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CANCELLED: Walk The Yorke – Gym Beach to Pondalowie to Marion Bay

Sat 16 to Sun 17 Oct 2021

Walk name/location
Walk The Yorke – Gym Beach to Pondalowie to Marion Bay
Walk grade
Walk the Yorke End-to-End

This weekend we enter the Innes National Park, home to over 140 species of birds including the rare Osprey and Mallee Fowl.
The diverse range of vegetation provides a brilliant display of colour during spring when the wildflowers and shrubs are blooming.

Walkers and cyclists are exempt from paying entry to Innes National Park, but payment applies for vehicle entry.

Suggested accommodation – Marion Bay

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office (once bookings have opened) to register for that day’s walk. The on-line registration system will only allow you to register for both days.

Saturday 16 October 2021
Sunday 17 October 2021
Walk Leaders
Peter Clark
Robyn Coburn
Mal Cockburn
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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 $60.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Gym Beach (Map 6 GR 742 082)
Walking to
Pondalowie (Map 6 GR 666 994)
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.

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.

Within Innes National Park, a section of trail between the Pondalowie Surf Break car park & the start of the Gym Beach Hiking Trail is shared by walkers and vehicles (speed limit 40km/h). This section is around 7.8km along a gravel road, and walkers should be aware of traffic using that section of road.


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
End time
Walking from
Pondalowie (Map 6 GR 666 994)
Walking to
Marion Bay (Map 6 GR 803 990)
Risks (Sunday)