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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

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.

Saturday 10 August 2024
Sunday 11 August 2024
Walk Leaders
Mark Curtis
Michael Joyce
Leanne Bell
Andrea Gillin
Maria Bootle
Philip Bell
Lyn Wood
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Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $24.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $10.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $50.00

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