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Murraytown to Melrose to Aligator Gorge Rd

Sat 13 to Sun 14 May 2023

Walk name/location
Murraytown to Melrose to Aligator Gorge Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 13

STOP PRESS: The theme for the weekend is  *** Flower ***

Please note, this weekend will be run out of the usual order. If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the office to register when registrations open.

Saturday: Melrose to Alligator Gorge Rd. This is a very long and difficult (but memorable) section of the Trail that starts with the ascent of Mt Remarkable, and continues through Mt Remarkable National Park before emerging on Alligator Gorge Road.

Sunday: Murraytown to Melrose. A leisurely walk, predominantly along lightly undulating back roads, this section provides pleasant vistas over the surrounding farmland and finishes in the shadow of Mt Remarkable.

BIOSECURITY MEASURES – Please ensure you thoroughly clean your footwear, clothing, walking poles and other equipment before and after each walk to remove all seeds, dirt and other debris. Removed seeds should be bagged and disposed in a ‘to landfill’ garbage bin.

Saturday 13 May 2023
Sunday 14 May 2023
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
Margaret Keelan
Peter Deacon
Robert Ruediger
Vicki Barrett
Jennine Vine
William Vine
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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
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Group dinner has been booked at the North Star Hotel at 7pm on Saturday. Order and pay on the day. Please confirm you are joining us by selecting ‘yes’, to help the hotel with numbers.


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Rd
Risks (Saturday)
Exhaustion (especially on a warm day) is a possibility for some walkers
2 litres of water minimum. Lunch and morning tea and extra snacks
Trailwalker experience


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8am for 8.15am departure
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Walking to
Risks (Sunday)
Road walking
Water, lunch and morning tea

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. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Melrose
  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. Wilmington
  2. Longhill ‘walk-in’ site
  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