Section 52: Buckaringa Gorge to Calabrinda Creek

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 is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.

Walkers please note…

A closure of the Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary is planned for Fri 21st to Tues 25th June.

For further information see the news item here.

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Mapsheet 7B, North of Mt Arden to Willochra Creek;
Mapsheet 7C, Willochra Creek to Mount Elm Camp Site

Northern Guidebook, chapter 4 map 6.
chapter 4 map 7.
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Location of Buckaringa Gorge
215 429
(221500 6442900 zone 54)
Latitude: -32.1159159333 (32° 6' 57.2974")
Longitude: 138.0483685083 (138° 2' 54.1266")
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Vehicle access from Quorn is via the Arden Vale Road (for 28.3km) and then on Wyacca Road.
Buckaringa Gorge is a private conservation park so vehicle access is only so far as the gate on Wyacca Road located at GR 214 429 on mapsheet 7B (Lat/Long -32.115605, 138.047525).
Walkers heading north can proceed to the access point by staying on the station track through Buckaringa Gorge. Walking south leave the track around GR 210 430 and walk south to find the station track and then follow it eastwards to the access point.

Location of Calabrinda Creek
349 530
(234900 6453000 zone 54)
Latitude: -32.0281365944 (32° 1' 41.2917")
Longitude: 138.1930200694 (138° 11' 34.8722")
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