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Wirrabara Forest to Murraytown. Based in Melrose

Sat 18 to Sun 19 Jul 2015

Walk name/location
Wirrabara Forest to Murraytown. Based in Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End 6
Description

SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015

This section provides a very diverse range of scenery, beginning with the dense natural scrub, ridgelines and spectacular vistas of the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, then descending to a narrow single file track along a very pretty creek line, before emerging into walk alongside pine forests.

SUNDAY 19 JULY 2015

This section starts in the Wirrabara pine forest where there are some testing climbs. After leaving the forest, the rest of the day is spent walking along back roads and road reserves through undulating farmland.

THEME – Tour de Melrose aka Tour de France.

NOTE – If you wish to walk on only one day, please contact the FOHT office to register for that day. The online registering system will only allow you to register for both walking days.

Start
Saturday 18 July 2015
End
Sunday 19 July 2015
Walk Leaders
Chris Allen
Neil Rivett
Lyn Wood
Lucy Allen
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Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook maps
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2 map 6,
chapter 2 map 7,
chapter 2 map 8.

Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
Accepted
Bus
AUD $32.00

Saturday

Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
9.00 am - commence walking
End time
3.00 pm approx
Walking from
Wirrabara Forest
Walking to
Block Nine Road
Distance
16 Km
Risks (Saturday)
Hazards
Some of the steeper sections of the fire tracks can be slippery
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

Sunday

Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9.00 am - commence walking
End time
3.00 pm approx
Walking from
Block Nine Road
Walking to
Murraytown
Distance
17 Km
Risks (Sunday)
Hazards
Road walking, keep to right hand side of road. Take care crossing Port Germein Road
Requirements
Bring snacks, lunch, drink, sun screen, hat, raincoat, gaiters and good, comfortable walking footwear.
Experience
Trailwalker

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. Murray Town
  3. Murray Town campsite
  4. White Park Tank

Near This Section

More than 2km off of the Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wendy’s at Wattle Park, Flinders Ranges

Further Afield

Beyond this Heysen Trail section.

  1. Wirrabara
  2. Ippinitchie Campground
  3. Taralee Orchards
  4. Wirrabara Hotel
  5. Mount Remarkable Hotel Motel
  6. Kookaburra Creek Bush Retreat
  7. North Laura Hotel
  8. Doughboy Reserve
  9. Beetaloo ‘walk-in’ site (Southern Boundary Track)