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E2E 10’s Leigh Creek Rd (Old Wonoka) to Parachilna Gorge
Thu 8 to Sat 17 Jul 2021
- Walk name/location
- E2E 10’s Leigh Creek Rd (Old Wonoka) to Parachilna Gorge
- Walk grade
- End-to-End 10
Our trip to the end of the trail!
This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the FULL BUS FEE.
Accommodation and meal costs are not included.
There is limited accommodation still available at Rawnsley Park, there are however three cabins in the caravan park on hold for participants on this walk. The cabins will be released to the public on the 28th June.
Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Rawnsley Park Station (Thursday July 8) and return to Adelaide (Saturday July 17).
Passengers are asked to pack all clothing, food etc into suit cases, eskies and cardboard boxes.
If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base location at Rawnsley Park you are still required to pay the bus fee.
Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering.
Group meals are planned for Sunday July 11 (Sausage Sizzle) and Friday 16 July (Celebration Dinner)
If you are unable to walk for the specified 7 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends’ office during operating hours.
End to End 10 commenced walking the Heysen Trail on Sunday May 3 2015. This is the final set of walks ending at the Parachilna Trailhead on Friday July 16.
Rawnsley Park Station
Thursday July 8
For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.30 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station at 9.00 am for loading.
Friday July 9 (WALK 1 – Old Wonoka to Mt Little Stn)
A classic Flinders Ranges creek walk, the whole day is spent in Wonoka Creek which has been the site of a couple of major floods in recent years.
Saturday July 10 (WALK 2 – Mt Little Stn to Moralana Dr)
This long section of the Trail (just over 30 kms) follows picturesque Mernmerna Creek and Slaty Creek to the Red Range campsite. After which it becomes a pretty walk with gentle undulations, along creeklines and through native pine woodlands, in the shadow of Elder Range and Mt Aleck.
Sunday July 11 (WALK 3 – Moralana Dr to Wilpena )
This is one of the very special walks of the Trail, starting with a pretty creek walk through Black Gap, before climbing the Pound Range to Bridle Gap, where a look back provides spectacular views of Elder Range. Entering Flinders Range National Park, it is a pleasant stroll across Wilpena Pound to complete the day.
Monday July 12 (WALK 4 – Wilpena to Bunyeroo)
This walk is entirely within the Flinders Ranges National Park with much of the day spent following the Wilcolo Track between the ABC range and the towering peaks of Wilpena Pound.
Tuesday July 13 (REST DAY)
Wednesday July 14 (WALK 5 – Bunyeroo to Trezona)
In this section walkers climb from Bunyeroo Valley, up to Yanyanna Hut, passing several vantage points along the way that provide superb photo opportunities of the ranges behind. Continuing along Yanyanna Track, the trail passes old settlers’ huts before entering the geologically significant Trezona area.
Thursday July 15 (WALK 6 – Trezona to Aroona Hut)
This section starts with a pleasant walk along Brachina and Enorama creeks past the Golden Spike and other significant geological sites, before climbing to cross the ABC Range, where spectacular views of the Heysen Range unfold.
Friday July 16 (WALK 7 – Aroona Hut to Parachilna)
This final section of the trail follows Aroona Valley to the watershed dividing it from the Parachilna Creek catchment to the north. It then follows the valley between ABC Range and Heysen Range, past abandoned mines to the final stile at the Parachilna Trailhead. This walk is a pleasant amble, perfect for reflecting on the years and kilometres taken to get here, and the friendships made along the way.
There will be celebration at the end of the walk followed by a celebration dinner at Rawnsley Park.
Saturday July 17
Bus returns to Adelaide leaving Rawnsley Park at 8.30 am.
- Thursday 8 July 2021
- Saturday 17 July 2021
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Event created: 8:20 pm Tuesday 4 August, 2020
Event last edited: 10:17 am Monday 7 June, 2021