Parachilna Gorge Trailhead

Water stop on the Heysen Trail

Ceremonial trailhead stile
Ceremonial trailhead stile
Water only location
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Mapsheet 8D, Aroona to Parachilna Gorge
Northern Guidebook, chapter 6, map 8
Grid ref: 645529
Longitude: 138.529761
Latitude: -31.135407
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Public land
There is a water tank, small shelter, benches, information signage and trailhead stile here.

Water supply is sometimes overused due to the adjacent road, carpark and 4WD drivers. Hikers may need to walk 500 metres south to the Parachilna Gorge Hikers campsite to find more readily available water.

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4 thoughts on “Parachilna Gorge Trailhead

  1. 7/7/21water tank approx 2/3 full. We ended up camping here for our last night, Day 66 on the trail. Great sunset and sunrise! Walked to Parachilna, 14 klms tge next day.

    • Congratulations on completing the trail.
      Please get in touch with the FOHT office …. we would be pleased to issue certificates to mark your achievement.

      Thank you for the comments you have provided to the trail re water tank content etc.

  2. On 14/9/2019 the tank at the trailhead next to the road was empty. The tank at the Parachilna heysen campsite was also empty.

  3. Paused here on 15th July ’19 to say that at long last I have finished the 1200km Heysen Trail. Plenty of information signs regarding the area plus info regarding the Heysen Trail. The water tank was over half full. I then had to walk another 13km to the Pairie Hotel in Parachilna.

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