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Murraytown to Alligator Gorge Road based in Melrose

Sat 15 to Sun 16 Aug 2015

Walk name/location
Murraytown to Alligator Gorge Road based in Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End 6
Description

These walks will be done out of sequence so that the longer day can be walked on Saturday.

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2015

This is a very long and difficult (but memorable) section of the Trail that starts with the ascent of Mt Remarkable. Stop occasionally to take in the views over the Willochra Plain and watch out for the wreckage of a light plane on a scree slope about 3/4 of the way up. The Trail continues through Mt Remarkable Conservation Park before emerging on Alligator Gorge Road.

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2015

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.

THEME – 1950s

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that day. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both walking days.

Start
Saturday 15 August 2015
End
Sunday 16 August 2015
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Neil Rivett
Lyn Wood
Lucy Allen
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
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Mapsheet
6A
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 3 map 1,
chapter 3 map 2,
chapter 3 map 3.

Meeting Location

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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 $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7.15 am (commence walking)
End time
3.30 pm
Walking from
Melrose
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Road
Distance
26 Km
Risks (Saturday)
Requirements
Bring walking poles if you have them, snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00 am
End time
2.30 pm approx
Walking from
Murraytown
Walking to
Melrose
Distance
17 Km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking. Keep to right hand side of road.
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
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. Stony Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Goat Rock ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Sugargum Dam ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Alligator Lodge
  5. Grays Hut
  6. The Racecourse Camp

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

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

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Melrose
  2. Wirrabara Hotel
  3. North Star Inn
  4. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  5. Melrose Caravan Park and Campground
  6. Melrose Holiday Units
  7. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  8. Wozza’s B&B
  9. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose
  10. Flinders Family Getaway