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Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest to Block 9 Rd

Sat 4 to Sun 5 May 2019

Walk name/location
Mt Zion to Wirrabara Forest to Block 9 Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 10

Day 1 Saturday 4th May 2019 Mt Zion to Wirrabarra Forest 22kms

Both sections of the trail have been totally re-routed due to the Bangor fires of Jan/Feb 2014.

For most of this section the trail follows gravel roads and a rollercoaster firetrack through natural bushland towards the TV tower at the Bluff where walkers are rewarded with the spectacular views of the gulf and beyond.

Day 2 Sunday 5th May 2019 Wirrabarra Forest to Block 9 Rd 16kms

This section provides a very diverse range of scenery, beginning with the dense natural scrub, ridgelines and spectacular vistas of the Telowie Gorge Conservation park, then descending to a narrow single file track along a very pretty creek line, before emerging into walking alongside pine forests.

*If you would like to register to walk one day only, please contact the FOTH office to register*

Saturday 4 May 2019
Sunday 5 May 2019
Walk Leaders
Carol Homewood
Judy McAdam
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $40.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0830hrs Bus Departs
End time
Walking from
Mt Zion
Walking to
Wirrabara Forest


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0830hrs Bus Departs
End time
Walking from
Wirrabara Forest
Walking to
Block 9 Road (yellow Cutting Road)

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. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Murray Town
  3. Murray Town campsite
  4. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)
  5. White Park Tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel
  5. Wendy’s at Wattle Park, Flinders Ranges

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Crystal Brook
  3. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  4. Wirrabara Hotel
  5. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  6. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  7. Doughboy Reserve