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Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd And Hallett to EE George Quarry

Sat 22 to Sun 23 Jun 2019

Walk name/location
Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd And Hallett to EE George Quarry
Walk grade
End-to-End 11

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The online registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

SATURDAY 22nd June

This section passes through Caroona Creek Conservation Park and Tourilie Gorge, which is one of the lesser known gems of the Trail. Part of the walk through the gorge will be along the ruins of an old bullock track. Look out for the old retaining walls and the hand dug rock cutting(an ideal location for a group photo).

It should be noted this is probably the most remote section of the trail south of the Flinders Ranges.

SUNDAY 23rd June

A gently undulating walk largely along rural back roads and road reserves through the surrounding farmlands.

A pleasant and unique walk.

Dinner on Saturday evening will be at the Burra Hotel from 6.30pm.This will be a celebratory dinner for completing half the trail so lets all share the moment and toast the accomplishment.

The theme for the evening will be “Half & Half” so be imaginative.

Saturday 22 June 2019
Sunday 23 June 2019
Walk Leaders
Judith Ellis
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Helen Morgante
John Babister
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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


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Newekie Creek
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Road
26 klms
Risks (Saturday)
A long and remote walk with few exits and no phone coverage
Good quality footwear & clothing, raincoat, hat, sunscreen,walking poles, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and sufficient water for a walk of this length(at least 3 litres).


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Walking to
E.E. George Quarry
approx. 20 klms
Risks (Sunday)
Crossing the Barrier Hwy in Hallett.
Good quality footwear and clothing, rainjacket, hat, sunscreen, walking poles, morning tea, lunch and plenty of water.

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. Caroona Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Old Mt Bryan East School
  3. Hallett
  4. Hallett Railway Station
  5. Tourilie Gorge hut
  6. Old Shed – Main Camp – Caroona Creek Conservation Park
  7. Hallett Camping at the Recreation Ground
  8. Wildongoleechie Hotel
  9. Tiverina Park
  10. The Carriages
  11. Cartapo Creek Hobby Farm

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Black Jack Hut
  2. Wandallah Creek ‘Walk in’ Shelter
  3. Whistling Trig Tank