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Eyre Depot to Mayo Gorge

Sat 7 to Sun 15 Jun 2014

Walk name/location
Eyre Depot to Mayo Gorge
Walk grade
End-to-End 4
Description

Six days walking from Eyre Depot to Mayo Gorge.

See Heysen Trail Book Northern Guide Maps 4.3 to 5.3. Start/finish points and distances are given for each day below.

Start
Saturday 7 June 2014
End
Sunday 15 June 2014
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Heather Nimmo
Pam O'Donnell
Nicholas Langsford
Catherine Anderson
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Mapsheet
7A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 4 map 3,
chapter 4 map 4.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $280.00
Meal details

Sat7th Emily’s Bistro. Lamb roast . Vegetarian option. Bar $26.Sat14th 6.30pm Hawker Sports Centre. Mains +dessert. Bar. $29.

Meal cost
AUD $55.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
Bus departs Strathalbyn 7.30am Rufus Depot: ETSA P
End time
Arrive Quorn 2.45pm
Walking from
BUS DEPARTS ETSA PARK 9AM-LOADING 8.30-9.00.
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Too much singing on the bus

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
6am for 6.30am Quorn Railway Station.
End time
4pm
Walking from
Eyre Depot
Walking to
Warren Gorge
Distance
18km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Abundant loose rocks.
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
7am at Quorn Railway Station
End time
4 pm
Walking from
Warren Gorge
Walking to
Buckaringa Gorge
Distance
14km +4.5km walk in.
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Some sections with loose stones. May be very windy and cold on Mt Arden and descent.
Requirements
Prepared for all weathers,; plenty of water and snacks
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
7.30am Quorn Railway Station
End time
4pm
Walking from
Buckaringa Gorge
Walking to
Calabrinda Creek
Distance
22km
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
Some rocky sections; two major creek crossings with steep banks .may be windy on the plains
Requirements
Prepared for all weathers, plenty of water and snacks
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
TBA
Walking to
Transfer to Hawker

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
7.30am Hawker Tourist Information area.
End time
4pm
Walking from
Calabrinda Creek
Walking to
Jarvis Hill
Distance
26km
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Abundant loose rocks in places
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers,; plenty of water and snacks
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
8am Hawker Tourist Information area
End time
4pm
Walking from
Jarvis Hill
Walking to
Old Wonoka
Distance
9km
Risks (Friday)
Hazards
If wet, bare rocks slippery on exposed ridge , cold if windy.
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers,; plenty of water and snacks
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8am Hawker Tourist Information area
End time
4pm
Walking from
Old Wonoka
Walking to
Mt Little Camp Complex via Mayo Gorge
Distance
16km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Beware of trip hazards
Requirements
Prepared for all weathers,; plenty of water and snacks
Experience
Trailwalker essential

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
Coach departs Hawker 9.30am
End time
ETSA Park Stadium 4pm. Strathalbyn 5pm
Walking from
Travel Hawker to Adelaide.

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. Red Range ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Mayo Hut
  3. Mt Elm ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Calabrinda Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Buckaringa North ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Mt Arden South ‘walk-in’ site
  7. Mt Little Station
  8. Wonoka Station
  9. Hawker Caravan Park
  10. Outback Chapmanton Motor Inn
  11. Hawker Hotel Motel
  12. Meaney’s Rest
  13. Wilkatana Station
  14. Sunset Ridge Accommodation
  15. Arkaba Stockyard tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Arkaba Conservancy
  2. Hawker
  3. Argadells
  4. Warren Gorge

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Rawnsley Park Station
  2. The Dutchman Hut
  3. Eyre Depot