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Melrose to Alligator Gorge Road & Murraytown to Melrose

Sat 6 to Sun 7 Jul 2024

Walk name/location
Melrose to Alligator Gorge Road & Murraytown to Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Saturday Walk 43: Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd – 26kms

This is a very long and difficult (but memorable) section of the Trail that starts with the ascent of Mt Remarkable, and continues through Mt Remarkable National Park before emerging on Alligator Gorge Road.

Sunday Walk 42: Murraytown to Melrose – 17kms

A leisurely walk, predominantly along lightly undulating back roads, this section provides pleasant vistas over the surrounding farmland and finishes in the shadow of Mt Remarkable.

Walk Difficulty – The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 8 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

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.

Start
Saturday 6 July 2024
End
Sunday 7 July 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Margaret Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Karin Agostino
Michael Agostino
Chris Allen
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Map legend:

Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
Map & GPS Files
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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 9,
chapter 2 map 10,
chapter 2 map 11.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00
Meal details

Optional Saturday Night Dinner 6:30pm 

North Star Hotel, Melrose

Meals – Standard Pub Fare with Vegetarian & GF options – Order and Pay on the night, just RSVP so we can let the hotel know numbers

Please let us know in “Include a note” if you will be bringing a non-walking partner/friend

E2E14 Social Committee Theme 

Christmas in July – raid the Christmas decorations and come dressed in your Christmas best.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
6:30am sharp be there 6:10am for check-in
End time
3:30pm Bus pick up at walk finish
Walking from
Melrose
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Rd
Distance
26km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Exhaustion (especially on a warm day) is a possibility please keep well hydrated
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:00am sharp bus departure - be there 7:40am for check-in
End time
2:00pm approx.
Walking from
Murraytown
Walking to
Melrose
Distance
17km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking. Walkers to keep to RHS unless directed otherwise by the Walk Leader
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
Trailwalker

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. Melrose
  2. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Alligator Lodge
  6. Grays Hut
  7. Wirrabara Hotel
  8. North Star Inn
  9. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  10. Melrose Caravan Park and Campground
  11. Melrose Holiday Units
  12. Wozza’s B&B
  13. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose
  14. Flinders Family Getaway
  15. Doughboy Reserve
  16. The Racecourse Camp

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Longhill ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Wilmington
  3. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  4. Beautiful Valley Caravan Park
  5. Stony Creek Bush Camp Caravan Park

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Murray Town
  2. Murray Town campsite