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Walk The Yorke – Gym Beach-Pondalowie-Marion Bay

Sat 22 to Sun 23 Oct 2022

Walk name/location
Walk The Yorke – Gym Beach-Pondalowie-Marion Bay
Walk grade
Walk the Yorke End-to-End
Description

Experience spectacular scenery along this section of the trail as we pass through the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park. Native fauna including emus, kangaroos, goannas and many bird species abound.

Walkers are exempt from paying entry but all vehicles entering the park are required to purchase an entry permit. Details about how this can be done will be made available prior to the walk.

Saturday

From Gym Beach we follow the Gym Beach Road inland for a few hundred metres before taking the Gym Beach Hiking Trail toward Browns Beach. This takes us through local scrub and vegetation, skirting local farm lands.

The route continues inland along the road past the Shell Beach turnoff before heading to the coast at Royston Head and then on the beach to Pondalowie.

Sunday

Today’s section will be inland, following fire trails through the thick untouched bush lands, past one of the many lakes in the park to finish the day at Marion Bay.

From Inneston to Stenhouse Bay it follows the Thomson-Pfizner Plaster Trail, the route of  an old wooden railway line.

Innes National Park from Gym Beach (Saturday and Sunday’s walks) is one of the Hero walks of the WTY.

Suggested accommodation – Marion Bay.

A dinner to celebrate completion of the Trail will be held on Saturday night. Monies for this will be collected as part of the registration.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The on-line registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Start
Saturday 22 October 2022
End
Sunday 23 October 2022
Walk Leaders
Peter Clark
Vicki Stewart
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Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

Details
Information withheld

Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00
Meal details

To celebrate the completion of the trail a group dinner BBQ will be held at the Marion Bay Caravan Park (at the Camp Kitchen) on Saturday night at 6pm.

Please include any dietary requirements or details of any extra attendees as a comment when you register.

The MBC Foods food van will set up out the front of the camp kitchen and will serve food to us from a buffet table.

The caravan park is happy for us to use the camp kitchens seating area. Just note that other guests might be using the area too.

Menu

Chicken skewers, sausages, home made beef patties, salads, bread and butter.

Includes condiments, eco friendly plates, knives and forks.

Dessert 

Apple and quandong crumble with Golden North vanilla bean ice cream.

Meal cost
AUD $38.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:05am
End time
3:05pm
Walking from
Gym Beach
Walking to
Pondalowie
Distance
16km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitise

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.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:20am
End time
4:20pm
Walking from
Pondalowie
Walking to
Marion Bay
Distance
26km
Risks (Sunday)
TBA