Section 61: Aroona Hut to Parachilna Gorge Trailhead

August 2020, section numbers altered:

  1. Sections previously numbered 51 to 55 have been renumbered to accomodate what was previously Section 50, from Eyre Depot to Buckaringa, to be split into two smaller more manageable sections: Section 50 Eyre Depot to Warren Gorge, and Section 51 Warren Gorge to Buckaringa. So what was Section 51 is now Section 52, and what was 52 now 53, and what was 53 now 54, and what was 54 now 55.
  2. Sections previously numbered 55 and 56 have been combined into Section 56, from Mt Little Station to Moralana Scenic Drive.

This final section of the trail follows Aroona Valley to the watershed dividing it from the Parachilna Creek catchment to the north. It then follows the valley between ABC Range and Heysen Range, past abandoned mines to the final stile at the Parachilna Trailhead. This walk is a pleasant amble, perfect for reflecting on the years and kilometres taken to get here, and the friendships made along the way.

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Mapsheet 8C, Bunyeroo Creek to Aroona

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Distance
17km
Location of Aroona Hut
695 372
(269500 6537200 zone 54)
Latitude: -31.2767245722 (31° 16' 36.2085")
Longitude: 138.5788432333 (138° 34' 43.8356")
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Location of Parachilna Gorge Trailhead
645 528
(264500 6552800 zone 54)
Latitude: -31.13509803 (31° 8' 6.3529")
Longitude: 138.5300239 (138° 31' 48.086")
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