE (WALK 6 and RETURN TO ADELAIDE)

One of the gems of the Trail, this ridge walk provides spectacular views and many photo opportunities. It is a short walk, but may still take up to 4 hours because of the terrain and photo stops.

THEME

On Thursday we climb Mt Arden, named after Matthew Flinders’ great-grandmother. See The Life of Capt Matthew Flinders R.N. (Appendix C) at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks/e00065.html

The theme is, therefore, the letter A.

Start
Tuesday 2 June 2015
End
Monday 8 June 2015
Walk Leaders
Jerry Foster
Russell O'Brien
Christine Porter
Vicki Cox
Peter Wynen
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Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4 map 2,
chapter 4 map 3.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $300.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $300.00)

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
8.45 am approx. (Start walking)
End time
3.00 pm approx.
Walking from
The Dutchman's Stern (GR 807 227, Map 4.2)
Walking to
Eyre Depot (GR 765 301, Map 4.3)
Distance
19 km
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
Uneven and loose surfaces
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
9.00 am approx. (Start walking)
End time
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm approx.
Walking from
Eyre Depot (GR 765 301, Map 4.3)
Walking to
Exit HT at approx. GR 798 361, Map 4.4 to Warren Gorge GR 181 349, CFS map 476
Distance
17 km approx.
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards
Difficult terrain
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
9.15 am approx. (Start walking)
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Warren Gorge (to access HT)
Walking to
Buckaringa Gorge (GR 210 430, map 4.6)
Distance
20 km
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Difficult terrain
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
9.45 am Depart Pt. Augusta by bus
Walking from
Travel day from Port Augusta to Hawker to establish new base location for the next 3 walking days.
Risks (Friday)
TBA

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.30 am approx (Start walking)
End time
3.00 pm approx
Walking from
Buckaringa Gorge
Grid Reference: 215 429
Walking to
Calabrinda Creek
Grid Reference: 349 530
Distance
22 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Creek crossings can be slippery. Road walking along Partacoona Rd.
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00 am approx (Start walking)
End time
3.00 pm approx
Walking from
Calabrinda Creek
Grid Reference: 349 530
Walking to
Jarvis Hill
Grid Reference: 505 669
Distance
26 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Rocky terrain in parts.
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
9.00 am approx
End time
1.00 pm approx
Walking from
Jarvis Hill
Grid Reference: 505 669
Walking to
Old Wonoka
Grid Reference: 533 740
Distance
9 km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Walking on bare rock surfaces that can be slippery at times. Take care near cliff edges.
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker