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Moralana Drive to Parachilna Trailhead

Sat 11 to Sat 18 Aug 2018

Walk name/location
Moralana Drive to Parachilna Trailhead
Walk grade
End-to-End 8
Description

End to End 8 commenced walking the Heysen Trail on Sunday May 12th 2013 with 76 walkers. This is the final set of walks ending at the Parachilna Trailhead on Friday 17 August 2018.

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 5 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 15 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).

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST – Woolshed Restaurant Approx 6pm – 2 courses – $55 – please book and pay when registering. Dress Code- Black Tie/Dressy.

If you are unable to walk for the specified 5 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 11 AUGUST

For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.00 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station at 8.45 am for loading.

ETA Rawnsley Park is 4.30 pm

SUNDAY 12 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 13 AUGUST (Walk 2) – 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

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST (Walk 3) – 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.

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST – REST DAY

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST (Walk 4) – 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.

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST (Walk 5) – 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 approx. 6pm. Dress Code is ‘Black Tie/dressy

SATURDAY 18 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.

Start
Saturday 11 August 2018
End
Saturday 18 August 2018
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Alan Davis
Lucy Allen
Vicki Cahalan
Paul Cahalan
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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 $40.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $280.00
Meal details

Woolshed Restaurant, Rawnsley Park (Main + dessert. Drinks not included. (BYO $15 corkage)BLACK TIE/DRESSY

Meal cost
AUD $55.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.00 am bus departs Adelaide Central Bus Station
End time
4.30 pm approx - Rawnsley Park
Risks (Saturday)
TBA

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7.30 am (commence walking)
End time
4.30 pm approx
Walking from
Mt Little Station
Walking to
Moralana Scenic Drive
Distance
30km + 1km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Rocky creeks with with many opportunities for twisted ankles
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, Afternoon tea, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Experience
Trailwalker

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
8.30 am (commence walking)
End time
3.00 pm approx
Walking from
Wilpena
Walking to
Bunyaroo
Distance
21.5km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
Cyclists on the Mawson Trail along Wilcolo Track
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Experience
Trailwalker

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
8.30 am (commence walking)
End time
2.00 pm approx
Walking from
Bunyaroo
Walking to
Trezona
Distance
14km
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
Cyclists on the Mawson Trail along Yanyanna Track
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Experience
Trailwalker

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
REST DAY
Risks (Wednesday)
TBA

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
8.30 am (commence walking)
End time
2.00 pm approx
Walking from
Trezona
Walking to
Aroona Hut
Distance
15km
Risks (Thursday)
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Experience
Trailwalker

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
8.30 am (commence walking)
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Aroona Hut
Walking to
Parachilna Trailhead
Distance
17 Km
Risks (Friday)
Hazards
Celebrating, emotional hikers near end of walk.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit.
Experience
Trailwalker

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
TRAVEL HOME
Risks (Saturday)
TBA