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Parachilna Gorge to Mount Little Station Week 1

Sat 8 to Sun 16 May 2021

Walk name/location
Parachilna Gorge to Mount Little Station Week 1
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 2
Description

And so the second reverse traverse of the Heysen Trail begins with 6 days walking based at Willow Springs.
All your OLD favourites will be there Simon and Julian who lead the first End to End (the Millennium Walk), Deano who led the first N-S traverse and Peter Solomon who lead the Great North Walk in 2018. Between us we have about 10 End to Ends under our boots

Of course there will be that old (young) favourite, Gavin, our bus driver, in the Rufus Bus.

We will also be joined by Morris Minus, who accompanied Minus one, and will be our mascot for this event. Who or what is Morris Minus and the role he/she or it plays will be revealed in due course.

We are going to have a great time!

Accommodation is a separate cost and we have booked Willow Springs Station for the whole group. There is also the option of tenting or using your camper or caravan.

You will be allocated accommodation after registering.

We will be walking the same pace as all previous E2E’s, so we won’t be in a rush!

Start
Saturday 8 May 2021
End
Sunday 16 May 2021
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Simon Cameron
Peter Solomon
Julian Monfries
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Map legend:

Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
Map & GPS Files
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Mapsheet
8D
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 8.
Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld
Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $400.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $400.00)
Meal details

A meal provide by Epicurean Outback, based at Blinman, including A variety of lasagne’s, with vegetarian option, salad and an apple and quandong pie with cream and/or icecream.
Please indicate any dietary issues.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0900
End time
1600
Walking from
Adelaide Bus Station
Walking to
Willow Springs
Distance
400km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

Missing the bus!

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

There is only 1 luggage compartment. (We can take about 25 people + luggage)

Experience
Being able to sit for 4-6 hours without fighting!

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0830
End time
1600
Walking from
Parachilna
Walking to
Aroona Ruins
Distance
18.5
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

Starting at the northern Trailhead, we walk past the Parachilna walk-in campsite, following Wild Dog and Five Mile Creeks, past the peaks of the Heysen Range, over the Taringa Saddle into the watershed of Aroona Creek, past Pigeon Bore to Aroona.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Snacks and lunch and water.

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
0830
End time
1500
Walking from
Aroona Ruins
Walking to
Trezona Bore
Distance
14
Risks (Monday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
0830
End time
1500
Walking from
Trezona Bore
Walking to
Bunyeroo
Distance
14
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
0930
End time
1500
Walking from
Rest Day
Walking to
Take a walk around Willow Springs, go into Wilpena and do a walk.
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
0830
End time
1530
Walking from
Bunyeroo
Walking to
Wilpena Information Centre
Distance
22
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
0830
End time
1600
Walking from
Wilpena Information Centre
Walking to
Moralana Drive
Distance
15
Risks (Friday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
0800
End time
1630
Walking from
Moralana Drive
Walking to
Mount Little Station
Distance
32
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.

Long day, following creek lines.

Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser

Bring plenty of snacks, lunch and water. You will need morning and afternoon tear snack.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
0830
End time
1600
Walking from
Willow Springs
Walking to
Adelaide
Distance
400
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards

COVID-19 measures – you will need to adhere to social distancing at this event:

  1. I declare that if I experience any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) before the walk, I will immediately self-isolate, seek medical advice and cancel my registration for the event.
  2. When attending the walk I will:
    • observe social distancing practices
    • maintain personal hygiene (apply hand sanitiser and protect others if I cough/sneeze)
    • not share drink bottles, eating utensils, other personal items and equipment.
Requirements

COVID-19 measures – you will need to observe social distancing at this event, ensuring no contact between participants.

This includes:

  • maintaining a 1.5 metre minimum distance between participants
  • maintaining a 4m2 minimum area per person
  • bringing and using your own supply of hand sanitiser
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. Aroona Ruins ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Aroona Hut
  3. Trezona Campsite
  4. Middlesight Water Hut
  5. Wilpena Caravan Park
  6. Wilpena Resort
  7. Red Range ‘walk-in’ site
  8. Pigeon Bore
  9. Parachilna Gorge ‘walk-in’ site
  10. Mt Little Station
  11. Yanyanna Hut
  12. Parachilna Gorge Camping
  13. Parachilna Gorge Trailhead
  14. Blinman Hotel
  15. Wirrealpa Station Cottage
  16. Blinman Cottage
  17. Moolooloo Station
  18. Wilcolo campground

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Angorichina Tourist Village
  2. Youngoona Campsite
  3. Acraman Campground
  4. Rawnsley Park Station
  5. Arkaba Station
  6. Alpana Station
  7. Nungawurtina Hut (Alpana Station)
  8. Parachilna
  9. Blinman
  10. Prairie Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mayo Hut
  2. Hawker
  3. Mt Elm ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Wonoka Station
  5. Hawker Caravan Park
  6. Hawker Caravan Park (Hawker Overflow, Carpenter Road)
  7. Outback Chapmanton Motor Inn
  8. Hawker Hotel Motel
  9. Meaney’s Rest