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Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd and Burra Rd to Worlds End (Walks 29&26)

Sat 25 to Sun 26 May 2024

Walk name/location
Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd and Burra Rd to Worlds End (Walks 29&26)
Walk grade
End-to-End 15
Description

Note: Walks are being done out of order

Saturday: Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd, 25.5km – This section passes through Caroona Creek Conservation Park and Tourilie Gorge, which is one of the lesser known gems of the Trail. Look out for the remnants of an old bullock track cut through the gorge.

Saturday Night Meal OptionThe Burra Hotel – Full menu plus nightly specials – please tick RSVP if you wish to attend so we can let Hotel know numbers.

Sunday: Burra Road to Worlds End , 17km  – The trail crosses undulating farmland before entering the scrubland of the Hallelujah Hills. The day finishes with an easy stroll to Worlds End Gorge.

Walk Difficulty – 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.

Start
Saturday 25 May 2024
End
Sunday 26 May 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Leanne Bell
Andrea Gillin
Maria Bootle
Philip Bell
Lyn Wood
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00 AM - Bus Departure time - allow 20 minutes to register
End time
4.30pm
Walking from
Newikie Creek
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Road
Distance
25.5 km's
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
This is a remote with few exits and no phone coverage. The roads in this area are impassable when wet.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E walk experience unless otherwise discussed with coordinator

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:00 AM Bus Departure time - allow 20 minutes to register
End time
2.30 pm approx.
Walking from
Burra Road
Walking to
Worlds End
Distance
17 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking on Worlds End Road (main Burra – Robertstown Road)
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E walk experience unless otherwise discussed with coordinator