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Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion

Sat 1 to Mon 3 Oct 2022

Walk name/location
Raeville to Locks Ruin to Bowman Park to Mt Zion
Walk grade
End-to-End 13

Note well: we are walking this weekend out of the normal order

Saturday – Bowman Park to Mt Zion: Following the closure of the trail along the Crystal Brook, north of Bowman Park, this section now commences with a road walk continuing along Bowman Park Road past Bowman Park, turning north east along Huddleston Road. The Trail then turns north up Head Road, continuing until Pipeline Road, which it then follows until reaching Head Road and following that to the Wilkins Highway and Hughes Gap. After Hughes Gap the Trail meets the southern most hills of the Flinders Ranges and the Trail gradually climbs to the top of the range to reveal views over Port Pirie and Spencer Gulf.

Sunday – Raeville to Locks Ruin: This walk follows dirt roads into the small town of Georgetown and beyond past Hiskeys Hut. The trail then follows undulating fencelines through Sams Hills.

Monday – Locks Ruin to Bowman Park: An easy walk, predominantly along roads and road reserves, this section takes us through the town of Crystal Brook, then follows the Crystal Brook itself to historic Bowman Park.

If you would like to register for only one or two of the walk days, PLEASE call the office to register after registrations are open

Accommodation recommended in Crystal Brook, Laura or Gladstone

The theme for the weekend is ‘Golden’

Saturday 1 October 2022
Monday 3 October 2022
Walk Leaders
Dean Mortimer
Kevin Ward
Peter Deacon
Vicki Barrett
Robert Ruediger
Margaret Keelan
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
The rest of the Heysen Trail shown in blue:
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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 $30.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $3.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $60.00
Meal details

Royal Hotel, Crystal Brook, Saturday at 7pm. Order and pay on the night


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8am for 8.15am departure
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Bowman Park
Walking to
Mt Zion
Risks (Saturday)

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.

Road walking between Bowman Park & Hughes Gap.

Main Road crossing at Hughes Gap. Take care walking along Collaby Hill Road as it is a popular Tourist/4WD route.


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.

Three litres of water. Morning Tea and Lunch



Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8am for 8.15am departure
End time
All day walk
Walking from
Walking to
Locks Ruin
Risks (Sunday)
Road walking. Walkers to keep to RHS. Some slippery bits along the fenceline through Sams Hills
Minimum two litres of water. Morning tea and lunch


Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
8am for 8.15am departure
End time
All day hike
Walking from
Locks Ruin
Walking to
Bowman Park
Risks (Monday)
Road walking. Road crossings in Crystal Brook. Watch out for stray golf balls
Minimum two litres of water. Morning tea and lunch

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. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  2. Crystal Brook
  3. Hiskeys Hut
  4. Georgetown
  5. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  6. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)
  7. Georgetown Hotel

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. North Laura Hotel

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Curnows Hut
  3. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds
  4. Flairville on Heysen