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Quorn to Dutchman’s Stern to Eyre Depot

Sat 9 to Sun 10 Sep 2023

Walk name/location
Quorn to Dutchman’s Stern to Eyre Depot
Walk grade
End-to-End 13

This is a multi day walk. If you only wish to walk on one day, please contact the office once registrations open.

Note: this walk will not be run in the usual order

Saturday: Dutchman’s Stern to Eyre Depot: This is a deceptively tough walk with a bit of everything – undulating firetracks with spectacular views, a rocky gorge and a gibber strewn floodplain

Sunday: Quorn to Dutchman’s Stern: This section of the trail passes the outskirts of Quorn before climbing gradually towards The Dutchmans Stern. Taking a detour off of the Heysen Trail to walk the 6 km Dutchmans Stern loop will provide a memorable highlight.

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.

Accommodation: Quorn

Theme: Rock

Saturday 9 September 2023
Sunday 10 September 2023
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
Margaret Keelan
Peter Deacon
Robert Ruediger
Vicki Barrett
Jennine Vine
William Vine
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Meeting Location

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

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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
Meal details

Sat 9 September at 6.30pm at Emily’s Bistro

Buffet of roast meats – pork, lamb, chicken, veggies, damper
Plus dessert

Cost $35 – pay at the venue


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Dutchman's Stern
Walking to
Eyre Depot
19km plus 1.5km walk out
Risks (Saturday)
Falls and ankle injuries have become common on this walk due to stony, uneven and loose surfaces
Water, Lunch and Morning Tea


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Walking to
Dutchman's Stern
10km plus 6km Dutchmans Stern Loop
Risks (Sunday)
Creek crossings in heavy rain. Cliff edges on Dutchman Stern loop
Water, Lunch and Morning Tea

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. The Old Homestead & Shearer’s Quarters
  3. Eyre Depot
  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. Warren Gorge
  4. Argadells
  5. McKinley’s Rest
  6. Great Northern Lodge