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Murraytown-Melrose-Ali Gorge Rd

Sat 16 to Sun 17 Jul 2022

Walk name/location
Murraytown-Melrose-Ali Gorge Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 12
Description

WEEEKEND BASED IN MELROSE *****PLEASE NOTE WALKS BEING DONE OUT OF ORDER******

SAT 16TH-This is a long and difficult section of the Trail that starts with the ascent of Mt Remarkable {961mtrs} a climb of  600mtrs over 7.5kms  to reach the summit.Keep an eye out for the wreckage of a light plane that crashed on a scree slope some years ago This is the easy bit before a long steep descent drops us back into the spectacular creek lines and valley’s of the Mount Remarkable National Park .A day of hard Hill walking sees the walk end at Alligator Gorge Rd .MOST GROUPS HAVE TAKEN 9HRS TO DO THIS WALK IN THE PAST.IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR HAVE AN INJURY PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM THIS WALK AS GETTING SOMEONE OUT OF HERE WILL PROVE VERY DIFFICULT .We will start in two groups before walking as one from the top of the Mountain .The slower group will start at 6;30am followed by the faster group at 7am SHARP .If you’re not there at these times we will leave and will not be phoning people to see where they are  .HEAD TORCHES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THESE EARLY STARTS .Bus being caught at end of day .

PLEASE LEAVE 6;30am OR 7am IN NOTES TO LEADER UPON REGISTERING TO LET US KNOW WHICH GROUP YOU’RE STARTING WITH IN THE MORNING.IF YOU NORMALLY WALK IN THE BACK GROUP YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO  START AT 6;30AM.

Sun 17th -A leisurely walk today along lightly undulating backroads after yesterday’s slog .This section provides pleasant vistas over surrounding farmland and finishes in the shadow of Mt Remarkable.Be sure to check out the old Quarry on the way into Melrose and the famous Redgum dividing one of the backstreets .

Please wear a mask and sanitise hands upon boarding the bus .

If you only want to walk one of these days please ring the office to register.

PLEASE FIND AND READ ALL DETAILS .

Start
Saturday 16 July 2022
End
Sunday 17 July 2022
Walk Leaders
Adam Matthews
James Wenzel
Kara Turner
Robin Sharland
Suzanne Matthews
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Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
6;30am or 7am
End time
4pm
Walking from
Melrose
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Rd
Distance
24;5kms
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Exposure to the Elements,creek crosssings,steep ascents & descents .Slippery tracks ,
Requirements
Morn tea ,lunch,extra snacks ,2-3 ltrs of water,Appropriate clothing and footwear ,Poles if you please ,Headtorch,Personal first aid kit .ALWAYS CARRY A GOOD RAINJACKET. BEING FIT .Spare Socks
Experience
TRAILWALKER .

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8;30AM
End time
1.30-2pm
Walking from
Murraytown
Walking to
Melrose
Distance
17;5kms
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
road walking ,possibly a wet section through long grass.Exposure to the elements.
Requirements
Walk facing oncoming traffic RHS of road ,morn tea lunch ,2-3 ltrs of water .Appropriate clothing and footwear.Spare socks
Experience
TRAILWALKER

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. Melrose
  2. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Alligator Lodge
  6. Grays Hut
  7. Wirrabara Hotel
  8. North Star Inn
  9. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  10. Melrose Caravan Park and Campground
  11. Melrose Holiday Units
  12. Wozza’s B&B
  13. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose
  14. Flinders Family Getaway
  15. Doughboy Reserve
  16. The Racecourse Camp

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

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

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Murray Town
  2. Murray Town campsite