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CANCELLED: Murraytown – Melrose – Alligator Gorge Rd

Sat 23 to Sun 24 May 2020

Walk name/location
Murraytown – Melrose – Alligator Gorge Rd
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

Please take note the ORDER of this weekends walks has been reversed so that the arduous walk over Mt Remarkable to Alligator Gorge Road is undertaken on Saturday.


This is a long and difficult,though memorable section of the Trail that begins with the long ascent of Mt Remarkable and continues through the Mt Remarkable National Park over many ups and downs before emerging on Alligator Gorge Road.

The start of this walk will be staggered to enable our slower walkers and those wishing to take early morning photos of the surrounding countryside a more relaxed ascent of the mount.The second group of walkers will start half an hour later, regrouping with the first group at the cairn near the summit.After a quick morning tea the group will continue as usual.

SUNDAY 24th May

A leisurely walk, predominantly along gently undulating backroads through pleasant farmlands surrounds before finishing in the shadows of Mt Remarkable at Melrose passing an ancient red river gum with perhaps the largest bole on the Trail and the tall stone tower of once prominent Jacka Brewery.

Dinner on the Saturday evening will be

Saturday 23 May 2020
Sunday 24 May 2020
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
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6A Wirrabara Forest to Melrose
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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
The 1st Group at 6.45am(sharp) and the 2nd Group a
End time
Around 4.00pm.
Walking from
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Road.
Risks (Saturday)
One long and a number of short and testing climbs and one steep and tricky slippery descent especially if wet.
Good quality footwear, suitable clothing for the weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and at least 3 litres of water.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Arround 2.30pm.
Walking from
Near Murraytown.
Walking to
Risks (Sunday)
Backroad walking.
Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and at least 2 litres of water( more if weather is warm).
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 Camp
  3. Goat Rock Camp
  4. Stony Creek Camp site
  5. Alligator Lodge
  6. Grays Hut
  7. North Star Inn
  8. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  9. Melrose Caravan and Tourist Park
  10. Melrose Holiday Units
  11. Melrose Place
  12. DD’s B&B and Wozza’s Vault Cafe
  13. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Longhill Camp
  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. Wirrabara
  2. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  3. Murray Town
  4. Catninga Shed
  5. Broadview homestead
  6. Catninga B&B
  7. Wirrabara Hotel
  8. Murray Town campsite