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Quorn-Dutchman’s-Eyre Depot

Sat 17 to Sun 18 Sep 2022

Walk name/location
Quorn-Dutchman’s-Eyre Depot
Walk grade
End-to-End 12
Description

WEEKEND BASED IN QUORN- ******PLEASE NOTE WALKS BEING DONE OUT OF ORDER*******

SAT17TH-This is a deceptively tough walk with a bit of everything.Undulating firetracks,a long rocky gorge and a gibber strewn floodplain to end the days walking .Once again the scenery is fantastic but walkers need to be on the ball to tackle what the trail has install.The bus will drop us off at Dutchman’s and pick us up at Eyre Depot at end of day .A  LONG BUS  DRIVE BACK OF 1;5HRS WILL SEE US BACK AT QUORN RAILWAY STATION .This is a long day so please carry plenty of water and snacks .PLEASE NOTE -IF WET THIS WALK COULD BE CANCELLED WITHOUT ANY NOTICE.IF SO WE SHALL ENDEAVOUR TO WALK ANOTHER SECTION WITH EASIER ACCESS.

SUN 18TH- We shall walk this section in reverse due to limited space at Dutchman’s Stern.Weather dependant we shall walk the 6km loop to Dutchman’s Stern,which delivers some of the best scenery in the state.After returning to the the trail we follow old tracks and fencelines while slowly ascending into the outskirts of Quorn.

Please ring the office to register if you only want to walk one day .

Please sanitise hands and wear mask upon boarding the bus

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 17 September 2022
End
Sunday 18 September 2022
Walk Leaders
Adam Matthews
Suzanne Matthews
Robin Sharland
Kara Turner
James Wenzel
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Meeting Location

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Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $60.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
815am
End time
3;30-4pm
Walking from
Dutchmans
Walking to
Eyre Depot
Distance
20kms
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.

Lots of rough trails ,rocky and uneven ,possibly muddy.walking in a gorge ,fallen branches etc etc .Exposure to the Elements .Hot or Cold .

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 sanitise

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.

Morn tea ,lunch,plenty of energy snacks,2;5-3ltrs water min .Personal first aid kit ,APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR.Poles if you please .This is a tough day ,be prepared ,

Experience
TRAILWALKER

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8;30AM
End time
1;30-2PM
Walking from
Dutchman's
Walking to
Quorn outskirts
Distance
11kms or 17kms depending if we walk the loop
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.

old fencing wire.loose uneven tracks .rd walking ,weather .Mud and slippery surfaces .

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 sanitise

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.

Morn tea,lunch,min 2ltrs of water.Appropriate clothing and footwear,Poles if you please .Personal first aid kit .ALWAYS CARRY A GOOD RAINCOAT .

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. The Dutchman Hut
  2. Eyre Depot
  3. The Old Homestead & Shearer’s Quarters
  4. Quandong Apartments
  5. Quorn Brewers Cottages
  6. Austral Inn Hotel
  7. Transcontinental Hotel
  8. Endilloe Lodge Bed & Breakfast
  9. Wilderness Cabin, Horseshoe Range
  10. Elizabeth House Backpackers and Hostel
  11. Savings Bank of South Australia – Old Quorn Branch
  12. Wilkatana Station

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Mt Arden South ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Quorn
  3. Argadells
  4. Warren Gorge
  5. McKinley’s Rest
  6. Great Northern Lodge