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Walk The Yorke – Marion Bay-Pondalowie-Gym Beach

Sat 22 to Sun 23 Oct 2022

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

Saturday

Experience spectacular scenery along this section of the trail as we pass through the 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.

Today’s section will be inland, along the Thomson-Pfizner Plaster Trail to of Inneston. The trail then follows fire trails through the thick untouched bush lands, past one of the many lakes in the park to finish the day at the Pondalowie camp ground.

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

Sunday

After walking the beach of Pondalowie Bay the route turns inland to follow the roads past Shell Beach and Browns Beach. At Browns Beach we leave the roads and join the Gym Beach Hiking Trail. This takes the trail through local scrub and vegetation, skirting local farm lands before joining the Gym Beach Road for the last few hundred metres to Gym Beach.

Suggested accommodation – Marion Bay.

To properly celebrate completion of the Trail with a dinner on Sunday evening I suggest you stay Sunday night.

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 Leader
Peter Clark
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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

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9:45am
End time
3:45pm
Walking from
Marion Bay
Walking to
Pondalowie
Distance
22km
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
9:50am
End time
2:55pm
Walking from
Pondalowie
Walking to
Gym Beach
Distance
17.7km
Risks (Sunday)
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.