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Peters Hill to Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap

Sat 22 to Sun 23 Sep 2018

Walk name/location
Peters Hill to Gerkie Gap to Webb Gap
Walk grade
End-to-End 11
Description

ON SATURDAY-A pleasant walk along back roads through undulating farmlands to the southern end of the Tothill Range taking in the town of Marrabel and its memorial to the famous buckjumper “Curio”. A stop at the cemetery on the way into Marrabel provides an insight into the hardship of life for the early pioneers of the area.

ON SUNDAY-After a climb through Gerkie Gap to the eastern side of the range this walk hugs the side of the range before climbing back over the range just north of Smith Hill. From here the walk continues northward through open scrubland on the western flank of the range.

DINNER on SATURDAY Night will be at the Riverton Hotel at 6.00 for 6.30pm. Order and Pay on the night. Please respond to the question so that numbers can be advised

The THEME for the walk is anything starting with the LETTER “R”.

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 22 September 2018
End
Sunday 23 September 2018
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
John Babister
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Mapsheet
3B
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5 map 3,
chapter 5 map 4,
chapter 5 map 5.

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 $40.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
3.00pm
Walking from
Peters Hill at the corner of Peters Hill and Pfitzners Rds. Grid Ref. 026 167 on Map 5.3 in Southern Guidebook or Map 3B on Mapsheet 3
Walking to
Gerkie Gap
Distance
18 klms
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Road walking and crossing in Marrabel.
Requirements
Good quality footwear clothing. rain jacket, walking poles hat, sunscreen, snacks, lunch and sufficient water for the conditions (at least 3 litres for this time of the year.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
2.30-3.00pm
Walking from
Gerkie Gap
Walking to
Webb Gap
Distance
16 klms
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Rocky descent
Requirements
Good quality footwear & clothing, rain jacket, walking poles,hat, sunscreen, snacks, lunch and sufficient water for the conditions( at least 3 litres).
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. Huppatz Hut
  2. Marrabel
  3. Marschalls Hut
  4. Smith Hill
  5. Webb Gap
  6. Marrabel ‘Walk-in’ site

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Burra Creek Gorge Reserve (Worlds End)
  2. Worlds End ‘walk-in’ site
  3. Hallelujah Hideaway
  4. Riverton
  5. Riverton Caravan Park
  6. Riverton Hotel
  7. Hotel Central Riverton
  8. Hayley’s House BnB Riverton
  9. Hamilton