Marschalls Hut

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Walker's platform installed September 2019.
Walker's platform installed September 2019.
Accommodation
Campsite,
Hut,
Water Tank
Mapsheet
3C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 5, map 3
Coordinates
Grid ref: 999 169
Longitude: 138.83136
Latitude: -34.168823
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Contact
https://www.heysentrail.asn.au (Friends of the Heysen Trail)
Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
hut, walker's platform, bunks, water, fireplace, table, seating, toilet.
History
Marschalls Hut was originally built in the mid 1850s, and the current hut is built with stones from the 5-room homestead ruins. Christian and Elise Marschall and their eight childen arrived in South Australia in October of 1854 having left their home in Babow in present day Germany. Christian's grave is in the adjacent cemetery.

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10 thoughts on “Marschalls Hut

  1. 20 October 2019 – Despite Allison’s comment (08/09/2019) regarding forecasted rain (of which there has been some), tank is still low. Approximately 10%. Quality is good.

  2. Cycling the Mawson trail S-N. Detoured to spend the night in the hut. Beautiful spot. Tank still very low (just above the tap line), but enough water to fill a couple of bottles. Rain was forecast after we left so may have filled a little more.

  3. Visited the hut on a maintenance trip on 23/8. The tank at the hut is at only 10% capacity. Inspected the gutters and they were blocked. Cleared them, so depending on rain over the rest of winter, water level should improve.
    There is a small tank at the toilet that feeds the sink tap. The level is also low, but provides a back up supply.

  4. Hi Terry, trail huts like this are designed for trail users to stay in and share with other trail users for an evening

  5. Do you have to be a trail Walker to use these huts or can they be used by others and are their stay restrictions

  6. We found this hut on a trip out in the 4×4 one day and it is simply stunning us being lovers of paranormal and history also visited the cemeteries nearby we also returned today and say near the hut and had a cup of tea it was great thank you to the ones involved nice piece of history

  7. I left Marrabel early on 5:9/15, very warm day with strong northerly. Stayed at this lovely hut until 4 pm (daylight saving has started). Then walked on 15 Kms to bush camp south of Martvsle road. Easy to carry water as walking pleasant and easy, through back roads and light forest. This considerably shortens the journey to Kapunda.
    The tank at Marschalls is small and only 1/5 full when I was there. There is a small tank on the toilet but seems to feed into the toilet basin??
    I think this hut is used a lot by visitors with cars.
    No evidence of posssums. The cemetery made me want to weep. So many young deaths.

  8. Excellent hut in a beautiful location. Currently being shared with a possum, so there is a little bit of a smell, but nothing too bad. Sheep provided some vocal company through the windy night.

    Bumped into Trailwalkers led by Colin Edwards there on Sunday. Nice to meet you all if you are reading this.

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