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Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd, Murraytown to Melrose

Sat 23 to Sun 24 Jul 2016

Walk name/location
Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd, Murraytown to Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End 7

Saturday – Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd

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 – Murraytown to Melrose

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

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that day. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both walking days.

Saturday 23 July 2016
Sunday 24 July 2016
Walk Leaders
Judith Ellis
Peter Larsson
Julie Larsson
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Meeting Location

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

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $36.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7am (A Group), 7.30am (B Group)
End time
Walking from
Grid Reference: 366 644
Latitude: -32.8268537917 (32° 49' 36.6737")
Longitude: 138.1863032278 (138° 11' 10.6916")
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Rd
Grid Reference: 278 761
Latitude: -32.7193000917 (32° 43' 9.4803")
Longitude: 138.0958308389 (138° 5' 44.991")
Risks (Saturday)
A long walk. Be prepared with lots of water and energizing snacks. Don't rush.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Grid Reference: 410 531
Latitude: -32.9297141167 (32° 55' 46.9708")
Longitude: 138.2300899389 (138° 13' 48.3238")
Walking to
Grid Reference: 366 644
Latitude: -32.8268537917 (32° 49' 36.6737")
Longitude: 138.1863032278 (138° 11' 10.6916")
17 km
Risks (Sunday)
Road walking. Walkers please keep to RHS.

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