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Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd, Murraytown to Melrose

Sat 13 to Sun 14 Jul 2013

Walk name/location
Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd, Murraytown to Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End 4

Saturday 13th: A long day. From Melrose we climb the switchback to the summit of Mt Remarkable, 961m. Then we head northwest through very attractive country of the Mt Remarkable National Park. The end is at the Alligator Gorge Road. Please note the early start and water/energy food requirements. It is a great walk. Note again, staggered, early start – 7am for the B Group, 7.30am for the A Group.

Sunday 14th: From Murray Town we head north for 5km along Wild Dog Creek Road, then turn northwest, toward the hills to reach Survey Road. Then its north towards Melrose and Mt Remarkable! (the Mighty Mount)

THEME – MELROSE MEMORABILIA-something old for the oldest town in the Flinders

Saturday 13 July 2013
Sunday 14 July 2013
Walk Leaders
Kevin Liddiard
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Heather Nimmo
Pam O'Donnell
Nicholas Langsford
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $32.00
Meal details

MELROSE MEMORABILIA-something old for the oldest town in the Flinders. 6.30 pm Melrose Showgrounds. BYO +glassware. Main+dessert.

Meal cost
AUD $26.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7am departure (B), 7.30am (A)
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Rd.
Risks (Saturday)
A long walk. Be prepared with lots of water and energizing snacks. Don't rush.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.00am for 8.30am -at the North Star Hotel
End time
Walking from
Murray Town
Walking to
Risks (Sunday)
.Care on secondary gravel roads-there are a few vehicles passing by.

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. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Alligator Lodge
  5. Grays Hut
  6. The Racecourse Camp

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

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

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Melrose
  2. Wirrabara Hotel
  3. North Star Inn
  4. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  5. Melrose Caravan Park and Campground
  6. Melrose Holiday Units
  7. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  8. Wozza’s B&B
  9. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose
  10. Flinders Family Getaway