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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
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)
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.
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.
- Tuesday 2 June 2015
- Monday 8 June 2015
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Event created: 7:40 pm Tuesday 2 December, 2014
Event last edited: 9:54 am Thursday 20 February, 2020