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Spalding Rd to Bundaleer Reservoir to Curnow’s Hut (Walks 33&34)

Sat 10 to Sun 11 Aug 2024

Walk name/location
Spalding Rd to Bundaleer Reservoir to Curnow’s Hut (Walks 33&34)
Walk grade
End-to-End 15
Description

Walk 33 – Saturday – Spalding Rd to Bundaleer Reservior– This is a very flat, but unique walk that follows the Freshwater intake channel for Bundaleer Reservoir, only leaving it for a few km to go through Spalding. Walkers will see some fascinating examples of engineering from the early 1900s.

Walk 34 – Bundaleer Reservoir to Curnow’s Hut – Passing Bundaleer Reservoir and the permanently flowing Bundaleer Creek, the Trail joins the Bundaleer northern intake channel at the aqueduct. After leaving the channels at the weir it follows Never Never Creek past remnant Yacca forests and grazing land towards Bundaleer Forest

Walk Difficulty – The Heysen Trail walks are demanding and suitable for experienced walkers who have walked regularly in various terrain consisting of long-distance trails with some steep inclines/declines, irregular surface with loose uneven, slippery base. They have a walking time of about 5 to 7 hours and will require a good degree of physical fitness.

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 10 August 2024
End
Sunday 11 August 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Andrea Gillin
Maria Bootle
Lyn Wood
Lance Perryman
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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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Mapsheet
4C
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 11,
chapter 6 map 12,
chapter 1 map 1.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Meeting location documents
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $50.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00 AM Bus Departure - please allow 20 minutes to register
End time
3:30 PM Appprox.
Walking from
Spalding
Walking to
Bundaleer Reservior
Distance
24km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Watch out for bees, there are several swarms in hollow metal posts along the pipeline and channels. Be alert for washouts or undercutting of the channel banks if there has been a lot of rain. Take care at main road crossings.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E Walking Experience unless discussed with co-ordinator

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8:00 AM Bus Departure - please allow 20 minutes to register
End time
3:00 PM Approx.
Walking from
Bundaleer Reservior
Walking to
Curnow's Hut
Distance
17 km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Boggy crossing where trail leaves the channels just past the weir. Bees crossing the trail from hives along the last 5km.
Requirements
Wear appropriate hiking clothing, hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket etc as you need per forecast weather conditions.
Carry at least 2 litres of water, hand sanitiser, a personal first aid kit including:- band-aids, blister packs, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and electrolytes, your regular medications and anything else you think you might need.
Bring food and snacks for morning tea and lunch.
Experience
E2E Walking Experience unless discussed with co-ordinator

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. Curnows Hut
  2. Spalding
  3. Bundaleer Weir ‘walk-in’ site
  4. Spalding Hotel
  5. Spalding Escape
  6. Flairville on Heysen
  7. Country Bakehouse Accommodation
  8. Spalding Oval

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Bundaleer Sport & Recreation Grounds

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Georgetown
  2. Hiskeys Hut
  3. Crystal Brook
  4. Bowman Hut & ‘walk-in’ site
  5. Whistling Trig Tank
  6. Crystal Brook Caravan Park
  7. Georgetown Hotel