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Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap to Burra Road (Walks 23&24)

Sat 5 to Sun 6 Oct 2024

Walk name/location
Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap to Burra Road (Walks 23&24)
Walk grade
End-to-End 16
Description

Special Note: These walks are being done out of order

Saturdays Walk Details: Webb Gap to Burra Road – 23km

The trail continues along the Tothill Range, providing expansive views over the surrounding farmland and Apoinga Lagoon. A sharp climb after Huppatz Hut provides walkers with a taste of things to come in future walks.

Sunday’s Walk Details:

Gerkie Gap-Webb Gap  – 18km

After a climb through Gerkie Gap to the eastern side, this hugs the Tothill Ranges, before climbing back over the range, just north of Smith Hill, where we continue the journey northward through open scrubland along the western flank of the range.

The Tothills provide the largest remaining section of remnant scrub in the area and are one of the delights of the Mid-North providing pleasant vistas over the surrounding farmland, with constant reminders of 19th century optimism and 21st century technology.

Walk Difficulty – The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Start
Saturday 5 October 2024
End
Sunday 6 October 2024
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
Michael Weinel
Tracey Evans
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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Mapsheet
3C
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Southern Guidebook, chapter 5 map 5,
chapter 5 map 6,
chapter 5 map 7.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0800
End time
1600
Walking from
Webb Gap
Walking to
Burra Road
Distance
23 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Some steep assents and descents. Conditions slippery if wet
Chance of strong windy conditions
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit and hyrdalite
Bring food and snacks for morning tea & lunch
Experience
The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0800
End time
1500
Walking from
Gerkie Gap
Walking to
Webb Gap
Distance
18km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking
Some up's and down's
Chance of strong windy conditions
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit and hyrdalite
Bring food and snacks for morning tea & lunch
Experience
The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

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. Huppatz Hut
  2. Smith Hill
  3. Webb Gap

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Hallelujah Hideaway

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Marrabel
  2. Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)
  3. Burra
  4. Marschalls Hut
  5. Worlds End ‘walk-in’ site
  6. Burra Caravan Park
  7. Burra Hotel
  8. Paxton Square Cottages
  9. Burra Motor Inn
  10. Lavender Cottage
  11. Morse Cottage
  12. Burra Heritage Cottages
  13. Griffiths Retreat and Cottage
  14. Olive Grove Retreat
  15. Burra Bed & Breakfast
  16. Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site
  17. Riverton
  18. Riverton Caravan Park
  19. Riverton Hotel
  20. Hotel Central Riverton
  21. Hayley’s House BnB Riverton