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Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd and Wandallah to Newikie Creek

Sat 6 to Sun 7 May 2023

Walk name/location
Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd and Wandallah to Newikie Creek
Walk grade
End-to-End 14
Description

Saturday – This section passes through Caroona Creek Conservation Park and Tourilie Gorge, which is one of the lesser known gems of the Trail. Look out for the remnants of an old bullock track cut through the gorge.

Sunday – This remote and very undulating section across grazing lands beyond Goyders Line.

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 6 May 2023
End
Sunday 7 May 2023
Walk Leaders
Mark Fletcher
Cathy Bowditch
Chris Allen
Karin Agostino
Margaret Fletcher
Michael Agostino
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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
4A
Guidebook maps
Southern Guidebook, chapter 6 map 2,
chapter 6 map 3,
chapter 6 map 4.

Meeting Location

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

Details
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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $20.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $40.00
Meal details

TBA

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
7:30am
End time
4:00pm
Walking from
Newikie Creek
Walking to
Dares Hill Summit Rd
Distance
25.5km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards

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.

This is a remote with few exits and no phone coverage. The roads in this area are impassable when wet.

Requirements

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.

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
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
7:30am
End time
3:30pm
Walking from
Wandallah
Walking to
Newikie Creek
Distance
22km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Rocks and old wire along fencelines
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
Trailwalker