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Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra

Sat 28 Jun 2014 to Fri 4 Jul 2014

Walk name/location
Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 1
Description

Theme: “Le Tour de Burra”

Access to Day 2 and 3 is difficult and wet-weather affected – be prepared for late-notice program changes.

Sat 28th June: On our first day we have a period of flat walking, followed by a hill, and then more flat walking. Oh, did I forget to mention that the hill is the towering Mt Bryan!?! At least we will be ascending from the less steep side. Today we reach the Halfway point of the Trail!!!

Sun 29th June: A remote but delightful section is covered today with a climb up to Caroona Creek Conservation Park where we descend through the picturesque Tourilie Gorge. We then skirt the saltbush plains to reach the easternmost point of the Heysen Trail before continuing on to cross the spectacular Newikie Creek.

Mon 30th June: An interesting walk past Black Jack shelter and into mallee before breaking out onto the barren Mongalata hills – a roller coaster ride to Wandallah.

Tues 1st July: Our Rest Day. For those with energy left, the Heysen Trail Greening Committee have a tree-planting day on the roadsides north of Burra Gorge.

Wed 2nd July: We tackle the humps out from Wandallah then easing down to Burra. See if you can find any trees on this part of the trail.

Thurs 3rd July: At last a day without mountains. Just in case you forgot what road-walking was like we finish this section with an 8km gun barrel walk down to Burra Gorge. At least our new plantings and a new campsite will be a welcome distraction.

Fri 4th July: A lovely little unassuming section to finish our walking week. A lot of variety yet nothing spectacular and reasonably short so that we will reach our cars hopefully to be home before dark.

Start
Saturday 28 June 2014
End
Friday 4 July 2014
Walk Leaders
Mary Cartland
Steve Clift
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Peter Solomon
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $48.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $12.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $120.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
3:00p.m.
Walking from
Hallett
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Road
Distance
19.0km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road traffic. Steep descent (slippery if wet). High winds on mountain top
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Experienced Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
4:30p.m.
Walking from
Dares Hill Summit Road
Walking to
Newikie Creek
Distance
24km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Loose stone, creek beds.
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Experienced Trailwalker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
9:30a.m.
End time
4:00pm
Walking from
Newikie Creek
Walking to
Wandallah
Distance
21.5km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Steep climbs/descents. Exposure to weather.
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Experienced Trailwalker

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
Walking from
Rest Day.
Optional tree planting near Burra Gorge.
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
Exposure to weather. Back Strain.
Experience
Nil

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
9:00a.m.
End time
2:00p.m.
Walking from
Wandallah
Walking to
Burra
Distance
15km
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards
Steep climbs/descents. Exposure to weather.
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Experienced Trailwalker

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
8:45a.m.
End time
3:00p.m.
Walking from
Burra
Walking to
Burra Gorge
Distance
24.5km
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
Road traffic
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Trailwalker

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
9:30a.m.
End time
2:30p.m.
Walking from
Burra Gorge
Walking to
Old Burra Road
Distance
15.5km
Risks (Friday)
Hazards
Road traffic. Creek bed if wet.
Requirements
Morning tea and lunch. Appropriate weather protection.
Experience
Trailwalker