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End to End Minus 2 Kyeema-Inman Valley (Wk8.5)

Sat 26 to Mon 28 Aug 2023

Walk name/location
End to End Minus 2 Kyeema-Inman Valley (Wk8.5)
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 2

This is our penultimate “Week” of walking south.
Day 1 Starting where we left off, in the Kyeema Conservation Park, we climb Mount Magnificent and if we are lucky we may hear the dulcet tones of the shrieking Cameron. It’s then a descent into the Finniss Conservation Park, hoping to keep our feet dry as we cross the ford at the Finniss River, past the closed Finniss Campsite and then on through the bracken to the old dairy factory at Mt Compass.
Day 2 From the old dairy factory we have a bit of a trudge along Woodcone Road, before we head off to Mount Cone, via an initial steep descent, then a steep climb to a long a ridge line that on a fine day should give us fantastic views. It’s then down to Lawless Lane and cross the Hindmarsh Tiers Road, finally transiting the lovely Yulte Conservation Park and reaching our vehicles, at Myponga.
Day 3 Our final day of Week 8.5 starts with some road walking to get into another beautiful conservation park, Myponga CP, which in true form has some ups and downs and creek crossings, before emerging at Moon Hill. It’s then a descent over Sugarloaf and into the Inman Valley.
The THEME of the Week is “Magnificent”, so make of that what you will.

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.

Saturday 26 August 2023
Monday 28 August 2023
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Julian Monfries
Simon Cameron
Julia McLachlan
Peter Solomon
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $75.00
Meal details

Mount Compass Hotel Saturday 26th @ 6.30PM.

The Smiling Samoyed, after the walk into Myponga, Sunday from about 3.00PM, for après walk drinks and pizza or snack. You will need to check out the menu https://smilingsamoyed.com.au/menu/ as you need to give your order AND the money to Simon, on the day, so bring cash!


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Kyeema CP
Walking to
Old Dairy Factory, Mount Compass
Risks (Saturday)
Walking Nangkita Road, fast traffic and crossing Victor Harbor Road, when we are tired at the end of the day.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Old Dairy Factory, Mount Compass
Walking to
22 km
Risks (Sunday)
May be slippery underfoot and crossing Hindmarsh Tiers Road, fast moving traffic.


Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Inman Valley
18 km
Risks (Monday)
Slippery under foot, especially through Myponga CP.

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. Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)
  2. Chookarloo Campground
  3. Mt Compass
  4. Compass Country Cabins
  5. Forest Gate Cottage

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Compass Caravan Park