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Mayo Gorge to Parachilna Gorge
Sat 20 to Sun 28 Aug 2016
- Walk name/location
- Mayo Gorge to Parachilna Gorge
- Walk grade
- End-to-End 6
End to End 6 commenced walking the Heysen Trail on Sunday 17 April 2011 with 49 walkers. This is the final set of walks ending at the Parachilna Trailhead on Saturday 27 August 2016.
This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the END TO END EXTENDED WALK FEE. If you don’t have a Golden Boots card you will also be required to pay the daily walk fee ($8 x 6 walks). Accommodation and meal costs are not included. Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Rawnsley Park and return. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base location at Rawnsley Park the bus fee remains the same. Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering.
Group meals are planned for –
WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST – BBQ at the camp kitchen at Rawnsley Park Caravan Park. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. A geologist will give a talk about the area (gold coin donation).
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST – Woolshed Restaurant – 2 courses – $48 – please book and pay when registering. Dress – Dressy.
If you are unable to walk for the specified 6 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends’ office during operating hours.
BASE LOCATION: RAWNSLEY PARK – http://www.rawnsleypark.com.au/
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.30 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station at 9.00 am for loading. Additional pickup at Port Wakefield Road in front of City Dismantlers at Bus Stop 26 at about 9.45 am. ETA Rawnsley Park is 4.30 pm
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST (Walk 1) – MT LITTLE STATION TO MORALANA DRIVE
This long section of the Trail (just over 30 kms) follows picturesque Mernmerna Creek and Slaty Creek to the Red Range campsite. After which it becomes a pretty walk with gentle undulations, along creeklines and through native pine woodlands, in the shadow of Elder Range and Mt Aleck.
MONDAY 22 AUGUST (Walk 2) – MORALANA DRIVE TO WILPENA
This is one of the very special walks of the Trail, starting with a pretty creek walk through Black Gap, before climbing the Pound Range to Bridle Gap, where a look back provides spectacular views of Elder Range. Entering Flinders Range National Park, it is a pleasant stroll across Wilpena Pound to complete the day.
TUESDAY 23 AUGUST (Walk 3) – WILPENA TO BUNYEROO
This walk is entirely within the Flinders Ranges National Park with much of the day spent following the Wilcolo Track between the ABC range and the towering peaks of Wilpena Pound.
WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST – REST DAY
THURSDAY 25 AUGUST (Walk 4) – BUNYEROO TO TREZONA
In this section walkers climb from Bunyeroo Valley, up to Yanyanna Hut, passing several vantage points along the way that provide superb photo opportunities of the ranges behind. Continuing along Yanyanna Track, the trail passes old settlers’ huts before entering the geologically significant Trezona area.
FRIDAY 26 AUGUST (Walk 5) – TREZONA TO AROONA HUT
This section starts with a pleasant walk along Brachina and Enorama Creeks past the Golden Spike and other significant geological sites, before climbing to cross the ABC Range, where spectacular views of the Heysen Range unfold.
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST (Walk 6) – AROONA HUT TO PARACHILNA GORGE
This final section of the trail follows Aroona Valley to the watershed dividing it from the Parachilna Creek catchment to the north. It then follows the valley between ABC Range and Heysen Range, past abandoned mines to the final stile at the Parachilna Trailhead. This walk is a pleasant amble, perfect for reflecting on the years and kilometres taken to get here, and the friendships made along the way.
There will be a celebration at the end of the walk followed by a celebration dinner at the Woolshed Restaurant. Dress is ‘dressy casual’.
SUNDAY 28 AUGUST
Bus returns to Adelaide leaving Rawnsley Park at 8.30 am.
ETA Adelaide – 3.30 pm approx
THEME – Red shirt for the final day’s walk.
- Saturday 20 August 2016
- Sunday 28 August 2016
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Event created: 2:38 pm Monday 9 November, 2015
Event last edited: 9:54 am Thursday 20 February, 2020