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Mt. Zion to Wirrabara (reroute Bangor fire area)

Sat 3 to Sun 4 May 2014

Walk name/location
Mt. Zion to Wirrabara (reroute Bangor fire area)
Walk grade
End-to-End 5
Description

SATURDAY

To avoid the extensive area burned by the Bangor fire, we make our way from last year’s finishing point to join the End to End 5 reroute. The track takes us across Beetaloo Valley, White Cliff Range and through the township of Laura.

SUNDAY

We walk the Rail Trail north from Laura and turn NE to follow typically Mid North roads to an area just west of the township of Wirrabara. The fire scarred range to the west dominates the view.

Note: The maps and GPS files available for Heysen Trail walks are NOT applicable to the above walks.

THEME

Laura’s connection to the poet C. J. Dennis will be exploited as the subject for our May Theme. Come as one of Dennis’ characters (e.g., The Sentimental Bloke, Ginger Mick, Doreen, Rose, etc.) and bring one of his poems to read to Saturday night’s gathering.

Start
Saturday 3 May 2014
End
Sunday 4 May 2014
Walk Leaders
Jerry Foster
Russell O'Brien
Christine Porter
Vicki Cox
Peter Wynen
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 4,
chapter 2 map 5,
chapter 2 map 6.

Meeting Location

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Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $36.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.30 am approx. (Commence walking)
End time
1.30 pm
Walking from
Junction of Mills Road and Collaby Hill Road (GR 394 215, Map 2.3)
Walking to
Corner of Horrocks Highway and Alexander Street, Laura
Distance
14.5 km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road walking
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trail walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.30 am approx. (Commence walking)
End time
1.30 pm
Walking from
Corner of Horrocks Highway and Alexander Street, Laura.
Walking to
Junction of Bentley Road and Cockburn Road (west of Wirrabara).
Distance
18.5 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking
Requirements
Comfortable footwear. Have a blister pack in your first aid kit. Carry water, snacks and lunch.
Experience
Trail walker

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. Murray Town
  2. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  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