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Wirrabara Forest – White Park Rd – Murray Town

Sat 22 to Sun 23 May 2021

Walk name/location
Wirrabara Forest – White Park Rd – Murray Town
Walk grade
End-to-End 11
Description

Our journey north through the Flinders Ranges recommences with a difficult walk on Saturday and a comfortable walk on Sunday.

The weekend will be based in Laura.

Any walker with Respiratory symptoms or fever should exclude themselves from any activity until they have received a negative COVID result, irrespective of Vaccine Status. If there is no testing available (eg Country areas) then they should consult the nearest Medical Professional available(directly or by phone). If no consult is available they should exclude themselves from activity until 3 days after symptoms have settled.

Please ENSURE that you use HAND SANITIZER prior to Boarding and wear a FACE MASK  throughout each Bus Trip over the weekend.

SATURDAY 22nd MAY

Starting from near the old Wirrabara Forest nursery the walk climbs back up to the ridgeline north of the bluff. From here the section provides a very diverse range of scenery, beginning with dense natural scrub, ridge lines and spectacular vistas of Telowie Gorge Con. Park and west towards the gulf prior to descending on a narrow track to a very pretty creek line before emerging into a walk alongside and through parts of the Forest and then a section of the Wirrabara Greenway where there are some testing short climbs.

SUNDAY 23rd MAY

The walk follows back roads and road reserves through undulating farmlands.

DINNER on Saturday night will be at the North Laura Hotel from 6.15pm.  I reserved places for up to 45 diners.

When registering for the walk please fill in the RSVP question to indicate if you will be attending. I will use that information to provide the hotel with an estimate of diners from the group that they can expect on the night.

If you wish to attend you should then contact the hotel directly to book a table and time for your meal. The group booking is for “Heysen Elevens”. The phone number for the Hotel is 86632421.

Start
Saturday 22 May 2021
End
Sunday 23 May 2021
Walk Leaders
Dom Henschke
Marlene Henschke
Andrew McDonald
Helen Morgante
John Babister
Christopher Gower
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 6,
chapter 2 map 7,
chapter 2 map 8.
Meeting Location

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

Details
Information withheld
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

The meal on Saturday night will be at the North Laura Hotel from 6.15pm.

If you wish to attend complete the RSVP and then contact the hotel directly to book a table and time for your meal. The group booking is for “Heysen Elevens”. The phone number for the Hotel is 86632421.

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
Approx. 2.30-3.00pm.
Walking from
Wirrabara Forest
Walking to
Corner of White Park and Yellow Cutting Roads.
Distance
19 kms plus approx. 3 klm walk-in to rejoin the Trail.
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.

Some tricky climbs and descents with some road walking.

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 sanitiser

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions, walking poles, hat, sunscreen, morning tea and lunch, and at least 3 litres of water(more if weather is warm).

Experience
Trail walker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
8.30am
End time
Approx. 2.00pm
Walking from
Block 9 Road
Walking to
Murraytown
Distance
15 kms
Risks (Sunday)
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.

Some road walking.

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 sanitiser

Good quality footwear and clothing suitable for the weather conditions, walking poles, hat, sunscreen, morning tea, lunch and at least 3 litres of water.

Experience
Trail walker
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. Go-Cart Track Shelter
  2. Wirrabara Hotel

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Wendy’s at Wattle Park, Flinders Ranges

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Melrose
  2. Murray Town
  3. Ippinitchie Campground
  4. Smith’s Farmstay
  5. Taralee Orchards
  6. Grays Hut
  7. Beetaloo Creek ‘walk-in’ site
  8. Murray Town campsite
  9. North Star Inn
  10. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  11. Melrose Caravan and Tourist Park
  12. Melrose Holiday Units
  13. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  14. Melrose Place
  15. DD’s B&B and Wozza’s Vault Cafe
  16. A Little Pug Cottage at Melrose
  17. North Laura Hotel