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CANCELLED: Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail

Sun 22 to Fri 27 Oct 2023

Walk name/location
Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail
Walk grade
Extended Walk
Description

Immerse yourself in 6 walks along the new Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail (WCSW) between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor.  Absorb 75km of rugged coastlines, 7 beaches, dense native vegetation and expansive views in a small group.

A Sunday afternoon introduction will include an overview of Ngarrindjeri connection to Deep Creek and a short 4km walk-to-a-view followed by sundowner drinks & nibbles. Walk Leaders with experience of the terrain will guide longer day walks Monday to Friday following the WSCW along this dynamic coastal stretch of Heysen Trail.

A solid level of fitness is necessary for walking over consecutive days on a Class 4/5 Trail:  these are challenging walks between 5-6 hours with some steep climbs and descents through gullies with rough, narrow and uneven tracks, a bit of rock scrambling, creek crossings and along cliff edges.  Note: you shouldn’t rely on access to exit points as there are few available.

As it is a linear trail, walkers will drive themselves to the end location for the walk, from where a bus will take them to the start of the walk. Registered walkers will be provided with more detail and daily meeting points.  A celebratory dinner in Victor Harbor will conclude the event.

Participants must register for the full walk program $320 – package includes walk fees, bus costs, sundowner drinks and final night dinner.  “Golden Boots” does not apply for this event. Participants will need to book personal accommodation.

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
Sunday 22 October 2023
End
Friday 27 October 2023
Walk Leaders
Melanie Sjoberg
Daniel Jardine
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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
Bus
AUD $320.00
Meal details

Venue for the Celebratory Dinner will be confirmed closer to the event.

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
4pm
End time
6pm
Walking from
Goondooloo Car Park - circuit walk
Distance
4km

Monday

Walk Specifics (Monday)
Start time
7.45am for 8am
End time
approx 2pm
Walking from
Cape Jervis
Walking to
Cobbler Hill
Distance
14km
Risks (Monday)
Hazards
several undulations and steep climb to finish

Tuesday

Walk Specifics (Tuesday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
approx 2pm
Walking from
Cobbler Hill
Walking to
Tapanappa
Distance
14km
Risks (Tuesday)
Hazards
slippery if wet, narrow tricky track, steep climbs and decent

Wednesday

Walk Specifics (Wednesday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
approx 3pm
Walking from
Tapanappa
Walking to
Balquhidder Station
Distance
15km
Risks (Wednesday)
Hazards
some slippery sections, creek crossing and rock scrambling with a steep climb after long beach walk

Thursday

Walk Specifics (Thursday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
approx 2pm
Walking from
Ballaparudda Recreation Park
Walking to
Waitpinga
Distance
12km
Risks (Thursday)
Hazards
creek crossings

Friday

Walk Specifics (Friday)
Start time
7.45am
End time
approx 2pm
Walking from
Waitpinga
Walking to
Victor Harbor/Encounter Bay
Distance
15km