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Mt Compass to Kyeema

Sun 28 May 2017

Walk name/location
Mt Compass to Kyeema
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

Starting from the Old Dairy Factory, 1.5 south of Mt Compass the trail crosses the Victor Harbor Rd before moving through the dairy pastures of Mt Compass and Nangkita. Then it follows undulating back roads past a section of the Finniss River before a climb along the boundary of the Finniss Con. Park and up over more dairy pastures prior to entering into the Mt Magnificent Con. Park, where a short hike off the main trail to the summit rewards walkers with spectacular views over the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

Upon leaving the park the trail crosses over Blackfellows Creek Rd into a short section of native bushland before finishing the day with a road walk surrounded by open grazing land.

Sunday 28 May 2017
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
Annabelle Schuttloffel
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $8.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
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AUD $20.00

Walk Specifics
Start time
7.45am for 8.15am sharp bus departure
End time
Walking from
Old Dairy Factory 1.5 klms south of Mt Compass at the corner of Victor Harbor & Wood Cone Roads( Grid Ref.842836 on Southern Guidebook map 2.6 or map 1d on Mapsheet 1)
Walking to
Woodgate Hill Road,car park for Kyeema Cons. Park, Kuitpo (Grid Ref.899942 on Southern Guidebook map 2.8 or map 1d on Mapsheet 1)
20 klms
Crossing Victor Harbor Rd and later walking along Blackfellows Creek & Woodgate Hill Rds. Also some boggy sections after exiting Finniss Cons. Park
Suitabler footwear, protective clothing( raincoat & warm jacket etc.), sun hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water.r

Nearby Campsites and Accommodation Options

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In This Section

On or within 2km of this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Woodcutters Cottage (formerly Old Kuitpo Youth Hostel)
  2. Chookarloo Campground
  3. Mt Compass
  4. Compass Country Cabins
  5. Forest Gate Cottage

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Compass Caravan Park