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Eyre Depot to Mt Little Station (Mayo Gorge)

Sat 10 to Sun 18 Jun 2017

Walk name/location
Eyre Depot to Mt Little Station (Mayo Gorge)
Walk grade
End-to-End 7
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.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only some of the days, please contact the FOHT office to register for those days. The online registering system will only allow you to register for all walking days.

Start
Saturday 10 June 2017
End
Sunday 18 June 2017
Walk Leaders
Judith Ellis
Peter Larsson
Julie Larsson
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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 $48.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $8.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $340.00
Meal details

Tuesday Night 7pm at Emilys Bistro, lamb spit roast. Drinks and desert available at your own expense.

Meal cost
AUD $18.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
Bus departs Strathalbyn 7.30am; Adelaide 9am
End time
Arrive Quorn 3pm
Risks (Saturday)
TBA

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
6.30am departure from Quorn Railway Station
End time
4pm
Walking from
Eyre Depot (GR 765 301)
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.
Walking to
Leave the trail at GR 797 360 and follow the track out to Warren Gorge
Distance
18km + 4.5km walk out
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Abundant loose rocks
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
7am departure from Quorn Railway Station
End time
4pm
Walking from
Warren Gorge to rejoin the trail at GR 797 360. 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 ridgeline and a pretty creekline to exit at Buckaringa
Walking to
Buckaringa Gorge
Distance
4.5km walk in + 14 km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Some sections with loose stones. May be very windy and cold on Mt Arden.
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
7.30am from Quorn Railway Station
End time
4pm
Walking from
Buckaringa (GR 215 429)
This is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.
Walking to
Calabrinda Creek (GR 349 530)
Distance
22km
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
Some rocky sections; two major creek crossings with steep banks. May be windy on the plains.
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
7.30am from Hawker Tourist Information area
End time
4pm
Walking from
Calabrinda Creek (GR 349 530)
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.
Walking to
Jarvis Hill (GR 505669)
Distance
26km
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Abundant loose rocks in places
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
8am from Hawker Tourist Information area
End time
4pm
Walking from
Jarvis Hill (GR 505669)
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
Walking to
Old Wonoka / Leigh Creek Road (GR 533 740)
Distance
9km
Risks (Friday)
TBA

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8am from Hawker Tourist Information area
End time
4pm
Walking from
Old Wonoka - Leigh Creek Road (GR 533 740)
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.
Walking to
Mt Little Camp complex via Mayo Gorge (GR 544 850)
Distance
15 +1km
Risks (Saturday)
Requirements
Be prepared for all weathers; plenty of water and snacks.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
Coach departs Hawker 9.30am
End time
Adelaide Central Bus Station 4pm, Strathalbyn 5pm
Walking from
Travel from Hawker to Adelaide
Risks (Sunday)
TBA

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. Mt Arden South ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Buckaringa North ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Calabrinda Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Mt Elm ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Mayo Hut
  6. Red Range ‘walk-in’ site
  7. Wonoka Station
  8. Mt Little 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. Hawker
  2. Arkaba Conservancy
  3. Warren Gorge
  4. Argadells

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

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