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Myponga/Mt Compass

Sun 29 Oct 2023

Walk name/location
Myponga/Mt Compass
Walk grade
End-to-End 16

Note: This is the walk that was originally scheduled for Sunday June 26th.
Walkers who registered for the June walk (including those who withdrew from that event and didn’t apply for a refund) have had their registrations transferred to the new date.

After a short road walk, the trail enters the small but picturesque Yulte Conservation Park after a steady climb you have a challenging steep  descent where walking poles, if you have them, will be put to good use.

After emerging from the bushland, the trail crosses open farmland continuing along Lawless Rd (and past the Myponga Pistol Club firing range), and gradually climbing to Mt Cone, passing interesting 2 tier tree plots dotted about the hills and from the top of the ridge you are presented with distant views over Victor Harbor to the South before finishing with a road walk to Mt Compass.

Fitness: The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

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.

Sunday 29 October 2023
Walk Leaders
Kathy Wright
Paul Gill
Lisa Duffield
Michael Weinel
Tracey Evans
Patrick Betham
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
Map & GPS Files
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Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 4,
chapter 2 map 5,
chapter 2 map 6.

Meeting Location

Meeting location details will be provided after you have registered for this event.

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $10.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $1.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $20.00

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. Mt Compass
  2. Mt Compass Caravan Park
  3. Compass Country Cabins
  4. Mt Cone Tank (Water Location Only)

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Compass township camp site at oval

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Myponga
  2. Blue House, Myponga