Beetaloo Creek ‘walk-in’ site

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Mapsheet
Mapsheet 5B, Hiskeys Hut to Wirrabara Forest
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 378 233
Longitude: 138.1873692111
Latitude: -33.1974317833
Download
Download GPX file for a GPS unit
Download KML file for Google Earth/Maps
Contact
Friends of the Heysen Trail
Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
Campsite, water tank, basic shelter with bench (primarily to collect water)

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WALKERS NOTE - JULY 2020
The water tank is damaged due to a fallen tree branch.
Walkers are advised to carry extra water and keep monitoring this website for advice on repair/replacement.
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Notes
This tank is midway between the Bowmans Hut and the Go-Cart Track campsite - 19.9km from Bowmans Hut and 20.2km from the Go-Cart Track campsite.

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9 thoughts on “Beetaloo Creek ‘walk-in’ site

  1. Wanting to walk from bluff to Beetaloo Reservoir tomorrow 24th May. Can anyone tell me how far it is please and how long it would take

    • Interactive Maps says its 16.4km using the Heysen Trail south and then the Centre Track east. Timing is 3h 10m, which I believe is very optimistic – I would say between 4 and 5 hours, depending on the weight of any gear you are carrying, because it is quite a roller coaster along the ridge heading south from the Bluff. Dean Mortimer (Friends of Heysen Trail).

    • Hi Bernadette. It is approx 18kms, but as I don’t know your capabilities, I’m reluctant to say how long it would take. The FoHT End to End walkers would expect to cover the Mills Rd (Mt Zion) to the Bluff/TV Tower section in about 5 hours (but that is walking with a large group).
      If you haven’t seen it, the Walk Selector page for this walk may be of assistance.
      https://heysentrail.asn.au/heysen-trail/sections/mt-zion-to-wirrabara-forest/

  2. The tank at the Beetaloo campsite is damaged due to a tree having fallen on it. Due to COVID-19 measures our Trail Development volunteers are not able to access the site to repair it. Do not rely on water supplies at this location.

  3. Don and Frank
    20/9/2018 Camped overnight the water was tannin but drinkable. I filtered all the water on the walk.

  4. 12/6/18
    walked into camp and checked water. looked like ink and tank was very low. NOT MUCH WATER at all had enough water to camp 10 km down track, and had to get water at go cart track shelter. water crystal clear and no problems

  5. Stayed here on 16th May ’18. Water was plentiful though I chose not to drink it as it was discoloured and quite black. Repairs have been made to the tank. Luckily I had chosen to carry extra water.

  6. Site now open. Camped here night I of 17/9/15. As I walked in, met another hiker from
    Opp. direction. First I have met. Nice little spot. Water discoloured. Outflow pipe melted and uncovered. Water tasted ok. Tank full.

  7. Campsite was burnt out in last fires. Tank/ shelter survived due to being steel, over flow pipe melted. Tank is full but water is discoloured.. tanins or fire ash. Tastes fine. Camped here 8/5/15, I think. This was currently 2-3km off the re route which heads to Laura. Laura is a nice town good CVP, café, pub, small supermarket,. Could not find gas there.

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